kerry

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    • #1029

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      I’m allergic to wasp stings. Last got stung a few years ago, while I was driving. Managed to pull over and promptly collapsed in the car due to my blood pressure plummeting. Woke up slumped over the passenger chair and managed to get my phone out and ring for help. My poor dog was in the back and she was terrified.

      I have an epi-pen now.

    • #343

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      Pay for them in what way?? Our present policy is directed to keeping them out. Measures to ensure that cost a lot of money. If we want that to happen, we’d jolly well better share the cost of it with France, hadn’t we?

      If on the other hand what you meant was, should the fifth largest economy in the world provide the resources necessary at least to help this handful of desperate people have their applications processed quickly and with humanity, or should we just leave them sleeping in woods in winter while French riot police spray teargas on their sleeping bags every night, until local charities run out of the resources to keep replacing them, then the latter. Obviously.

    • #331

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      By ‘silent’ do you mean without the headache? My mum gets the visual disturbance only and a mild headache. Me, on the other hand, gets the ninja migraine lol.

      I think there’s a million and one triggers and one thing I’ve learned over the last 40 years of suffering with them is your triggers can change over time. I had one yesterday, probably triggered by the cold wind. I get significantly more in winter than summer.

      I take anti-convulsants as a preventative now so my attacks aren’t as severe but yesterday’s floored me a bit. To be fair, without the preventative tablets I would still be throwing up now, 24 hours later!!

    • #298

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      @mick Financially: yes, money is just a tool, like all tools it can be modified or used differently as the user chooses.

      Environmentally: Not even close at present levels of consumption without almost unimaginable changes to the care taken in extracting, consuming and reusing resources. With that… maybe but I’ve no idea how we get there since that ‘we’ has to be a global we and we’re not global or instinctively cooperative at scale, we’re tribal and we fight to stay that way. I’d like to think education can balance if not totally counteract instinct but even universal education in a world of entrenched inequality will not suffice and fixing that inequality quickly without seriously exacerbating the environmental challenges or frightening those with privilege and the power to disrupt that process (includes you and me) seems insurmountable. Hopefully brighter minds can be applied to finding a clearer path, we don’t have long and we have much work to do.

    • #270

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      One of my favorite recipes is Meat Dilruba from Mridula Baljeka’s: Complete Indian Cookbook. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-Indian-Cookbook-M-Baljekar/dp/0862838029 The lamb is marinated in ginger/garlic/turmeric then simmered for an hour. After that it is fried in a spice mix, coconut is then added and the liquid returned to the pan.

    • #269

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      Think I’ve had this when the postman isn’t the regular one. Our usual one is a nice chap and knows that if we’re not in, the houses either side will accept parcels for us and vice-versa.

      If you are expecting something, maybe leave a note on the door next time that you are in and expecting him?

    • #222

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      I have very dry eyes and they are always streaming. I have a gel to put in at night – it’s no good for during the day as it makes everything blurry – and drops for during the day. I’ve recently changed to preservative free ones as the optician said the preservatives can cause mites in the eye – yuck! The other thing that helps is an eye spray which stops the eyes running so the tears stay in the eye to lubricate it.

    • #213

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      @mark1 Well it seems they aren’t too bothered about helping you resolve the situation. Are you on probabtion period? Is it the sort of meds that will have an instant impact on increase or ssri/snri?

    • #209

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      Firstly you seem to have identified the problem, don’t underestimate how difficult that can be to do! You have asked for a change, also big tick, that leaves you with management of the current situation so it is at least bearable, a trip to the GP would be a good idea, also google iapt in your area as they are often self referral and will run short course cbt/mindfulness type stuff which will give you some more tools in the box. In the meantime I’d suggest the mindfulness book by mark Williams.

      Have you struggled before or is this a new thing, it can be a bit scary either way but also we can’t expect all situations to suit us :), I’m awful a lot of the time but love being left here on my own, it’s quiet and I can just get on.

    • #188

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      Is it possible that you ate something different that causes the spike, or that the sample was contaminated? Not been well, that can cause your BM to rise? Did they do the HbA1c, which gives a better picture over a longer period?
      I think we all heading towards type II, to a greater or lesser extent. Have you had a look at the various charities online about diabaete, lots of tips from people trying to control their diabetes by diet? It seems different people react differently to the carbohydrate in different foods. Lots of advice from people who have diabetes and what works for them
      I would do a food diary, there are lots of apps for this and test before and after meals for a week.

    • #186

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      I believe in many of the recent cases the non disclosure has related to electronic evidence (pictures of the couple cuddling in today’s case, deleted Facebook messages in another).

      This implies a problem handling this sort of information and I suspect is budget related (either for technology or training).

      The Secret Barrister has an interesting piece on non-disclosure: https://twitter.com/BarristerSecret/status/887191568158994432

    • #181

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      I second the St Moritz. As a whiter than Casper the ghost, Geordie girl, I’ve had to learn which is the best fake tan! 😀 (Please don’t think I’m Geordie Shore though!!)

      The medium in colour is best if you’re not an expert as it is very forgiving and you can build to colour up. I just go straight for the dark for the above reasons!

    • #1030

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      Could be a Blandford fly. Round here the horseflies have gone, but these little gits are causing merry mayhem. Their bites really hurt like mad. I ended up on antibiotics with cellulitis – had a big swollen area around the bites, which then started spreading. Do keep an eye on yours.

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