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

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36 minutes ago, philmayfield said:

I just read that as ‘borderline attractive’. I’m sure your gorgeous! :biggrin:

 

I wish:sorry:

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I looked up information on the internet about the condition as the thumping heart was a bit disconcerting to say the least. Some of it was really frightening, thyroid storm and heart arthymia (spelling?) especially. I got a heart rate monitor and found even when it felt my heart was banging against my ribs the rate was actually okay within normal parameters, so stopped looking and trusted the tablets to sort it out. I don’t like taking tablets at the best of times, only take them if I really need to, so am hoping eventually I wont need them anymore. Getting older is such a pain!

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I know what you mean, SG.

Went to an orthopedic place  this morning to get a brace for my right foot.  It fits inside the shoe and straps around my leg below the knee.  Seems to be helping me walk better.  When I first got in the car I couldn't feel the gas or brake pedal,  soon picked it up though.  If I get stopped for speeding now I can blame me brace.

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Just before I went on my hols, I had about four lots of antibiotics for recurrent tooth abscesses.  I ended up with increasingly itchy skin, which I blamed on the antibiotics, especially Clarithromycin, but also put it down to being pretty stressed out.  This continued while I was away and since I came home has been worse.  In addition, I've developed very dry skin everywhere.  I suppose this is partly down to sunbathing, swimming in salty seawater etc., but it's really getting to me now. Also a few small patches of exczema on my hands. (NEVER had exczema before) and odd little splits in skin around knuckles etc.

 

Moisturising bath/shower washes don't help.  Today I got two types of Aveena moisturiser and used one all over after a shower. Skin feels less dry, but still itchy.  Hopefully this will improve with more use, but any tips welcome.  I always used to be comfortable in my skin and have never experienced this.

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Sorry to hear it, Col.  I'm afraid I don't have any useful suggestions, but hoping you can get the better of it now you're back home.

Just a passing thought, I've had success with the odd skin problem with a bit of Aloe Vera juice or cream.  Just try it on a very small area first so it doesn't make the problem worse.  Then assess the results.  It's over the counter stuff and pretty mild. My initials may be DR but I'm no doctor.

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9 hours ago, DJ360 said:

I ended up with increasingly itchy skin, which I blamed on the antibiotics,

 

Moisturising bath/shower washes don't help. 

How weird , I have the same condition .

A few weeks ago had problems in the nether regions and took a few anti- biotics. 

A few days after (water works all ok now) had a 2 hour session of shivering just couldn't get warm , no appetite  . The next night in bed , totally opposite ringing with sweat . 

Then the itching started , just on upper body . Like you , lathering in moisturiser  helps a bit . I thought it some virus as there are odd things going about at the mo. 

Trying anti-histamines to see if they will help and might lather myself in pile cream next ! 

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I have Epaderm ointment for dry, itchy  skin.  It can be used as a skin cleanser, emollient or bath additive - it is on my repeat prescription but can probably be bought over the counter.   It says on the 500g tub that it's  for the treatment of eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions.  It was prescribed by the skin clinic at the hospital so that's why it's still on my prescription.... the GPS don't argue with their advice!  The clinic also prescribed Dermol which can also be used as a soap substitute or emollient.  I just use that in the shower instead of shower gel/crime.  

Hope you can get something which will help, Col

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Thanks folks.  I'll note that name Margie.

Tried the lighter 'daily moisturise' stuff today after my shower.  Again.. skin is less obviously dry, but the itching is still there.  When it first started  it was focused on my nether regions and inner thighs and I wondered about the dreaded 'dhobie itch', which you can apparently get if you've had athlete's foot. I had AF recently and sorted it quickly with Lamisil.  That stuff is also recommended for Dhobie, so I tried it but it made no difference and anyway there was nothing to see.  (Some might say there's never been much to see in my nether regions..but that's just a filthy rumour...  :angry:).  Anyway, I mean that there's nothing resembling the red, angry rash that you get ( apparently) with Dhobie.

 

So.. no resolution yet.  I'm getting odd little 'hive' type bumps practically anywhere.. but the itch doesn't have to have anything visible at all.  It's getting very annoying. Trying to get a Doc's appt.

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DJ I use aloe vera for many things even drinking it. My daughter when she was younger had problems with her skin and she was recommended e45 cream. She had to lather herself in it and take a warm bath and soak for 1/2 hour. She has never had any more problems.

