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Both parents, and a number of other close relatives have had varying degrees of hypertension. I started having chest pain in 2006 and my BP was found to be 168/110. It responded quite well to treatment but I was sent for investigation. I had an echocardiogram which showed definite, although slight, left ventricular hypertrophy, and it was felt that I must...
Nov 19, 2012 in the Angina Community - 2
This did clear, but the last three days has been back with a vengeance! toiday my BP was 170/108. Not good!
Sep 18, 2012 in the Angina Community - 2
I 'm 66 and have had Type 2 diabetes for about 2 years, and hypertension for about 6, also raised cholesterol. My untreated BP was around 180-200/110-120 - so not good! Back in 2007 I was getting quite a bit of chest pain and was investigated, but with treatment my BP fell to around 115-130/65-80 and I had no problems. (At this time I was not diagnos...
Aug 23, 2008 in the Pain Management Community - 5
I seem to have inherited my mother's problem of having a very poor response to most painkillers - NSAIDS (like ibuprofen), codeine etc. and paracetamol. Because we also had great oversensitivity to certain drugs, it is possble that we may be slow metabolisers of drugs using certain metabolic pathways, and certainly codeine-based ones. It seems likely...
Aug 23, 2008 in the Fibromyalgia Community - 2
I seem to have inherited my mother's problem of having a very poor response to most painkillers - NSAIDS (like ibuprofen), codeine etc. and paracetamol. It seems likely that I have fibromyalgia and am having an acute flare at the moment. I could just howl with pain and tiredness. I'm on trazodone and amitriptyline, with no improvement. A visit...
Aug 01, 2008 in the Dental Health Community - 2
I have had my dentures - large partial upper (cleft palate) and partial lower since mid-December. Last week I felt a crack while eating, and when I removed them, the lower denture had broken at one of the narrower points. This has now been repaired. I am really scared of it happening again. Could the fact that I use fixative contribute? What is the...
Jun 27, 2008 in the Migraines & Headaches Community - 1
I definitely get tension headaches periodically, but occasionally I get severe headaches with nausea , dizziness and inability to concentrate at work. These usually seem to be precipitated by lack of sleep, weather conditions, going too long without eating, or certain light conditions. (When I was small I used to complain of a pain in my forehead when going...
Feb 26, 2008 in the Pocket Pets & Small Animals Community - 3
Rats do get very lonely without a partner and also pine. There are good articles on single rats on www.fancy-rats.co.uk. I bought two young does just before milly had to be put to sleep. Intros can be difficult - there is a lot on the rat forum about this, but mine went superbly. Especially as your rat is older, it is best to get two of the same sex as yo...
Feb 11, 2008 in the Depression/Mental Health Expert Forum - 1
I'm finding it so hard to concentrate, especially to read. I feel I want to do several things at once and feel restless, but very low. This afternoon I was battling with strong self-harm urges. I am so, so tired. I may take a sleeping tablet and go to bed very early. It's very lonely with no close relatives. I am finding it hard to control my ...
Jan 31, 2008 in the Fibromyalgia Community - 1
Just after Christmas I had a viral infection and still feel totally shattered. I saw my GP 10 days ago and was signed off work for a week. My submandibular glands were very swollen. I've been back at work for two days but when I get in I just want to sleep. i'm 61. Two years ago I had similar symptoms for over 6 months and saw a doctor privat...