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My mum suffered from Raynauld's all her life.  As a child, I can remember seeing her fingers turn pure white!  

 

For a few months, over the winter of 2016/7, it started to affect me. I just couldn't get warm. Shortly afterwards, I was found to be hypothyroid and since taking medication I've never experienced it again.

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Good luck Melissa.

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Well just had a new sofa from Marks,  a 3 seater and 2 seater.

We do not have fitted carpets just a brown oak wooden floor. 

Master sat looking at the floor and decided that the colour brown oak did not go in with the dark grey sofa's. So we looked for a floor which was grey and we thought easy to fit, after puffing and panting master had to have a rest. Statement from master well when i laid the other floor it only took me a day, been at it all to-day and have laid only about 10-15 planks. What master forgets is it was 10 years ago  since he laid the other floor.

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I hope you’ll get some answers about your recurring shingles Melissa.  Xx

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Sorry to hear you’re having to deal with recurrent Shingles Melissa.  Hope you get answers from the doc later in the month.  

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@Melissa, I don't know  whether it would help in your case, but old farts like me get offered a Shingles Vaccination.  Ages 70-79.  Might at least be worth asking.

 

Hope you get sorted soon.

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Even before all this bother with arthritic knees, I was suffering from very heavy and tired legs when walking.  I also get numbness in my toes.  'Claudication' occurred to me given my Cardio Vascular issues but:..

Doc checked out the pulses in my feet and they are OK.  She also sent me for an X-Ray to rule out Spinal Stenosis..which I apparently have, but only very mildly and not enough to cause symptoms.

 

It was suggested that my heart meds are a possible cause of the numbness, along with age.

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As for my day.  Weather pretty ropey and I decided to rest my knees... and everything attached to them.. So.. spent most of the day lazing on the couch.. watching other people exerting themselves at th'Olympics...

 

Which reminds me of a joke oop 'ere' wur they all talk in Lancy Twang.

 

"  Q. Name three Olympic events which begin with 'th'."

    A.  Th'urdles, th'igh jump an th'undred metres."

 

:laugh:

 

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10 hours ago, Beekay said:

Well done Alpha ! More to your elbow, or knee, whichever you prefer.

 

 

Eitherway.. It's a 'joint effort'.  Boom Boom!!!:laugh:

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Just been to pick my Son up from East Midlands on a 02:30 flight from Greece, said he could be a while checking out phoned @ 2:50 ready & outside, I’m still sitting in me front room with cuppa tea! All the paper work for paid test results not even glanced at! 

Token @ barrier for pickup area, no more than 3 minutes, £6 to get out :shout:

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12 hours ago, Jill Sparrow said:

My mum suffered from Raynauld's all her life.  As a child, I can remember seeing her fingers turn pure white!  

 

For a few months, over the winter of 2016/7, it started to affect me. I just couldn't get warm. 

 

In my case, one or two fingertips turn white...but it only lasts for 10-15 minutes then goes away without me doing anything. And it only happens in winter.

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@Beekay

 

Yes I'm on 100mcg per day Levothyroxine. Keep taking the tablets!

@MelissaJKellyyou have my sympathy. I had shingles, really quite mildly, in December 2010. I have never experienced pain like it and never felt so ill in my life. The thought of anyone suffering from recurring shingles fills me with terror.  I hope the medical boffins can help you.

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Jill, my Levothyroxin is 125 mcg, my GP increased the dose a while back. It consists of = 1x 100mcg and 1x 25mcg, as there is no 125 tablet. GP rang about June to see how I was and if I was tired etc. She asked I have a blood test at end of November to see how things are.

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Getting the dosage right is tricky, Beekay. Mine fluctuates greatly. A friend of mine is on 200mcg daily and seems stable. His thyroid gave up completely. Mine still works a bit!

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I was told I was 'Borderline' whatever that is, because not told whether over or under. B.

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1 hour ago, Beekay said:

GP rang about June to see how I was and if I was tired etc

 

She sounds like a gudun! Mine won't even accept a call never mind make one...

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125mcg is a hefty dose for someone who is borderline, Beekay. They will tell you what your TSH is if you ask them. I monitor my results online. Yours is clearly too high or you wouldn't be taking Levo.  My friend was admitted to hospital in 2017 with a TSH of 149. He should have been dead when it reached 85ish!  Some b*ggers are indestructible!

 

Brew is right. You must have a good GP.  

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5 hours ago, Beekay said:

I was told I was 'Borderline' whatever that is, because not told whether over or under. B.

BK, I was classed as borderline in the late 1990s, when I asked the doc what that meant and about treatment he told me, that he would monitor me, and it was not practice to give medication (Thyroxine) whilst borderline, as once taking it, it is lifelong. I have been on 'Thyroxine' for over twenty years and my dose has been altered sometimes. For a while now it has been 75mcg? one50 and one 25. Best wishes BK.

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Best of luck to all with the meds etc.

 

Strange goings on in the Grand Duchy last night.  I heard our milk man delivering at about 2:00 am..as he does.. but didn't look out.  Next morning it was reported that my neighour's single pint delivery was found on my front grass, whereas mine was where it should be on the step.  Meanwhile. another neighbour's 'Dial A Dog Wash' van was opened up and someone rummaged in his glove box (Oooo..err Missus..) but took nothing.

 

So.. today I got around to installing the 'Blink' camera wot I bought a few weeks back.  I've attached it to guttering, where it is all but invisible, being the same colour.  It's battery powered and viewable via an app on my phone.  It's set up to detect motion at the front of my property, and record it.

 

We shall see....... slywink

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10 hours ago, DJ360 said:

  Meanwhile. another neighbour's 'Dial A Dog Wash' van was opened up and someone rummaged in his glove box 

 

I would've thought 'Dial a dog wash' was a joke if I hadn't seen several of them around here. It's obviously a growth industry, along with things like Deliveroo.

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