I have had a bout of itchy skin but I put it down to not drinking enough water to remain hydrated. I ordered a load of E45 products from Amazon.UK as we cant get it here. We can get it from Amazon.it but it costs twice as much so I ordered it from UK. I started using the cream and the itching subsided, then the care home where my mother informed us that her skin was very dry and wanted us to buy a cream for her but I've told them not to get anything for her without informing us. (they get it from the chemist and don't care what they pay. ) anyway I gave them my E45 cream 500ml.  its doing well for her skin. Now I have to order it again for me.

BTW the Aloe Vera that I drink is Aloe ARBORESCENS. I buy the leaves and make it up myself.

Have you also tried Calendula cream?

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Googling "anti-biotics" and "itching" does bring up a number of hits saying that one in ten people have allergic reactions and one of those can result in hives .

I think this is what's affected me as it's the first time I've taken strong anti bacs. I'm continuing with the anti histamines and the itching (all upper body) is slowly receding .

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I've tried drinking a drop of AV mixed with Apple juice Nonna.  Supposed to help lower BP.  Gives me the runs!  Lol.

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1 hour ago, DAVIDW said:

Googling "anti-biotics" and "itching" does bring up a number of hits saying that one in ten people have allergic reactions and one of those can result in hives .

I think this is what's affected me as it's the first time I've taken strong anti bacs. I'm continuing with the anti histamines and the itching (all upper body) is slowly receding .

 

Some medications cause itching as well. Does your medication give you a leaflet to read? I read mine when I have an unexplained reaction.

57 minutes ago, loppylugs said:

I've tried drinking a drop of AV mixed with Apple juice Nonna.  Supposed to help lower BP.  Gives me the runs!  Lol.

 

Yes Loppy it sometimes has that effect but as time passes so does the inconvenience.  I was recommended it when I first discovered I had cancer in my colon and now have been taking it since2010. Arborscens is more effective and stronger that the normal aloe. I don't take it every day but when I do I only take it for 10 days and stop. After 3 days it really works well and clears your system. My colon had a big chunk taken away and it caused a lot of problems but with  Arborescens that's been solved.

If you can get the leaves it's cheaper than the ready made stuff and you know what's gone into it. It has many properties.

It may clear up itching too . DavidW. 

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Still itchy. The Aveena stuff does seem to help, as do cool, short showers using a minimal amount of mild shower gel.

 

I don't want to frighten the horses.. but at present I'm as comfortable as I've been all day. Kitless, posting on here, while Mrs Col is nodding on the couch in the next room.

 

Hope she doesn't wake up too soon..  might inflame her passions.. and in my current state.. :ohmy:

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34 minutes ago, DJ360 said:

might inflame her passions..

Or remind her of the ironing!...;)

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As ever Brew...

 

Nail.. Head...

 

And I got a bit chilly.. so now have my M&S dressing gown on..  I'm wondering if I should get some of those slippers with zip fronts.. you know.. the ones in tartan...

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Nah too old fashioned. Sir needs a onesie sir does, would you like a belt in the bacK?

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Sorry if this is inappropriate but the last few posts have got me pissing mesen..:biggrin:

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I work with a young girl, well she's younger than my own kids, always moaning about some illness, some illnesses even have names or letters, Think she Googles them, f'in hypochondriac, I just listen & nod, now I'm reading while nodding :crazy:  

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Just returned from my six monthly medical check with bad news for my wife. ‘Nothing wrong with me’. She’s got to postpone the widow’s cruise until the Autumn:biggrin:

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Never fear Red..  The one thing I haven't got is Hypochondria.  :)

 

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Not giving you a like for that DJ, I'm going to give you a nod smile2

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Good news Phil we can still rely on your constructive and informative posts on here for at least another six months thumbsup

 

Rog

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Maybe. I got my appointment time wrong so I had to tear along the Gonalston bye-pass at a speed well in excess of the legal limit. I got there 20 seconds late and then had to wait 20 minutes to see the nurse! I checked my pulse on my smartphone app and it was 90! (same as my speed) I thought my blood pressure would be through the roof as well but she said it was nice and normal and see you in October. Just need a hip replacement now and I’ll be perfect once more!

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Doctor visit this a.m.   I set it up to discuss possible side effects of BP meds.  Not sure whether some are caused by meds or physiotherapy exercising muscles and joints that don't get much use anymore.

Not expecting much of the visit.  Seems like most docs want to just write a prescription rather than discuss alternatives.

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The doctor told her she was an hypochondriac 

 

See, see, see,

 

And you saying I had nothing wrong with me? 

 

 

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