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Pete Lewis
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due to popular demand here you can add you daily meds that keep you running on all cylinders 

here is my  start   aspirin,  bisoprol ,gliclazide, metformin, losartan, tamsulusin  all are unf  and AF spanner sizes 

for type 2 diabetes  / prostrate  and last years heart attack 

6 in the morning  and 3 evening  

did change the ramipril to losartan  as side effects of ramipril is a dry  type cough you dont need in  covid queues

they want to get me on statins but they make the legs cramp ..i resist the idea 

so dowe need a sick club ?????

Pete 

 

 

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It seems that statins are being handed out like sweets these days. I was talking to a nurse recently who said he was recommended to take strains by his GP because his BMI was at the upper end on the normal range.

He's certainly not overweight, just built because he works out. No need for statins at all and he refused the prescription.

Nigel

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Mine are all metric sizes of course.

L-Thyroxin before breakfast

Esomeprazole & Dutasteride with Breakfast

Atorvastatine & Silodosine with my wine and evening meal

Lamaline as and when needed

Gaviscon just in case

All prescribed, except the wine unfortunately

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For the high blood pressure Bisoprolol, Lisinopril, Indapamide, Apixaban  

 For the gout Allopurinol (My favourite pill!, you do NOT want gout)

Atorvastatin for cholesterol?  Didn't take it for 2 weeks then had a medication review and cholesterol very low, so why am I on this?

Doug

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one of my locals used to be my doctor he says stains are pushed as there is a financial spin off for selling them to the surgery 

hence the targets keep lowering    more statins   

Im more for purlpe hearts and Viagra sound more fun

and BW  never wish for anything you started Ha 

there are ears, some of us listen , who am I to say ??

Pete

 

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Trying to get a prescription for what I take is proving very difficult.

When I mention whisky, vodka, rum, Southern comfort & sherry at the surgery they have a strangely different reaction to what I was hoping? These are not taken all at once you understand. However, the measurements of dispensing are international, both imperial and metric...Lady BW refers to them as "glugs".

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21 minutes ago, Badwolf said:

Trying to get a prescription for what I take is proving very difficult.

When I mention whisky, vodka, rum, Southern comfort & sherry at the surgery they have a strangely different reaction to what I was hoping? These are not taken all at once you understand. However, the measurements of dispensing are international, both imperial and metric...Lady BW refers to them as "glugs".

You would not get value for money, they only prescribe the least they can get away with. Although i need the same meds every week i only get 4 weeks worth.  It costs a fortune! I have to time my prepaid right every 3 months!

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1 hour ago, Nigel Clark said:

It seems that statins are being handed out like sweets these days.

A couple of years ago I had a medical mot and the GP advised statins because my score was above 10. Apparently everyone in England above the sore of 10 is being advised to take statins, in Scotland it's over 20!?? Why? Given the test is heavily age weighted it must be almost impossible to score below 10 if you are of a 'mature' age. 

You can now see that statins are the sweets of the elderly! 

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Iain,

My cholesterol is 3..5 - 4.0 and yet they tell me I need the pill.

 

Mathew,

Before I got free medication (Thank you all those still paying for yours) I bought a prescription card, cost £60 if IIRC then everything after that was free. Lasts a year.

Doug 

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4 minutes ago, dougbgt6 said:

Iain,

My cholesterol is 3..5 - 4.0 and yet they tell me I need the pill.

 

Mathew,

Before I got free medication (Thank you all those still paying for yours) I bought a prescription card, cost £60 if IIRC then everything after that was free. Lasts a year.

Doug 

3 months cost 30. Now, a year 120. By timing right the 3 months works out slightly cheaper.  Plus when I'm ill i cant take them! So time accordingly 

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In the distant past,  in a time  before such things as computers, printed prescriptions and repeat slips,I worked for a time in rural Cumbria  where there was a “dispensing”practice.For “Repeats”, patients  often  just  came in,  sometimes bringing an empty bottle, or with  a bit of paper with a name scribbled on it - or simply asked for what they wanted at the counter.

There was an old man who had retired to the area from the East End of London.A delightful old guy -a genuine old chirpy,  “cheeky cockney chappie”

I overheard this request to the receptionist:

 “ Need a couple of them blue Vlads,  my lav”

  “An’ I suppose I’d better ‘ave some of more of me  bleedin ’  Barnes Wallace tablets while I’m ‘ere, an ‘ all”

Translation:

 1.Vlads?  - Vlad the impaler?.... inhaler , blue Vlads  =  Ventolin inhalers. 

2. Barnes Wallace tablets?  think bouncing bomb, DamBusters -  torrents  of gushing water = powerful diuretic producing, for him, a similar effect = frusemide ( Lasix) 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Mathew said:

3 months cost 30. Now, a year 120. By timing right the 3 months works out slightly cheaper.  Plus when I'm ill i cant take them! So time accordingly 

It would be about 30 years since I last had an NHS prescription, now it's the French weird and wonderful system which in our particular case actually has a negative cost. Current position is we are paid 22€71 per month, now that is a happy pill !

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