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Ailments, Aches & Pains. (Let's hear them here)

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And so expensive,,,,couldn't afford em.....even if i needed them...........lol

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1 hour ago, FLY2 said:

As long as it wasn't Viagra Margie. Heaven knows what could have happened to you !  :crazy:

 

34 minutes ago, benjamin1945 said:

Paul doesn't take them, does he Margie ?       lol

 

Paul doesn't need Viagra !!

 

37 minutes ago, Jill Sparrow said:

 

Could have been worse, Margie. Might have been a Drontal worming tablet!

 

 A cat's dose of worm tablet  would probably not have any effect on me but I'm definitely not going to try one to find out...... ( they cost too much to waste on an experiment, anyway)

 

 

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2 hours ago, FLY2 said:

As long as it wasn't Viagra Margie. Heaven knows what could have happened to you !  :crazy:

Most probably have got a stiff neck!!.

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2 hours ago, benjamin1945 said:

Paul doesn't take them, does he Margie ?       lol

 

 

Sorry Margie,, i wouldn't be so cheeky as to suggest Viagra.........i was refering (sp) to the Worming Tablets,,!!!"

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Sorry, Ben.  I misunderstood your comment.....  

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Hey Margie, they had me on Isosorbide Mononitrate once in hospital even before I had a heart attack.  The headaches were horrendous.  After my MI they put me on the stuff daily. Think it was the Imdur branded long acting version. 60mg.  I found that the headaches stopped after a few days but sometimes I had to stop taking all my meds for  day or so before tests and then I'd have to go through the whole headache thing again..

They finally told me to stop taking the stuff.  What a relief!

 

Col

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11 hours ago, DJ360 said:

Right.  Been to Dentist's.  Told him what happened and how a shed load of booze plus Diazepam didn't get me any sleep.  When he looked he said "I'm not surprised that's a 'nasty' infection."  Numbed me up and then drained "about 15 ml of pus."  Wow.. no wonder it hurt so much but it's already reduced the pain a lot.  Next up he asked when I was next planning on having a drink.  "Most likely tonight unless there's a good reason why not" said I.

"Metronidazole is really good for this type of infection.. but you absolutely must not drink on it or for two days after finishing the course.. if you do it'll put you in hospital"

 

"OK, said I. "I'll be brave.. been a long time since I went 7 days without a drink.. but we can call it my contribution to Dry January"... 

 

Wish me luck.. :wacko:

Col

I hope you are feeling better now, after you trip to the dentist, nothing worse than toothache.

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Much better now thanks Tompa.  Still a bit swollen but I'm managing without any painkillers now.  Just got to endure 5 days of antibiotics and 7 days with no booze but I'm sure I'll cope.  Read a lot about this Metronidazole online and the best advice seems to be. 'Just get used to the idea you'll feel crap for a few days.'  :laugh: 

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ISMN, ISDN, GTN and related nitrates can sometimes have an effect similar to Viagra in susceptible persons.

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8 hours ago, DJ360 said:

Hey Margie, they had me on Isosorbide Mononitrate once in hospital even before I had a heart attack.  The headaches were horrendous.  After my MI they put me on the stuff daily. Think it was the Imdur branded long acting version. 60mg.  I found that the headaches stopped after a few days but sometimes I had to stop taking all my meds for  day or so before tests and then I'd have to go through the whole headache thing again..

They finally told me to stop taking the stuff.  What a relief!

 

Col

Paul's headaches eased off/stopped about a week after starting the ISMN if I remember correctly.  He  takes 20mg twice a day.  Luckily, he's not had to stop them for any reason and then restart.   

We're off for check ups at the dentist this morning... we have an occasional bit of toothache but nothing like your experience.  Hope you are coping well with the no-alcohol regime btw x

 

42 minutes ago, jonab said:

ISMN, ISDN, GTN and related nitrates can sometimes have an effect similar to Viagra in susceptible persons.

I did wonder about that as they are both vasodilators aren't they..... (but Paul has to take them for cardiac related reasons)

 

 

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I take sublingual (under the tongue and fast acting) GTN spray occasionally for chest pain. It always has an effect in the nether regions. It doesn't have that effect on everyone though.

 

GTN is glyceryl trinitrate - nitroglycerine (as in Dynamite!)

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15 minutes ago, jonab said:

I take sublingual (under the tongue and fast acting) GTN spray occasionally for chest pain. It always has an effect in the nether regions. It doesn't have that effect on everyone though.

