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Introduce yourself / Re: Tobias & Insulin
« Last post by Tobias Jamieson on Today at 01:09:40 AM »
Thanks sedge I will mention that to my Diabetic nurse when I speak to her on Monday.  Now a bit of help with this site, how do
I reply to  Pattidevans as I can not see a reply button or email for her  some guidance would be good Thanks

Cheers Toby 
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Off topic / Re: Menopause!
« Last post by Venomous on Yesterday at 10:45:02 PM »
My GP is being a pain. I asked for an intimate moisturiser like vagifem today and they said no, not even that until they get the green light from the hospital. I am in hospital Monday but only for imaging of the remaining tumours, I don't see the hospital gynae consultant myself until the middle of next month so I shall ask -again- about HRT and moisturisers etc if I don't hear anything before that. Surely someone has to be reasonable??

I'm not sure if I would have been becoming menopausal without the surgery...it may not have been too many years off I think, but since surgery I have had hot sweats at night, trouble sleeping at night (and wanting to sleep in the morning!), no periods, my FSH score is 35 (which is deemed completely menopausal) and I'm moody and forgetful and most painfully the inner bits hurt (a lot), sex is completely impossible :/ The only symptom I seem to be avoiding as yet is the headaches.... I dont need that symptom too lol
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Introduce yourself / Re: New Member
« Last post by sedge on Yesterday at 09:41:28 PM »
There is also another formulation of Metformin for those very badly afflicted by the gastric problems, called Metformin SR - that's a Slow release version so the drug drips into the tum a lot slower because of the coating on the tablets.

Type 2s - the vast bulk of people who regularly take metformin of all types - also say it's best taken with food - please can someone else correct me if I've got that wrong?

Can I ask cos nobody has so far - are you able to take much exercise whether it's taking the dog for a constitutional or something more energetic?
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Introduce yourself / Re: Tobias & Insulin
« Last post by Tobias Jamieson on Yesterday at 08:08:47 PM »
Thanks Sedge
It's funny you should say that as my Doctors had me marked as Type 2 and when I told them I was Type 1 they did a few checks and came back and told me I was indeed Type 1 so how this mix up took place I do not know, when I was first diagnosed I was told I was Type 1 and would need to start insulin right away so where they got Type 2 from I do not know but then again when I changed to Pork
insulin the prescription they gave me was for Bovine insulin so that had to be corrected also  so you can see my trust in the medical folk
regarding my Diabetes is very low, I find if I don't push things on myself then nothing much happens. I was put on Metformin when I asked for help to reduce my IR, I cannot remember what dose the put me on but I had to come of it as it gave me side effects (gastric ones - wind and worse) did hit me like a ton of bricks but no one suggested  that a lower dose might help me get used to it and go some way to lower my IR. I spoke to my Diabetic nurse today and I ma going back on Humalog KwikPen 200  & Toujeo 300 which  is a fast acting one  and a  slow acting one, I will get on to her again and ask about Metformin, Thanks for your help and understanding I will keep you posted with how I get on.
Cheers Toby
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Complications / Re: Retinal Bleed
« Last post by sedge on Yesterday at 07:09:28 PM »
hee hee - next time |I have to have any will be for my cataract op - and they start off with the first dse of the ones that numb your eye - so you don't feel a thing other than 'wet' going in!  Lervly.
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General discussion / Re: Horrible week!
« Last post by sedge on Yesterday at 07:07:03 PM »
Well a lady at work with little boobs reckoned it was more painful for small breasted women and a lady with big ones told me the opposite.  Here am I with medium sized ones to say I reckon it's just ruddy painful, end of story!  I like it when the radiographers keep chatting to try and distract you from concentrating on the pain and discomfort - but sure as hell whilst some have been more comfy and some less - with every single one I've thought exactly the same thing and that is if you don't stop in a minute you nasty old %^&&^&% - I'm going to damn well SCREAM! - then instant relief - and then the nasty old ^&$&%£& starts on the other one!

It's along the same lines as having warts etc burnt off with liquid nitrogen, which gets hotter as it goes and it's 'concentrated' but longer than the average accidental cigarette burn.  Just after the thought goes through my head 'if you don't bloodywell stop, right now, I am going to scream and then immediately slap you/punch you/poke you in the eye (whatever violence appeals at that juncture)

However - it can't possibly be THAT bad else we'd never go again, would we!  We go cos we feel we're better off doing that - much the same as those orrible cannulas or indeed cervical smears !
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Complications / Re: Retinal Bleed
« Last post by Quantum Learning on Yesterday at 02:50:51 PM »
Apparently they're now using a 'more' stingy one  :(
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General discussion / Re: Horrible week!
« Last post by Quantum Learning on Yesterday at 02:49:18 PM »
I've always called the breast scanner a trouser press  :o
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Complications / Re: Retinal Bleed
« Last post by Dr DeEath on Yesterday at 02:09:18 PM »
Well back to ophthalmology yesterday. I was quite worried as the previous person gave the impression of leaving more treatment for next time and I have had quite a few odd floaters. This time I saw yet another person who I subsequently found out was the ophthalmology lead. It appears there is some detritus from the previous heavy bleed and subsequent. But the feeling was there was no need for further laser at this stage. Back in four months. And for a change I was in and out within 45 minutes complete with follow up appoinment. Gave me pleant of time to relax with a Costly coffee whilst my eyes settled - it seem to take longer these days but for some reason they put in two set of stinging drops. And yes I was told that they sting even after saying I have had these regularly for decades!
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General discussion / Re: Horrible week!
« Last post by Dr DeEath on Yesterday at 01:56:23 PM »
My partner had a colonscopy last year. Same prep  but with no diabetes to contend with just visits to the loo. She was famished a few hours later when things had settled down. Fortunately, all clear but told to drink more and eat more fibre!
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