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


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Hi Margie.  I was reading further back about Turmeric.  Good for arthritis, blood pressure etc.  If I mention it Mrs. L gets upset because she says it's a blood thinner and thus dangerous for anyone who had a hemorhagic stroke (me).  Doc didn't seem concerned about it but our of deference to her I do not take it.

Whaddya think?

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 @loppylugs  I have no knowledge or experience of the benefits of turmeric, but think you certainly would need to consider its interaction with any other meds you are taking.    
I’d probably err on the side of caution along with Mrs LL ..... but your doc isn’t worried, you say.  How much do you trust his judgement?
In this case, perhaps it is better to have a sin of omission rather than a sin of commission?

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Loppy, if you are already taking prescription anticoagulant, it probably isn't a good idea to take turmeric in addition. Be guided by your doctors.  A friend of mine was told by the pharmacist from whom she tried to purchase some Bonjela to treat a mouth ulcer that she couldn't have any because she was taking anticoagulant on prescription. Apparently, Bonjela is dangerous in such circumstances.  

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52 minutes ago, MargieH said:

GIRL works on your knee and leg

I wish, I must calm down think of my blood pressure.

Jill I am lucky Mrs Trogg never reads any of my posts, she considers anything I say or write irrelevant.

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Thanks for the responses.  No, I'm not taking any prescription anticoagulents, Mrs. L is, thus her reaction.  Probably looking for another doctor.  My current one came down with throat cancer and is presently not there.  In a letter he said he plans to come back.  Sorry for him, time will tell.  Last time there I saw his partner. Not too keen on him.  May look closer to home.  It's difficult to choose.  There are more than thirty listed on my insurance website, but I don't know anything about any of them.

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I am quite pleased that the senior partner at my GP practice appears to have b*ggered off. Didn't like him. He knew nothing about thyroid problems and was very unsympathetic. His main interest appeared to be doing vasectomies.  I hope he knows more about those than thyroids. He certainly couldn't know less!

 

I now have a nice lady GP.

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16 minutes ago, Jill Sparrow said:

His main interest appeared to be doing vasectomies

 

A lady with a thyroid problem and a doctor interested in vasectomies. I'm strugling to imagine quite how that conversation went...:Shock:

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He told me, in a very patronising manner, that there was no connection between an under active thyroid and elevated cholesterol which meant I needed to take statins.

 

A letter from my endocrinologist said precisely the opposite.

 

Jumped up GP said endocrinologist didn't know what she was talking about.

 

I remarked that for a chap with the word 'general' in his job title, he didn't inspire me with any confidence.  That's how that conversation went!

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2 hours ago, Jill Sparrow said:

He told me, in a very patronising manner, that there was no connection between an under active thyroid and elevated cholesterol which meant I needed to take statins.

 

 

Jill, he could usefully refer to the NHS choices website: "There is a well-established link between thyroid disease and cholesterol because thyroid hormones control the functionality of lipids and the production of fatty acids in the liver. This means hypothyroidism can result in high cholesterol and hyperthyroidism can result in low cholesterol.3 Oct 2019"

Are you sure he wasn't there to paint the surgery walls?

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I went to Specsavers this morning and was in there for ages.  Apparently the macular degeneration in my left eye is now 'wet' so I've been referred to Addenbrookes so they can inject into the retina to sort out the blood vessels which are starting to appear there.

i know Catfan has had this done .... anyone else?  

I've already had a cataract done in this eye about 20 years ago, so I'm not too worried but just wondered how effectivethe procedure is.

iknow it won't cure the condition - just prevent it getting worse..  

My mum had the same condition as this and she was registered blind by her  late 80s.  I wish treatments like this had been around then as she found life quite difficult even though she lived with us.

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Oh, Margie!! You are brave.

 

My mum had cataracts removed from both eyes, then laser treatment to remove the secondary film that sometimes forms. Both eyes again. She also had glaucoma in one eye.

 

I have regular eye tests but at the age of 63 I don't need glasses.  If I ever develop those sorts of problems, I'll get a guide dog. I'm not brave enough!

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The procedure doesn't hurt, Jill!  I was quite relaxed when I had my cataract done so I'm not really brave - just want an appointment ASAP

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I went for my eye test a couple of weeks ago, the opthalmologist said my prescription hasn’t changed in the past two years but he saw a small haemorrhage behind my left eye which he said could indicate Diabetes or cause risk of stroke if I have a vascular issue that may have created it.  He sent a report to my GP and within days I was called for BP check and bloods taken. That was over a week ago, my BP was really good and I’ve not heard from the surgery at all so assume my bloods were ok.  Hope so!!

 

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Lizzie, I hope your blood tests are all OK. - I expect you are right that the  GP would get back to you if they weren't.

The last two years, my prescription  hasn't changed either even though dry macular degeneration was present.  The optician just said there was no lenses he could prescribe that would improve my vision, which has lots of blind spots., also all straight lines and straight edges look wavy.  

Strangely I can still see the small letters on the opticia's chart but only when I keep moving my head to avoid the fuzzy blind spots..

 

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Lizzie, I too hope all is well.  Do you not have access to test results online?  All of my routine bloods etc.. get put up on my personal record via 'Patient Access'.  I can see the individual components of the blood tests and the comments of whichever Doc has reviewed them.  They usually reduce it to 'Satisfactory Result', or 'Abnormal.. Action Required'..which I think has only happened to me once..when I was having all those presumed allergy issues a couple of years back.

 

Also some, but not all hospital tests, such as abdominal MRI,  appear there.  

At the moment I'm checking daily for  feed back on an Echocardiogram I had last Sat.

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