Christine

Forum Replies Created

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 496 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • in reply to: Mattress topper #48042
    Christine
    Participant

    Thanks, Lee, I’ll have a look at that.

    Christine

    in reply to: NHS Cuts…. &#39No&#39 to recommended medication. #47922
    Christine
    Participant

    Rosa, I’ve heard of people having Lidocaine infusions via IV – as a day patient, I think. Never heard of tablets, though.

    Christine

    in reply to: Any good films…….?! #47535
    Christine
    Participant

    The new David Copperfield film is very good and very funny.

    The new ‘Emma’ seems to divide people. I saw a trailer, and they seem to be bringing out the comedy. We might go to see it.

    A very odd film from 1963, ‘The Mindbenders’ was on Talking Pictures TV recently. It’s about sensory deprivation and brainwashing, with Dirk Bogarde as a professor at Oxford. For car fans, he has a Lagonda!! It is strange but good.

    Christine

    in reply to: Acupressure mat #47464
    Christine
    Participant

    I have ordered one, Aurora, but it hasn’t arrived yet. I noticed that people say it’s best to start by wearing a layer of clothing between you and the mat, but I might have to wear several to begin with!

    Christine

    in reply to: Acupressure mat #47453
    Christine
    Participant

    Good idea, Lee. I’ve looked at some reviews now, and one says that it causes a weird rash at first!! Reviews are mixed.

    Christine

    in reply to: Getting the best from a tens machine #47449
    Christine
    Participant

    I use it for shorter periods, partly because of the fear thet if I went out with it attached, it would fall off and break!

    Haven’t heard of the kind you mention, but it sounds very high tech.

    in reply to: Physio for nerve pain #47364
    Christine
    Participant

    I hope I didn’t put you off, Laura!! Tall is ok; it’s massive muscles that were the problem – his, not mine 🙂

    Sometimes they do seem lacking in knowledge.

    in reply to: Physio for nerve pain #47361
    Christine
    Participant

    Laura, I think it very much depends on the person you see. I had some sessions years ago with an NHS physio, a man, who did martial arts and weight lifting. Now I am a seven stone weakling, and he was the worse person for me to have seen! He kept telling me how weak I was. I can see the funny side now.

    Lee, I think it was nerve flossing that another physio had me doing, but with my arms. I’m glad you reminded me. About two months ago I went to a Pilates class after a very long break, though I’d been exercising a lot at home. I injured my neck (did too much) and it triggered the neck and arm pain again.

    Good luck, Laura.

    in reply to: frustrated and annoyed #46835
    Christine
    Participant

    Coincidentally, my husband had a letter today changing a hospital appointment, putting it back 10 days.

    Good idea to complain, and sometimes it can help to write to a local councillor or even your MP, though I’m not sure about that with Brexit and everything else that’s going on at the moment. Probably it’s more a thing for a local councillor – I did this for my parents once.

    Christine

    Christine
    Participant

    Pilates? It sounds as if you would need one to one sessions, and that could be expensive. Also, you’d need someone experienced.

    Last year I had a hot stone massage that made me feel awful for days, yet I’d had loads of massage previously. It made me feel ill. You do have to be careful with massage.

    Christine

    in reply to: Don't know what to do! #46690
    Christine
    Participant

    That sounds an awful situation. Would it help to take someone to the GP for moral support to see if they could suggest/recommend something else?

    The Patients’ Association could perhaps advise you. You can either email or ring them, I think.

    Christine

    in reply to: Overwhelmed by clutter #46682
    Christine
    Participant

    It probably isn’t as bad as you think it is, Janie. My mother had extremely high standards, and was always asking why we didn’t hire a skip and get rid of all the clutter!

    Christine

    in reply to: Overwhelmed by clutter #46674
    Christine
    Participant

    Hello Janie. I feel exactly the same about clutter! One bit of good advice I read was to do some clearing/tidying for 15 minutes, then stop. Or 10 minutes, even.

    Would it be possible for you to buy in a bit of help sometimes?

    You’ll get some tips from other people, I’m sure.

    in reply to: Numerous problems #46625
    Christine
    Participant

    I have a feeling that burning feet can be related to being hypothyroid, Stuart. Is that worth looking into?

    At the back of my mind is something I heard on Woman’s Hour about vaginal pain. I will try to recall it.

    It sounds a horrible situation.

    Christine

    in reply to: hypothyroidism and cholesterol #46624
    Christine
    Participant

    Hello Lee, there’s a lot of information on the Thyroid UK website, and there’s a Health Unlocked forum as well. It’s really complicated! A lot of people seem to be under-treated.

    One good tip is to have your thyroid blood test as early as you can, and not eat anything before it. The first time I did that my TSH was 46!!

    Christine

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 496 total)