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Smowball
My cough from last week has progressed to a bad chest infection - I’ve seen my doctor this morning on an online zoom consultation. He prescribed steroids and antibiotics, but I knew there was no way I...
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Redhelen72
Had cause to be at the Dr's today and they have a lovely poster up explaining at how successful the hybrid way of working is April - June 19 Saw 4897 patients and 758 phone consultations April - June...
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MissTerious
If you were with a small group of people last Thursday evening and two of them have now tested positive should you take a test now or wait and see if you have symptoms. It was a meeting in a church...
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hellywelly4
I had the All Clear from the three scans I had during the last three weeks when I was fast tracked because I had lost nearly a stone, but I’m still feeling really rough even though the last one was on...
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margobo
I have received this benefit for some years as I care for my son who has an enduring mental health condition. He does not live with me but I see him daily. I have just received a letter from DWP to...
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Mags22
Can’t anyone advise me how to get rid of the soft hairs on my chin? I don’t want to have to do anything drastic,or cause them to grow in more - what do any of you ladies suggest please and Thankyou?...
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MissTerious
I have just realised that being a night owl means my circadian rhythm might be the reason that I prefer night to day because I have always been tired during the day and had more energy from evenings...
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barry1010
Some of you may remember last year I was shocked and upset that my test showed I had retinal neuropathy, especially as my diabetes has been very well controlled by diet and exercise for some years. My...
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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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