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  • Patient's new look: Feedback

    As many of you will have noticed, we've changed the look and feel of Patient, to what we hope will be a fresh new bright and vibrant look.  We greatly value our user's feedback and would like to hear your thoughts on the new design. 

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  • Do you think e-cigarettes do more harm than good?

    The results of an online opinion poll we ran on this site in August, revealed that 59 per cent of respondents were opposed to e-cigarettes being classed and regulated in the same way as other nicotine-based products in the UK. Dr Sarah Jarvis recently weighed up the latest medical evidence about e-cigarettes...

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  • Shoulder Problem

    For a while now if I lift or accidentally move my left shoulder up and back down it crunches and grinds. Sometimes it can be really painful and other times not at all painful. Does anyone know why??

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  • DLA Indefinite to PIP?

    Hi, I am on the high Mobility and Care Rates of DLA, but what happens when I am changed to PIP? I have seen many people mention they are on PIP and it has been awarded for 3 years, and spoken to one person and she was granted PIP Award for 10 years. Does this mean the 'Indefinite' period of...

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  • Landed on neck and chest pain. Any help?

    I am a teenager and at a trampoline park i landed vertical straight on my neck. I struggled to breathe for 30 secs and i couldn't talk i tried and it was like i lost my voice. After being checked out they said it seemed like i haven't had any coller bone brakes. My chest really hurt and when...

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  • 5&3cm cyst in my ovary

    April 12 2017 I went through surgery. My 3cm cyst on my left ovary, 5cm cyst on my right ovary liquid has been drained. I no longer feel pain when I Have my period. Am now having regular monthly period. Few days ago I am feeling the usual aching that I've been through before my surgery. Yesterday...

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  • loss of dog

    Hi!  I have just recently found this forum, and not sure if i should be posting on it!  I lost my beloved pet and guide dog Harley 3 years ago come 25th June, and its as though it was only yesterday!  I just can't seem to get over his loss!  People keep saying (he was only a dog)...

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  • Service dog died , (daughter' s)

    my daughters retired service dog  king, died.  He had 4 health conditions. One became a crisis and was untreatable.  He was 13 years.  The current service dog for my daughter was there with us. He tried to  wake king. Milo pulled on kings ear and barked really loudly.  ....

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  • I have 2 lumps on lower back on each side

    Please help. I have low back pain. As i was checking my back i noticed two lumps on each side of my lower back. They are on pelvis area. Is it normal to feel some fat lumps there? It is wierd that they are symetrical! What do you think? They are not visible, only if i touch tem. I am so acraid right...

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  • could I be experiencing implantation bleeding

    Could I be experiencing implantation bleeding I had unprotected sex 22 days after my period stoped I am now 12 days late and having extremely light bleeding iv only had it for 2 days now and it's coming to a stop so could it be??

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  • Strong Bones Support Group

    A few of us have been discussing ways to make our bones stronger without resorting to bisphosphonates.  This seems like a good place to carry on the conversation.  

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  • have ovarian cycsts and not sure about having the op

    Hi i have been diagnosed with ovarion cysts in 2013 i have been in many treatments and even hormone replacements but nothing helped . been to yht gynae yesterday only to find out thet the cysts is  growing aobut 8cm now on the right ovary and 4cm plus multi cysts on left ovary. havin terrible abdominal...

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  • List of foods to help with bones

    I will put up some and others please add to the list. 1. Bone broth full of vegetables including leafy greens 2. Avocados 3. Skin of cucumber  4. Jelly 5. Prunes 6. Yoghurt and cheese

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  • Menopauce

    I had an hysterectomy 10 yrs ago i was put on hrt and was on them untill jan this yr 2017. My problem is ive gone from size 12 to 18 and put 5st on i want to lose weight and my daughter suggested a diet club . Ive been told i wont lose my weight until i have finished with the menopause is this true...

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  • Face worm thing

    Hi, I have a wavy redish line on both sides of my face, kind of resembles a worm under the skin. It has been here for a couple months, but will eventually go away and come back again. Does anyone have any idea what this could be? Thank you.

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  • NEED HELP , AM I PREGNANT?

    So I had my period 5/14/17 to 5/18/17 then I had sex 5/19/17 in about 2 days 5/21/17 I started spotting slightly and cramping a little bit. I've also experienced some diarrhea and sore breasts. I know that implantation bleeding is 9-12 days after you conceive . Is there any reason I could be bleeding...

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  • Constant weird leg pain. Please help!

    Hi everyone, I'm new here, and I would really appreciate some advice. Three weeks ago I flew long haul, and a few days later noticed a pain in my legs. Long story short, it hasn't stopped, although it comes and goes it still is here. It's better some days and some its unbearable. Better...

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  • The DWP & PIP Claim with Devastating Consequences!

    Firstly, I must point out that some content of this post has names removed for anonymity, however it is all true. I have heard of many stories like this one in the MSM, but when it happens on your own "doorstep" - it completely shocked me. A friend of ours is disabled, like myself, but I have...

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  • Electronic prescription service (EPS) - good or bad for you?

    Our village pharmacy which is just 200 yards from the GP surgery, has invited me to sign up for the new NHS paperless electronic prescription service. As far as I can tell this might make life easier for the GP and pharmacist, but I don't see any significant benefit for patients like me. Whenever...

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  • Disabled, has this "disabled" your self worth?

    Hi, once again, I'm interested in those who are 'disabled' either by a disease or physically, if it's left you feeling a low of self-worth?  And, if so, have you found ways to distract those ideas?  If you feel comfortable enough, would you kindly share with us your experience...

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  • What happens after a drugs Half Life?

    I understand that the half life is the amount of time it takes for a drug's level to decrease to half in the plasma, but what happens next please? If a drug has a half life of 5 hours, then after that period it will reach half concentration in the plasma, so after 10 hours will it be gone altogether?...

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  • using vibropower plates

    I ewas wondering has anyone been using vibration technology for health and excercise benefits I suffer with M.E and am not able to excercise i have been reading about this form of excercise but am concerned are there any side effects,which i cannot find any info on would be most grateful if any one out...

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  • Intense moment of dizziness, crossing of eyes, heavy breathing.

    I am a 19 year old working a 32hr/wk job with Walmart doing 2-11 shifts. I want to say that recently I have undergone allot of stress and not getting the sleep I wanted (up until 2am max, waking up at 9:30/ 10:30) and today I experienced the strangest feeling I have ever felt. Shortly after linch break...

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  • Asbestos exposure

    I recently discovered that a house i spent aproximetly 20 hours in, on 10 different occasions was contaminated with asbestos. The floor was covered in asbestos dust(confimed asbestos dust) and I walked on in, without any protective measures taken. I was hoping someone could present some statistics on...

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  • How to come off long term MST

    Hello I have been on 120mg MST (2x60mg) for a number of years. I take my pills just before I go to bed. Been trying to reduce my intake over the last few weeks but I get really bad shakes the next day etc. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you

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  • Tomorrow I'll do colonoscopy

    Hi everyone, tomorrow I'll do colonoscopy and I'm so stress, nervous, anxious, and terrified. I'm afraid of the pain and so confused about the sedation and its effect. Anyone did recently colonoscopy??

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  • Tired,dizzy, weak hands

    Hello everyone, im 20,the last 4 months have been hell for me and i have no idea what is wrong,everything started from seeing something like a black veil,preassure on my head,not being able to feel my hands, constantly being tired,not being able to concentrate, feeling spacey,dizzy,sometimes even feeling...

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