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General discussion / Re: Calcium channel inhibitor s
« Last post by Pattidevans on Today at 01:31:58 PM »
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(Much the same as Clopidrogel tablets which cause so much heartburn for so many people, you automatically get Olmeprozole prescribed at the same time!)

Nobody ever told me that and I am on Clopidogrel.  Mind you I only rarely get indigestion and mainly it's bloating when I do, not heartburn.  Though I have noticed a small amount recently, but over and done with very quickly.
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General discussion / Re: One extreme to the other.
« Last post by BBarb on Today at 01:15:31 PM »
Too old?
How very dare they?
John is 78 ............... could be interesting!
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They refer you to the clinic at my GPs but it is an open drop in. You can just turn up with the card from the GP any weekday morning. I'm assuming if something bad turned up on that you'd get seen by some doctor? Last one I had was just a fast heart rate so they let my GP deal with it. The GP I saw thought it was most likely caffeine from all the coffee I drank. I now drink decaff after launch.
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General discussion / Re: Calcium channel inhibitor s
« Last post by sedge on Today at 11:35:26 AM »
CCBs always cause legs and feet to swell, normally they also prescribe a diuretic at the same time.  (Much the same as Clopidrogel tablets which cause so much heartburn for so many people, you automatically get Olmeprozole prescribed at the same time!)

I HATE this - a cocktail of drugs  - only one for the complaint, the others to ameliorate the side effects of the others.  No wonder people get onto the merry go round of taking half a cwt of pills every flippin day ...... and then get confused.
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General discussion / Re: One extreme to the other.
« Last post by sedge on Today at 11:08:49 AM »
Yep!  They suggested Pete went to SW on the scheme - and then said Oh you can't, you're too old.  He was 65 .....
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General discussion / Re: Calcium channel inhibitor s
« Last post by BBarb on Today at 10:24:49 AM »
I waited and waited for an orthopedic appointment and then a friend told me to phone the surgeon's secretary and offer to take a cancellation and I was seen pretty quickly after that.  My problem wasn't life threatening in any way though, and I'm surprised you've waited so long.
Someone on here did say some time back that the BP drugs ending in 'pine' were notorious for causing ankle swelling, I assume you have tried others?  (Sorry I haven't been following your problems so am not up to date).
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General discussion / Re: One extreme to the other.
« Last post by BBarb on Today at 10:17:35 AM »
That's encouraging.  I'm going with him for the first session so I get the basic idea of how they look at things, but I don't think they'd let me join as I weigh 8stone 2lbs and am 5ft tall.  Although I was slightly overweight at 9 stone + to begin with, helping J on his diabetic LCHF diet helped me lose a stone (but I didn't cheat - well only sometimes!) so I do know it works.
Any port in a storm, and if we can reduce his current 19 stone down a couple of notches it can only help.
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Think ours does too.
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General discussion / Re: One extreme to the other.
« Last post by sedge on Yesterday at 10:31:23 PM »
Have to say, SW does seem to work for a lot of people, I think it's more flexible so you can fit in likes, dislikes and in tour case coeliac necessities - but you can still only eat so much plus a limited number of 'Sins'.  Pete's bro and SiL both lost weight with SW and we were gobsmacked they'd both stuck to it!

You could join too actually, since once you get to your target weight - it's free!
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My GP surgery still does them.
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