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    The doctors surgery

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    Re: The doctors surgery

    Post by Topdog on Thu 27 Oct 2016 - 8:19

    Half jab
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    Re: The doctors surgery

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Thu 27 Oct 2016 - 9:23

    You've got to be 65 or over to get it free. How much does it cost Vince?



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    Re: The doctors surgery

    Post by 3rdforum on Thu 27 Oct 2016 - 10:11

    You won't need it now this year. Saved yourself the cost!!






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    Re: The doctors surgery

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    Re: The doctors surgery

    Post by Perfectspecimen on Thu 27 Oct 2016 - 12:33

    I get mine free as I have COPD so I'm on the danger list even though I seem to be improving.  (I wont tell them that though). All my medicines are free anyway as I am over 60. Doubt it costs much anyway, takes about 30 seconds, job done. Noticed a sign in surgery saying they will no longer do private prescriptions so thats gonna cost Patsy about another £4 a month.    Actually one of those is Atorvastatin which they dish out as a matter of course to all us old codgers but hers is half the dose of mine. 50/50? Sounds like a plan.



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    Re: The doctors surgery

    Post by Topdog on Thu 27 Oct 2016 - 17:40

    Prescriptions are free in Scotland
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    Topdog wrote:Prescriptions are free in Scotland

    Yeah...



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    Re: The doctors surgery

    Post by 3rdforum on Fri 6 Jan 2017 - 17:39

    Most of you know I'm being treated for depression. For the last 21 years I have suffered from complete exhaustion, particularly after physical work /exercise.Went to see a fatigue specialist end of October. He put me on 75mg [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]. The change was remarkable. For 10 days ( when we were in Scotland), I was getting up 5 or 6 am bursting to get out and work or explore Edinburgh etc. The effect started to wane. Doctor increased dose. Effect started to wane more. Got very bad Tue before xmas. Rang doctor, he increased dose to 150mg. 2 days later I was fecked, couldn't move, constant headache, soreness etc etc. Stuck the higher dose for a week, went back down to 75mg. Things improved a bit but I was back to the state I was in last October. went to see specialist this morning. He thinks that I may still well be depressed but he also thought that it could be Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ( [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]). I said that I was told by a doctor before that this "syndrome" was absolute bunkum. "Well", said the doctor" You are suffering from chronic fatigue so I would say that its very real. ". Apparently, I could well have an endorphin deficiency which means that my energy levels never replenish themselves ( at all), which would explain why I wake up tired no matter how much sleep I get. I have to take a drug called LDN ( [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] ) which was originally designed to help treat opiate dependency or cancer ( sounds like methadone to me ). I'm on this, for 4 weeks and if this doesn't work, the doctor asked me if I would have any problem going to a psychiatrist. "Bring it on" I said, "I've never felt depressed, but the exhaustion makes me incapable of enjoying things like I used to ( e.g football, golf), If I have depression, then, I have no problem admitting it, but will the psychiatrist tell me that i have it even if I don't feel down? So, it appears that I am being treated as a hypochondriac, recovering drug addict that has clinical depression and chronic fatigue, all the while, suffering from an auto-immune disease   . FFS, all I can do is laugh about it. 






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    Re: The doctors surgery

    Post by Adam Mint on Fri 6 Jan 2017 - 18:03

    Did you tell them your a United supporter...
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    Re: The doctors surgery

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    You'll catch cold next...



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    Re: The doctors surgery

    Post by 3rdforum on Fri 6 Jan 2017 - 18:06

    That's another weird thing, I rarely get colds or flu. Its been years, can't remember the last time I had anything like that






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    Re: The doctors surgery

    Post by 3rdforum on Fri 6 Jan 2017 - 18:07

    Adam Mint wrote:Did you tell them your a United supporter...
    That would have me diagnosed as bipolar, epic highs and deep lows






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    Re: The doctors surgery

    Post by Adam Mint on Fri 6 Jan 2017 - 18:17

    Yip, pub full of us like that...
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    Re: The doctors surgery

    Post by Adam Mint on Fri 6 Jan 2017 - 18:26

    You know how Zaynas allways got her bits out in the Sunday Sport, well when Van Gaal was in charge the Sport was looking to run a story about a fictitious United that was being driven to drink by their performance, drinks to celebrate if the win, drinks to drown the sorrows if they lose,,, Zayna put Gary up for it, deal was a few photos in a pub wearin a United shirt, payment £500, Gary said sack it,,, fit £501 I recon they'd have had him...

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    Re: The doctors surgery

    Post by 3rdforum on Fri 6 Jan 2017 - 18:34

    I'd have done it for the free beer!






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    Re: The doctors surgery

    Post by Mcqueen on Fri 6 Jan 2017 - 18:38

    My eldest lad suffers with that depression blox, funny how he perks up if i bung him a few quid
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    Re: The doctors surgery

    Post by Perfectspecimen on Fri 6 Jan 2017 - 18:57

    Fecking weather depresses me. If I stand in the sun it helps my SAD disease. Trouble is its too hot to stand in the sun in Tenerife so I just get on with it. 8 sleeps.



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    Re: The doctors surgery

    Post by Adam Mint on Tue 17 Jan 2017 - 21:35

    Well on the anti bicarbonates again, yip we've all been moaning about this cold/flu shit that's going around, had it for over three months now, just think your getting better then it starts again, kicked off my sinus issues big it has so gave in and made a docs appointment, young female kid of a doc with one of the senior docs checking everything she done, so a bit to be sure to be sure it was, no problem with that, shame senior doc was a male (actually questionable that one  )  or I'd have asked her to check out the swelling in my nether regions,,, where's Reg when you need him...
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    Re: The doctors surgery

    Post by Adam Mint on Tue 17 Jan 2017 - 21:52

    Just checking...

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    Post by Adam Mint on Tue 24 Jan 2017 - 21:04

    Adam Mint wrote:Well on the anti bicarbonates again, yip we've all been moaning about this cold/flu shit that's going around, had it for over three months now, just think your getting better then it starts again, kicked off my sinus issues big it has so gave in and made a docs appointment, young female kid of a doc with one of the senior docs checking everything she done, so a bit to be sure to be sure it was, no problem with that, shame senior doc was a male (actually questionable that one  )  or I'd have asked her to check out the swelling in my nether regions,,, where's Reg when you need him...

    Docs again today, no appointment, just picking up another  prescription, phoned in still fecked...
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    Re: The doctors surgery

    Post by Mcqueen on Wed 25 Jan 2017 - 9:21

    You want to try being diabetic, a lesser man would be in hospital on a drip
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    Re: The doctors surgery

    Post by Topdog on Wed 25 Jan 2017 - 11:15

    Your missus has been on a drip most of her adult life, Reg
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    Re: The doctors surgery

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Wed 25 Jan 2017 - 18:10

    That was one of your better one's Kev!



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    Post by Mcqueen on Wed 25 Jan 2017 - 18:20

    Shut it Brodie
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    Post by Perfectspecimen on Thu 26 Jan 2017 - 1:59

    Off to Kings Lynn Hospital in the morning. Follow up to my ear operation last year. Last time I went the surgeon bloke was suggesting the reason it wasnt working is cos I have failed to quit smoking. Anyway day before I left Tenerife last week left ear suddenly started working again. Magic, I can suddenly hear kents talking shite 8 feet away in the pub! Anyway the next days flight didnt feck it up again so I will happilly tell Mr double barrelled surname his conclusion was wrong. I am still smoking but my middle name is Manana. 



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