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T42

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3000 on: November 24, 2019, 02:11:48 pm »
If by stomach hernia you mean hiatal, then it can be lived with: I've had one since 1986.  I was off fizzy drinks for a while & had to lose ~18 kg, but eventually things stabilized.  I can't tolerate aspirin or NSAIDs any more but otherwise it's not a problem.  My doc says that surgery is a 50-50 proposition so not worth the pother.  I certainly hasn't bothered me for cycling.

I hope the doc says something encouraging.  Good luck!

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3001 on: November 24, 2019, 06:17:41 pm »
Thanks for that t42, I am trying to avoid ibuprofen as much as I can but it's finding the balance between pain relief and and acid. I may seek dietary advice from doctors and see what other options are available.. Things are complicated by needing to avoid constipation as when I am I rarely get acid but run the risk of water retention  ::-), that's life!!!
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barakta

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3002 on: November 25, 2019, 03:36:20 pm »
There's new generation NSAIDs like celecoxib I'd hope the GP considers trying. You can still use proton pump inhibitors if you still need em (I seem to need it).  Hopefully the GP will be able to help you juggle stuff.

My gran had a hiatus hernia and had to avoid acidic food, especially tomatoes and onions. I think she eventually had hers operated on with success.

T42

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3003 on: November 25, 2019, 04:04:01 pm »
The only painkiller I use is paracetamol, although I can use ketoprofen gel for tendinitis and other small hurts.  I've been on PPIs since 2007, which pisses off cardiologist because they interfere with the clopidogrel I'm on because of my stents and I can't take his beloved baby aspirin.

The whammy is - wait for it - that I read recently that long-term use of PPIs increases acid production in the gut - exactly what they're supposed to inhibit.

Tilting up the head of the bed helps a bit - I just stuck pillows under the top end of the mattress - but burial-at-sea syndrome somewhat cancels it out.

Heigh ho, let's all keep smiling.
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barakta

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3004 on: November 25, 2019, 05:29:20 pm »
Yeah long term use of PPIs also has implications for absorption of various vitamins, B complexes certainly and maybe D as well.

I haven't ever taken PPIs regularly cos I couldn't take the NSAIDs regularly either. My GP was very good and said if on the celecoxib, new generation meds I needed regular PPIs she'd do me a 15mg lower dose prescription of them.  I have a month or two's 30mg supplies to use up and once my dose is stable, experiment with alternate days of them...

Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3005 on: November 25, 2019, 07:44:34 pm »
I have a pile of old clothes underneath my mattress (saves ironing) which helps  :).
Thanks for the heads up barakta  :thumbsup:
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T42

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3006 on: November 26, 2019, 10:08:56 am »
On a lighter note, in the early 90s my singing voice went to hell. At around that time MrsT's parents moved in with us, and I attributed my flagging desire to sing to the presence of my mother-in-law.  It wasn't until she was long dead that I realized the acid reflux had done for it.


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Salvatore

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3007 on: December 02, 2019, 07:25:30 pm »
I have shingles.

The rash appeared yesterday. This morning I filled in a questionnaire on the local health centre's website and attached photos. This evening I was summoned to the surgery, diagnosis was confirmed and I was sent away with a prescription and a 4-page leaflet.

I'm very impressed with how slick the system proved to be.
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hellymedic

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3008 on: December 02, 2019, 09:05:39 pm »
GWS and hope you get no post-herpetic pains!

Salvatore

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3009 on: December 02, 2019, 09:42:58 pm »
GN: I got to the pharmacy a minute before it closed.
BN: The woman who processed the prescription didn't consider it necessary to ask if I was over 60.
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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3010 on: December 03, 2019, 07:08:45 am »
Hoping the recovery goes very well!

T42

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3011 on: December 03, 2019, 11:02:19 am »
Isn't that the one where dormant chicken pox viruses suddenly come galloping out of the woods crying "I'm baaaaaaaa-ack"?

Nasty - hope you get over it PDQ. 

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Salvatore

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3012 on: December 04, 2019, 12:43:40 pm »
Yes, that's the one. Most common in the over 50's and more likely the older you get. You can only get chickenpox from someone with shingles if you haven't had chickenpox, and only by direct contact with the rash. You can't get shingles from someone with shingles.

I knew nothing about shingles until monday evening. Now it would probably be my specialist subject.

I'm lucky in that my rash is on the left half of my chest and isn't very painful, just uncomfortable if I try to lie on that side, or if I turn round and my clothing brushes against the rash. Face or groin would be worse apparently. Best of all it doesn't itch.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3013 on: December 05, 2019, 06:15:59 pm »
Ugh! GWS.
At some point in the ride, you might find yourself in Osaka with Spanish speakers where you had expected Edinburgh talking Greek. This does not mean you are lost, or even off route.

Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3014 on: December 05, 2019, 08:39:01 pm »
Given that the original Chickenpox I had aged 30 almost put me hospital, and is likely implicated in some of the lung issues I have now, I'm dreading any viral reactivation.

Here's hoping yours burns itself out trivially, Salvatore.