A thread to discuss physical health issues

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Re: A thread to discuss physical health issues

Postby Tenbury on Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:26 pm

In all honesty I've never felt them that bad, provided they give your nose the swerve.Spot of spray on the back of your throat,and the jobs a good'un.
Colonoscopies are OK, it's just the f**king Moviprep.
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Re: A thread to discuss physical health issues

Postby vietnammer on Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:55 am

Got me first bowel cancer screening kit today, and the 'receptacles' are labelled FECAL OCCULT BLOOD

Are they screening for demonic posession?
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Re: A thread to discuss physical health issues

Postby S-H on Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:00 am

I've mentioned before that I have lost the hearing in my right ear (happened overnight) over Christmas though I have lost some hearing in my good ear, I've got a bit of head cold, so I'm hoping it's a bit of congestion, and is just temporary.

It has been an eye-opener though, and It has made me realize how scary the real prospect of being completely deaf now is, it's a very lonely feeling, for instance I walk the dog early every morning before work, usually around 5:30am so it's dark, but not being able to hear anything (even with my bloody hearing aid in) is very unnerving, I can't hear the birds, I can't hear the traffic, I can't hear my own footsteps, so I'd have no chance of hearing someone sneak up on me (sounds ridiculous I know)

I know it could be worse and there are plenty out there worse off than I am, trying my best to keep positive and hope that it's temporary, but It's definitely starting to take its toll.
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Re: A thread to discuss physical health issues

Postby sendô on Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:24 am

Ooh I've got one.

A few occasions recently I've had a tickly throat that feels like I need to cough or have a drink of water, but coughing has caused chundering. More worrying though is in between chucking up, I've not been able to catch my breath.

It happened the other night when the missus was in bed and I was minding my business watching tele. I just could not catch my breath, and when I did I was a long painful rasping gasp that barely drew in any air. By the time the missus woke up and got down stairs I was okay but there was a few seconds there I was actually quite worried.

So, is it worth me going through the agg of ringing my doctor?
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Re: A thread to discuss physical health issues

Postby Samba on Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:27 pm

sendô wrote:Ooh I've got one.
A few occasions recently I've had a tickly throat that feels like I need to cough or have a drink of water, but coughing has caused chundering. More worrying though is in between chucking up, I've not been able to catch my breath.
It happened the other night when the missus was in bed and I was minding my business watching tele. I just could not catch my breath, and when I did I was a long painful rasping gasp that barely drew in any air. By the time the missus woke up and got down stairs I was okay but there was a few seconds there I was actually quite worried.
So, is it worth me going through the agg of ringing my doctor?

Hmm, interesting one.
I wonder if it's 'acid reflux'?
Recently, like all of us, you've probably been eating a lot of rich food or just a lot of food!
Try & get back to plain, boring English food (less fatty food &/or cream) & see if it makes a difference. Or take some Gaviscon.
Of course, look up acid reflux on the net, as well!
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Re: A thread to discuss physical health issues

Postby DrVenk on Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:56 pm

Good call Samba.

Sendo, as Samba says, sounds like your digestive system is struggling to digest certain foods. This would correlate with acid reflux would certainly give you a tickle in the throat and a propensity to vomit.

Also, a tickle in the throat could indicate post nasal drip. This could indicate a mild intolerance/allergy to certain foods. It is possible to cough so hard that you nearly vomit, even if your digestive system if fine.

Finally, there is another potential diagnosis for a tickle in the throat...




So, I'd lay off either (a) fatty foods, or (b) foods often difficult to tolerate (dairy and nuts), or (c) cunnilingus :thup:
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Re: A thread to discuss physical health issues

Postby Dave Hedgehog on Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:11 pm

S-H wrote:I've mentioned before that I have lost the hearing in my right ear (happened overnight) over Christmas though I have lost some hearing in my good ear, I've got a bit of head cold, so I'm hoping it's a bit of congestion, and is just temporary.

It has been an eye-opener though, and It has made me realize how scary the real prospect of being completely deaf now is, it's a very lonely feeling, for instance I walk the dog early every morning before work, usually around 5:30am so it's dark, but not being able to hear anything (even with my bloody hearing aid in) is very unnerving, I can't hear the birds, I can't hear the traffic, I can't hear my own footsteps, so I'd have no chance of hearing someone sneak up on me (sounds ridiculous I know)

I know it could be worse and there are plenty out there worse off than I am, trying my best to keep positive and hope that it's temporary, but It's definitely starting to take its toll.


I had this before in both ears, which was pretty scary, but I went to the doctor and it turned out it was just a build-up of wax which completely blocked my ear canal. I hope this or something similar is what is happening to you - either way, it is worth getting it checked out.
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Re: A thread to discuss physical health issues

Postby S-H on Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:22 pm

^^ Been to see a specialist about my right ear, loss of hearing and tinnitus is permanent, nothing can be done for that apart from hearing aid.

