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jennyjoan
My neighbour lent me her crutch but as usual have not been using it much. However just out of my acupuncturist and she said if I could walk a little bit more with the aid of a crutch I could find some...
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choux
I have noticed how often people use the word incorrectly. Your diet is the food and drink you consume for nourishment. Dieticians are not confined simply to help people lose weight - some people have...
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Canary42
Having recently joined the permanent medication brigade (in my case blood-thinning Clopidogrel and cholesterol-reducing Atorvastatin) and slowly coming to terms with the repeat-prescription process, I...
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Patsy33
My blood pressure has been very low since Sunday. Took a couple of readings first day, 92/52, hasn't got much higher, either. The highest was 2 days ago 100/61. Took it just now, 95/57. I'm yet to...
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Bobbisox1
My BP has shot up from an acceptable level to over 200 and my ankles have swelled, I rang after taking a home reading which shocked me, he’s ringing me in a week to see how I am , he asked has...
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davebro
TV progs like Embarrassing Bodies & GPs Behind Closed Doors show patients having removal of skin tags, warts etc (& acupuncture) at their local surgery which most GPs say are cosmetic treatments and...
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Tarser
I made an appointment to see a nurse about a small red area on my cheek that didn't go away. She didn't think it was anything to worry about but arranged for me to see a dermatologist. when I saw him,...
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Smowball
A few days ago I developed this really dry cough - once I start I can’t stop for ages. I took a Covid test which is negative, but this cough is still driving me mad. I’m taking over the counter cough...
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joko
i had a colonoscopy & afterwards he mentioned i have a 'stretchy bowel' - & added that its to do with EDS. i wasnt sure if he was saying it is definitely a thing with EDS, or that he noticed it, &...
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Scarlett
I have hardly seen the Sun in the past two or three years, and on the odd occasion I have been outside, I seem to get prickly heat on my upper chest – which is usually the only part of me exposed....
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smurfchops
I use Nivea Q10 day cream, very rich and thick. Instead of buying the night cream, could I use this at night?
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midagetrolop
My son has eczema on his head we have tried everything, even stuff from docs, but nothing seems to work. Anybody any ideas please.
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smurfchops
I am sick and tired of reporting these blatant adverts. Please please don’t click on these “questions” and they may, just may, take the hint and GO AWAY....
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kloofnek
I am taking multiple vitamins to try to increase my platelets count. And am wondering if this is ok.Am taking: B12 with foliate tablets Iron tablets Vit C in fizzy form ( like Alka-Seltzer) Only one a...
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maggiebee
Broke a bone in my lower arm yesterday. Came home with a cast and told to take paracetamol. Very uncomfortable but I can cope with that. My question is - is it normal for fingers to be swollen? Cast...
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ausecours
Hi! I’m in a wheelchair all day and rely on Tena lady incontinence pull up pants or equivalent. They work quite well apart from when I need to adjust my position. Whatever has been absorbed is...
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barry1010
My wife has been in constant discomfort and frequent severe pain for some months from tenderness and pain in the bladder region. She had a hysterectomy many years ago. Xray was clear. Today she had a...
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Paigntonian
On a lighter note, off on the Brixham ferry from Paignton Harbour shortly. Last week we had dolphins one day and seals the next. Regard it as a quasi-religious experience, an hour at sea for a tenner....
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Bobbisox1
https://news.sky.com/story/archie-battersbee-cannot-be-moved-to-hospice-to-die-high-court-rules-12665859 What could happen if when moving him he died instantly? Would his parents Sue the hospital?...
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jennyjoan
Last night was a complete nightmare - spent all night trying this cream and that and painkillers. Rung doctor's this morning and receptionist answered - I told her that the doctor (locum) I spoke to...

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