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 on: Today at 01:37:31 PM 
Started by suzysunday - Last post by CLKD
If you don't ask you won't find out.

As a recovering anorexic who dreaded facing food and couldn't go into the kitchen for years++   .........   24/7, the worry didn't leave, I even dreamt about it.  Taking The Pill - such a small tablet, such a palaver 4 me: I would sit with it in the palm of my hand every night ! eventually swallowing it.  As I took it for 11 years  ::).  I'm not as bothered about pills now as I take life-saving ADs and when required 'nurofen'. 

I didn't have the annual 'flu vaccine until November because I haven't had 'flu for 35 years. No other reason, not worried about it per se, as I assume that my immune system doesn't allow me to catch it, also, I'm a miserable git and don't mix if I think there's 'anything going about'  ???::)

Thinking about this, how many medications appear not he shelves that we buy without thinking about how long it took to get into the public domain, as well as new drugs that are offered?  This is News Worthy ;-)

 on: Today at 01:31:45 PM 
Started by suzysunday - Last post by suzysunday
Thanks for your full answer clkd.  I just have some mistrust of such things sometimes.  I will take it when I get called but I have a tendency for things to get on top of me. It's good to come on here and know people won't patronize and will give good advice.

 on: Today at 01:30:46 PM 
Started by suzysunday - Last post by CLKD
No one in the UK is being forced into having the vaccine at this moment in time.  Why not ring your local Pharmacy for a chat?  What's the worst that could happen if you do have the injection: against catching C-19 even without symptoms, or getting long-Covid for which there is no cure right now? 

[watching Dolly Parton having her jab on BBC News  ::) with new words to 'Jolene' ;-) ]

What we don't see are those that leave Intensive Care to undergo weeks of physiotherapy, voice training as people who have been intubated lose the ability to speak; the first muscle to atrophy are the those in the thigh ......... so walking is very difficult once a patient is out of bed which can hold up progress.

Loss of memory.  Patients have no awareness of surroundings once they need life saving treatment which is done under sedation.  So they worry about where those days/weeks disappear to. 

When a patient is bed bound in Hospital under usual conditions, physiotherapists usually concentrate on quadriceps exercises i.e. tightening and relaxing the thigh muscles.  It is virtually impossible to do this when someone is under sedation with C-19. 

 on: Today at 01:17:55 PM 
Started by suzysunday - Last post by CLKD
You are reading rubbish.

What the public don't realise is that when a new medication is announced, it has to go through various tests B4 NICE get hold of it.  Also, these vaccines have been developed by many Companies over the World who have dropped their egos.

Usually a lot of time, energy and money is put into researching drugs.  Years sometimes as recipes are altered to meet the current requirements.

In the case of C-19 the World got together.  There was no need for any of them to sell to the highest bidder, which is what often holds up medications getting into the UK market.  If the UK won't pay the going price medications are sold to other countries which makes it seem as though they have taken a while to be declared safe for use. 

These vaccines are essential to save Lifes.  Some were already in the pipe line as it was known that there was another Pandemic on it's way.  So they were 'made', more or less but required tweaking in order to be suitable for C-19.  Which means that as variants occur, vaccines can be again tweaked against each mutation.

Also, how long do you know that vaccines are generally trialled for?  Years, months, weeks?  I have no idea nor am I interested, I leave that to NICE even though I don't always agree to what they allow into the market.  It's in the main stream News all the while which makes it seem as medication has 'suddenly' appeared, where in fact scientists are looking for appropriate medications across the board all the while.  It's often a race to get the Patents out there too, whereas with these vaccines, the recipes have been shared.

I'm a real sceptic but I didn't hesitate. 

 on: Today at 01:12:37 PM 
Started by shrosphirelass - Last post by suzysunday
Poor you.sounds awful.  I have been having tooth problems recently and root canal was mentioned if it got worse.  My partner had it a few years ago and it was not pleasant.  I hope you recover soon x

 on: Today at 01:09:36 PM 
Started by suzysunday - Last post by suzysunday
I'm concerned about long term issues because of the vaccine being trialled for less time than usual.  Stuff like it altering your dna and also strokes and Bell's Palsy I read about.  I know I am reading too much .  Plus some things I had been prescribed in the past by gps having side effects like otomize ear drops that gave me tinnitus.

 on: Today at 12:59:11 PM 
Started by jaypo - Last post by CLKD
Although I feel full/bloated after soup with a roll, the gut hasn't had anything to 'work' on.  So it gurgles.  We need regular inputs of protein and roughage for the digestive system to 'spasm' properly, otherwise it complains!

Any improvement?

 on: Today at 12:57:37 PM 
Started by shrosphirelass - Last post by CLKD
Any improvement?

 on: Today at 12:55:31 PM 
Started by SaraC2773 - Last post by CLKD
I was never aware when my body ovulated  :-\

 on: Today at 12:54:48 PM 
Started by suzysunday - Last post by CLKD
Stop reading?

No needle pain, done in a few moments.

I had a sore arm when I laid down at night.  No problems in the day with clothing.
We were both tired.  I was extremely thirsty for 36 hours. 
Headache in the early hours but that happens sometimes.  Could have been AstraZeneca related but nothing that 'nurofen' didn't ease.

What do you fear the most suzysunday?  Covid-19 kills.  Long Covid is becoming a problem that may well last for years for many of those affected.

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