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seniorcit
I have had an irregular heartbeat for over three months. An ECG test was normal, vas was a thyroid function test. I now have to wait for over two months until I can wear a 24 hour monitor.How do I go...
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Ric.ror
Today it was 147 on my right arm and 116 on my left! If it’s 116 surely I don’t need my one BP tablet anymore?...
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derekpara
I inject myself daily with 135ml of Clexane from a 150ml syringe, requiring me to expel 15ml. In order to retain the air bubble, which I believe is there to ensure the full amount is injected, do I...
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Patsy33
https://youtu.be/eXZnTGsWSTk...
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Ric.ror
Just seen an advert that says (I think) clinically proven to aid weight loss Does anyone have any thoughts as I’m struggling and I’m really not overeating or under moving...
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dunnitall
Hi, does anyone know if cellulitis can exacerbate an existing lung condition please? I have a lung condition which causes over production of mucus (they don't know why).. and just recently it has got...
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malagabob
Had my follow up hospital appointment yesterday. Was told my PSV I think the consultant called it was slightly higher than normal. But it’s not a good indicator of anything more. So I’m having a...
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Canary42
Narcissistic Personality Disorder. An interesting discussion from BBC Radio 4 - although one could say it just shows the medical profession itself suffers from NPD. Some healthy differing views...
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ck1
I've had a 32" waist forever and always maintained a good level of activity to keep it that way. A few years ago I had a course of mirtazapine which, I didn't realise at the time, made me put on quite...
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Superiorfeline
Anyone tried it? Did you feel pain, how bad?
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Canary42
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-46944631 I like the bit where she says "It's very easy to donate" - piece of [4-letter word beginning with p] I presume....
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malagabob
Been concerned about going to loo in the wee small hours ( see what I did there ) Had an examination, gave a sample of urine. Doctor gave me a official sheet to include with a blood sample to be taken...
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granny grump
Day 8 of hospital stay for severe jaundice In myself I feel fine Despite 2 MRIS (another one today) and an ultrasound they can't find the cause To say I'm fed up is an understatement Has anyone else...
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raybush
I've recently discovered that I have an Hernia (near the groin area).I attended the doctors only to be told that Hernias are not treated unless they are causing you trouble/lots of pain ,I have got a...
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lynbrown
For a few days now, I have had pain in my upper left hand stomach, right below my breast. It can be calm for a few minutes but then a shooting pain goes through to my back. Its in the area of my...
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BradleyGas
Which of Vision Express or Specsavers are better?
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Tilly2
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-46439892 I am one of the unhealthy lot....
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Ric.ror
My mum has hard compacted wax. Her appointment for syringing is Tue 11 dec She’s not too keen on the drops so I’m going to stop them until next Saturday- will that be enough time? She has...
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Ric.ror
I'm thinking of introducing a collagen supplement to my diet - I already take a vegetarian omega three and a calcium. Has anyone any experience of these supplements and any recommendations Thank as...
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cassa333
If you are going to be off sick for four weeks do you have to get a sick note from day one or can you self certificate for first week then four weeks from then? Or four weeks in total.

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