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Re: Medical question

Post by squirrelboutique » Sun May 31, 2009 6:00 pm

I've heard rub the inside on your feet, or scrape the inside and make kind of a paste and use that, or put a piece of the skin inside side down on top with a bandage.

People do also swear by that duct tape thing soft revolution mentioned up there.

But likely you should listen to knibbles.

OR you could ask Phalange.

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Re: Medical question

Post by a layer of chips » Sun May 31, 2009 7:00 pm

She's outside painting at the moment. She'll be with you later on.

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Re: Medical question

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Sun May 31, 2009 7:25 pm

soft revolution wrote:
They're likely to come back after surgery but there's no mention of other methods. Where did you read that they would? EDIT - oh ok, the site says that treatment is no guarentee that they'd not reoccur. That's not the same as likely reoccurence though.
i'm not going interwebs crawlign again, but i did read that if you don;t give your body chance to fight the virus itself then you won't manage it in future. makes sense ot me..
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Re: Medical question

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Sun May 31, 2009 7:26 pm

a layer of chips wrote:She's outside painting at the moment. She'll be with you later on.
cheers sam. they're not causing me any trouble at all right now. and i've not read anyting that suggests they ever will. but it's one of those things, i suppose i'd rather not be a big scary hairy virus man. any more than i can help, anyway.
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Re: Medical question

Post by Colin » Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:48 pm

How does it work if your GP refers you to a hospital for further tests? Do they give you a number to call or something, or do you have to actually go and make an appointment yourself or what?

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Post by a layer of chips » Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:51 pm

I think it sort of depends on the type of test you're having. This is from Lisa:
If it's a blood test the GP should have given him a form. If he has been referred for a scan or something he will get a letter. If he's been referred to a consultant then some places operate a choose and book service and you have to ring. He needs to ring his doctor surgery and ask the receptionist.

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Post by Colin » Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:57 pm

Ta. I'm probably getting well ahead of myself but we'll see. I'm not seeing the GP until tomorrow arvo but my mind's running on a bit. Fucking hypochondria.

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Re: Medical question

Post by jayen_aitch » Sun Aug 09, 2009 5:42 pm

My knuckles seem to have shrunk, very quickly... will they grow again when I reach a cooler climate/type more/play bass again, or do I need to get my wedding ring resized for fear of losing it?

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Re: Medical question

Post by crystalball » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:48 pm

This is a silly thing to be asking on the national internets but I genuinely have no idea and I also haven't seen anyone in eight days, so you're my only hope, UK Anoraks:

I've been stuck in bed with fever for over a week. Been to the doctor twice but my fever became secondary to something else more serious - also, because I had taken paracetamol and wasn't feverish there and then, he kind of dismissed it as a figment of my imagination. Anyway, the GP said I should just continue with paracetamol. But I've been doing it for ages now and the fever is showing no signs of going away and the more I talk to the GP on the phone the more I despair because he seems to be dragging his heels. I even talked to someone else today because my regular one wasn't there, and he seemed surprised I wasn't told to do blood tests but left it at that. I'm utterly exhausted, not eating anything, and really quite worried about it now. So my question is: can you just show up at a hospital and tell them you're very ill and could they look after you please?

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Re: Medical question

Post by caramarydaisy » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:51 pm

crystalball wrote:This is a silly thing to be asking on the national internets but I genuinely have no idea and I also haven't seen anyone in eight days, so you're my only hope, UK Anoraks:

I've been stuck in bed with fever for over a week. Been to the doctor twice but my fever became secondary to something else more serious - also, because I had taken paracetamol and wasn't feverish there and then, he kind of dismissed it as a figment of my imagination. Anyway, the GP said I should just continue with paracetamol. But I've been doing it for ages now and the fever is showing no signs of going away and the more I talk to the GP on the phone the more I despair because he seems to be dragging his heels. I even talked to someone else today because my regular one wasn't there, and he seemed surprised I wasn't told to do blood tests but left it at that. I'm utterly exhausted, not eating anything, and really quite worried about it now. So my question is: can you just show up at a hospital and tell them you're very ill and could they look after you please?

have you looked into where yr nearest NHS walk in centre is? or spoken to NHS direct for advice?
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Re: Medical question

Post by a layer of chips » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:55 pm

crystalball wrote:This is a silly thing to be asking on the national internets but I genuinely have no idea and I also haven't seen anyone in eight days, so you're my only hope, UK Anoraks:

I've been stuck in bed with fever for over a week. Been to the doctor twice but my fever became secondary to something else more serious - also, because I had taken paracetamol and wasn't feverish there and then, he kind of dismissed it as a figment of my imagination. Anyway, the GP said I should just continue with paracetamol. But I've been doing it for ages now and the fever is showing no signs of going away and the more I talk to the GP on the phone the more I despair because he seems to be dragging his heels. I even talked to someone else today because my regular one wasn't there, and he seemed surprised I wasn't told to do blood tests but left it at that. I'm utterly exhausted, not eating anything, and really quite worried about it now. So my question is: can you just show up at a hospital and tell them you're very ill and could they look after you please?

M, Lisa said you should just go straight to A&E, and that you should do it straight away. And she's a doctor. Sort of.

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Post by crystalball » Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:24 pm

Thank you both.

I called NHS Direct last week but they only said I should see a doctor (which I did). My nearest walk-in clinic is miles away but the hospital is only ten minutes down the road so I'm going to give that a go. That's news to me, that you can show up in A&E if you're not covered in blood. Thanks again.

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Re: Medical question

Post by Carys » Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:09 pm

Also, I'd ask to see another GP and be prepared to make demands a little bit. It's like that episode of The League of Gentlemen sometimes...

Hope you feel better soon.

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Post by RITH » Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:38 pm

Isn't a fever there to create a body climate that makes it harder for the illness to dwell in? In other words: a fever is helping you fight the illness, so taking paracetamol to keep the fever down sounds counterproductive. Unless the fever itself is so bad that it's worrying you obviously (I don't know what else it is that's wrong with you, or how bad the fever is).

Go see a doctor anyway of course.

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Re: Medical question

Post by jayen_aitch » Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:46 pm

Did A&E sort you out? Hope you're all better quickly.

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Post by Damian » Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:18 pm

crystalball wrote:Thank you both.

I called NHS Direct last week but they only said I should see a doctor (which I did). My nearest walk-in clinic is miles away but the hospital is only ten minutes down the road so I'm going to give that a go. That's news to me, that you can show up in A&E if you're not covered in blood. Thanks again.
I hope you're ok!

I'm mostly quoting this because it's worth reiterating to people the point you make at the end of this. You CAN go to A&E without having a limb dropping off or anything dramatic like that. A good few years ago now I went because my leg had swelled slightly and my mum made me go. Turned out to be tetanus (I'd luckily had my tetanus injection a little while before) so I was kind of glad I did.

But yeah, never be afraid of turning up to the hospital if you're worried that there's something wrong with you. Just be prepared to wait.

Again hope you're alright.

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Re: Medical question

Post by squirrelboutique » Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:11 pm

Do, however, be wary of going to the emergency rooms in the United States because without insurance emergency rooms are crazily expensive, and with insurance your company can decide to deny your claim if it decides you weren't having a real emergency.

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Re: Medical question

Post by this clump of trees » Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:51 pm

w/out insurance, all you have to do is drive yourself to the hospital & give a fake address. they cant turn you away.

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Re: Medical question

Post by squirrelboutique » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:04 pm

But they always ask for ID!

Actually, the last two times I was in the ER, the hospital demanded payment/proof of insurance while I was in the exam room waiting for a doctor, and then demanded a down payment before taking out my gallbladder.

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