The left ear, I am hoping is just temporary, will give it a week or so and if no improvement will go to see the Doc.
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Re: A thread to discuss physical health issues

Postby sendô on Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:11 pm

Samba wrote:I wonder if it's 'acid reflux'?
Recently, like all of us, you've probably been eating a lot of rich food or just a lot of food!

Jesus wept, December has been an unending string of beers, more beers, crap food, crisps, cakes, biscuits and chocolate, and takeaways, washed down by yet more beers.

I might try and have some more of those small, round colourful things that grow on plants. Starts with an F I think.
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Re: A thread to discuss physical health issues

Postby ageing hammer on Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:07 pm

S-H wrote:^^ Been to see a specialist about my right ear, loss of hearing and tinnitus is permanent, nothing can be done for that apart from hearing aid.

The left ear, I am hoping is just temporary, will give it a week or so and if no improvement will go to see the Doc.



S-H I am in a similar position to you, I have had hearing aids for about 15 years. The two high frequencies in both my ears are dead and no hearing aid can bring those back.You can only amplify a sound if you have even a little bit of hearing still there. So of the five channels in both my ears my hearing aids can only amplify 3 on each ear. Must say though that since I ditched specsavers and got these widex beyomd hearing aids
( 5 K ) ffs my life has changed completely. I can adjust the sound on an app on my iphone I can listen to music by blue tooth and take phone calls straight into my ear with the phone in my pocket. It's amazing. The telly also is bluetooth and now I don't need the telly text and my family are asking ME what did they say when watching a show. :D

I get the ear wax removed by microsuction as it gets out the bits syringing cannot reach,

Hope your hearing improves mate :thup:
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Re: A thread to discuss physical health issues

Postby Samba on Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:22 pm

sendô wrote:I might try and have some more of those small, round colourful things that grow on plants. Starts with an F I think.

Please tell me it's fudge..
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Re: A thread to discuss physical health issues

Postby S-H on Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:20 am

Thank you ageing, mate. I have looked into widex ones actually, they sound bloody amazing (no pun intended) from what you say, I shall look more seriously now, I think.

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Re: A thread to discuss physical health issues

Postby ageing hammer on Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:45 am

S-H wrote:Thank you ageing, mate. I have looked into widex ones actually, they sound bloody amazing (no pun intended) from what you say, I shall look more seriously now, I think.

:thup:


One thing to add, if you do decide on them make sure you pay the extra ( €250 ) for rechargeable ones.

You must well know the pain in the arse of having to make sure you have spare batteries every time you go out anywhere and the way they always run out at an awkward time etc..

The rechargeable ones are brilliant, when you are going to bed you just pop the hearing aids onto the charger and when you wake up they are ready, no need to charge them again they last all day until bedtime again. They also work on ordinary batteries too if you are travelling away with no access to electricity or whatever. :)
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Re: A thread to discuss physical health issues

Postby Joyeux Marteau on Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:58 pm

Today I got sharp stabbing pain at the front of my right leg. No idea what it was but I don't think it was my arthritis though. Any ideas?
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Re: A thread to discuss physical health issues

Postby mushy on Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:33 pm

Joyeux Marteau wrote:Today I got sharp stabbing pain at the front of my right leg. No idea what it was but I don't think it was my arthritis though. Any ideas?

Check your pockets for that missing pair of scissors you have been searching for.
On a slightly more serious note, whereabouts on your leg? Top,.bottom, shin, thigh etc
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Re: A thread to discuss physical health issues

Postby Joyeux Marteau on Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:39 pm

No scissors in my pockets Mushy, just keys and my wallet.

The pain is in my shin from above my ankle at the front to halfway up my leg.
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Re: A thread to discuss physical health issues

Postby Samba on Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:24 am

Joyeux Marteau wrote:No scissors in my pockets Mushy, just keys and my wallet.
The pain is in my shin from above my ankle at the front to halfway up my leg.

Silly question but have you walked into anything lately, JM?
Or have you been jogging/running on hard ground, like pavements? 'Shin splints' can be quite painful.
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Re: A thread to discuss physical health issues

Postby Joyeux Marteau on Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:41 am

Hi Samba, I haven't walked into anything as far as I'm aware.

Also I can't jog or run because of my knees being too painful. I've been told that I walk fast though, could that cause it?

Thanks for your help everyone!
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Re: A thread to discuss physical health issues

Postby Samba on Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:50 am

Joyeux Marteau wrote:Hi Samba, I haven't walked into anything as far as I'm aware.
Also I can't jog or run because of my knees being too painful. I've been told that I walk fast though, could that cause it?
Thanks for your help everyone!

Just walking, even fast, I wouldn't have thought so.
Have you been doing a lot more walking recently?
Or like most of us, put on a bit of weight over the festive season?!
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Re: A thread to discuss physical health issues

Postby DrVenk on Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:23 pm

Sounds like shin splints JM. Go see an orthopaedic surgeon.
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