 

GTN is glyceryl trinitrate - nitroglycerine (as in Dynamite!)

Paul has those sprays if he ever needs them but he very rarely does.   The ISMN must be doing it's job efficiently!

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Yes I too carry a GTN spray but very rarely need it. Can't say it has any beneficial side effects!

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4 hours ago, jonab said:

GTN is glyceryl trinitrate - nitroglycerine (as in Dynamite!)

So you don't shake it before use then!!!

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The GTN in little aerosol spray cans is pretty inocuous.  But the stuff in a red pump spray bottle is mixed with glycerine and makes a very effective flamethrower... 

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Finally, 3 weeks after appointment at QMC got letter about medication for my naughty thyroid, doctors appointment on monday to finally get it. It is exactly the same as my doctor was going to start me on a while before Christmas which means I could have been taking it for over 2 months now. Whilst I can understand why doctor sent me to hospital it means I have been suffering symptoms, which whilst not severe are a bit worrying when you wake up in middle of night and feel like your heart is banging against your ribs, which could have, hopefully, been alleviated. At least it is sorted now, got appointment for ultrasound on thyroid as well now in February as well as first telephone appointment to see how I am going on medication. So it will be all systems go from monday and I can get back to normal (whatever that is).

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Well the joyousness is that after 'curing' an 'Abscessed' tooth with a course of Metronidazole and the accompanying enforced abstinence, I enjoyed two days of normality and a further visit to my dentist who has referred me to a specialist to have the whole tooth re-done. Renewal of older root canal treatment followed by crowning, at considerable expense. Still waiting for that. Two days later an adjacant tooth collapsed and was filled on a temporary bais awaiting outcome of the specialist root canal treatment. Then.... on Saturady last.. the abscessed tooth fell apart, sheddiing its current crown and exposing the older root canal work. so, after yet another visit to my dentist,who 'sealed' the offending tooth pending treatment, I have just embarked upon another five day course of Metronidazole , requiring another 7 day abstinence from the booze.

Oh! the joys of ageing..  :(

 

Still..What doesn't kill you.. etc..

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Col, sorry your teggies are still giving you trouble.   But look on the bright side... the money saved from the enforced abstinences will help pay for the treatment and new crown!

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I’ve not had any alcohol since 1st. January. To be honest I don’t miss it one bit and I’ve lost some weight. I’ve had my fair share over the years but at least I’ve proved I don’t have an addiction!

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Since 2 January, I've stopped eating between meals and have lost some weight , too (only about 3kg, but every little helps!).  

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Seems January is abstinence month all round. Since Jan1st I've not had a cigarette. I am now getting through two packs of chewing gum, disgusting stuff but it helps with the craving and from thirty a day to zero I need all the help I can get. I don't know if I will succeed but I'm trying.

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Well done, Brew.   You are doing really well... don't give up.   Just remember......you've not had any nicotine for a month and your body hasn't fallen to pieces, so it's only your mind that misses it now!  You're strong and sensible enough to tell yourself you're fine without it.   

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On the subject of teeth, it used to be the norm (possibly still is) to have all teeth removed prior to heart surgery to prevent bacterial endocarditis. So, in 1999 I had all my natural teeth removed - well, what was left of them after the butchery they had received from various Nottingham dentists - particularly Ron Acton, Brian Lawson and the Hucknall school dentist in the 1950s. This, it may be apparent, was to facilitate surgeons poking around inside my chest

 

I don't think I've ever regretted it - especially after reading on these pages, and elsewhere, of the pain and expense of dental treatment as one gets older.

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I didn't know about teeth removal pre heart  surgery, though I had learnt that the state of the teeth  can affect the heart. I have just googled and found this information on the NHS site. 

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/health-risks-of-gum-disease/ Very informative.

 

For some reason I have been slowly losing my teggies over the last few years? I have been going to the same dental practice since 1971ish. Apart from a two year gap in the 80s, through close bereavement, I attended every six months, had them cleaned and polished twice yearly and any treatment my dentist decided I needed.

After the two year break, my dentist would only keep me on as a private patient. I stayed with the practice because I am a chicken and darn't move on. Lots and lots of pounds paid over the years, but still losing them slowly? The dentist retired about four years ago, on recommendation it was arranged for me to go to BDH, Dentist says best because I have problems healing , due to Warfarin? and since then I travel to Birmingham Dental hospital at the moment every two weeks. Still after everything I do.... I am losing them. It doesn't seem to matter that I have done my best, they are waving bye bye slowly.

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