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My 92 y.o. mother has to have injections for the above. Obviously she is a bit nervous. She wants to know is it painful?
Just collected tablets from chemist and the label says ' this patient may be suitable for NMS due to being given this medication' What does NMS mean ? [chemist is closed until Monday so can't ask...
I am having to take large tablets, can anyone advise as to a method of taking such tablets without almost choking! Was thinking honey, vaseline, anyone think of something really slippery that could...
Does your hospital work a 4 Day week ? Mine does ! From after 4pm Thursday until the following Tuesday it is effectively closed . As I was told by a Sister ' If you want a doctor during that time go...
Becoming more eco-aware on the food we (have to!) eat, I wonder what components of Shampoo & skin cream are really necessary and offer **positive** results to one's body. Also, so-called special...
i can't take Allopurinol im trying nettle tea any ideas
For some time now I've been suffering from stiff joints and muscle aches all over my body. I get back ache frequently and my knees hurt when I kneel down. I also find it difficult to get up from the...
I'm in my school's girl choir and I'm varsity, I sing soprano 1 and it doesn't strain my voice when I sing. Recently before new years, I couldn't sing as high as I used to. I tested how high I can go,...
My doctor prescribed the above for a chest infection, I took 2 about 10am this morning,the rest of the week it will be one a day. About 1 hour later although sat in a warm room I felt very cold then...
What defines daily contacts as daily ? The time they are in your eye The number of insertions General deterioration The reason I ask, is that I like my contacts ( monthly disposable ) but I can't...
I have CTS and a while ago I agreed with my Dr to leave it and see how or if it progresses. I have made an appointment to go back because it now wakes me up with such. Pain it is unbelievable. (Well...
Is this actually a certain kind of Infection or a description of an Infection that turns nasty. I am on immunosuppressant drugs for a chronic condition and have been exposed to infection a few days...
Does anyone know if this is still available please The army 'medics' from the 60's/70's will know what t is! it's ok, its nowt illegal, and available in the U.S.A., but I can't find it here in the...
A neighbour has this is it like bi polar? Read up on it but so much info to take in. I'm seeing her tommorow so want to be understanding...
I suffer from diabetes neuropathy which makes walking difficult and climbing stairs is extremely difficult Can the NHS provide a stairlift for free?
I had a 7 day heart monitor at beginning of October and have still not had results, I was told there is a huge backlog, they can't give me any idea how long this will take...
£2.99 on a hairdryer ? My friend had one bought for a Xmas present. Personally I am happy with my £9.99 one from Boots. http://www.dyson.co.uk/haircare/supersonic/overview.aspx...
My husband has been diagnosed with cellulitis in BOTH legs. Everything I've read says it's almost impossible to have it on both legs at same time. Have any of you had it on 2 legs concurrently? His...
My optician has informed me that I am developing thickening of the eye capsule - seven years after cataract removal. I am aware of a misting of vision and particularly, headlight glare when night...
Can anyone suggest how, at the age of 73, for the first time in my life I appear to have developed psoriasis? The doctor seems to think that is what I have. I was recently taking terbinafine tablets...

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