Re: What drugs are you on?

Reggie Perrin wrote:
Mike Jones wrote:

Every time I get back to the UK I stop off in Boots for max strength Neurofen, codeine not sold OTC in US.

You know that's the same as the 30p stuff don't you?

No, which 30p stuff is that?

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Mike Jones wrote:
Reggie Perrin wrote:
Mike Jones wrote:

Every time I get back to the UK I stop off in Boots for max strength Neurofen, codeine not sold OTC in US.

You know that's the same as the 30p stuff don't you?

No, which 30p stuff is that?

Just regular ibuprofen from the supermarket.  Neurofen is just a fancy brand with nothing more than a bit of additional caffeine in it.

I'd offer you a beer, but I've only got six cans.

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'Neurofen Plus' has 12.8mg of codeine per tablet Reg. That's the most you can buy OTC in this country. Co-codamol has 8mg. Don't ask me how I know this.

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Depends what you want it for

If it's Migraine you might as well buy the now OTC but once prescription drugs like Imigran or Migraleve.  To moce from prescription to OTC they've had to show they are efficacious as well as safe

Muscle pain is best treated with a topical gel or cream.  Voltarol Emulgel is good but expensive

Personally,  I use a mix of Ibuprofen and paracetamol - stated dose every 2 hours.  It's got me through slipped discs and gout - take a while to kick in but good thereon.  I also buy the shops own brand stuff like Reg - active ingredient is usually the same although the branded ones will claim a different (quicker) release or to be more gentle on the stomach

Yes,  I work in pharma........  smile

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I usually have to make 5 trips to various supermarkets to stock-up when I back. They only seem to let you buy 3 or 4 small boxes. The Japanese stuff is very mild and arguably useless to the average soft-as-shit foreigner like me.

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Ray Hankin's shorts wrote:

Personally,  I use a mix of Ibuprofen and paracetamol - stated dose every 2 hours.  It's got me through slipped discs and gout - take a while to kick in but good thereon. )

Bloody hell, you're hard. Our lass was on prescription strength Codeine, Tramadol, Naproxen, Valium and Gabapentin when she had her slipped disc earlier this year. She stopped all of these within a few days after her operation and was clucking like a prize Hen. Went  a bit "exorcist"for a while. It was all a bit much to contend with tbh.

Yeah I get the shops own brand of Ibru/codeine when I need it Ray. Not as expensive as the big brands but still a few quid. I used to work with a load of pharmacists so get your drift.

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fuzzy dunlop wrote:
Ray Hankin's shorts wrote:

Personally,  I use a mix of Ibuprofen and paracetamol - stated dose every 2 hours.  It's got me through slipped discs and gout - take a while to kick in but good thereon. )

Bloody hell, you're hard. Our lass was on prescription strength Codeine, Tramadol, Naproxen, Valium and Gabapentin when she had her slipped disc earlier this year. She stopped all of these within a few days after her operation and was clucking like a prize Hen. Went  a bit "exorcist"for a while. It was all a bit much to contend with tbh.

Yeah I get the shops own brand of Ibru/codeine when I need it Ray. Not as expensive as the big brands but still a few quid. I used to work with a load of pharmacists so get your drift.

Was one of the worst periods of my life to be honest,  the slipped disc and accompanying sciatica.  Nagging pain 24/7 - not constantly severe but underlying with little digs every now and then to remind me to be careful.  I didn't take a single day off work with it - should've done looking back.  I was recruiting to build my team and was conducting interviews standing up,  although i explained why I'm sure a few of the candidates thought it was some sort of power thing!

My second son was born during the period and I could barely hold him due to the pain.  Slept on the hospital floor at 3am while my wife was getting attended to post-birth

Flew to a client in Switzerland on my birthday and was on the verge of tears sitting in the plane seat - stood for 4 hours in the client session as we proceeded to miss the client's exam question (again) with our pitch

I practically kissed the specialist who finally sorted it out - got quite emotional about it as the constant pain had been eating away at me

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I was always under the impression Solpadeine Max gave the biggest amount of codeine for an OTC painkiller

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Had to take 8 steroids this morning. Totally wiiii-errr-edddd.

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Sadly Im not on any drugs! If I get a terminal disease I want to take up heroin as a hobby.

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Ray Hankin's shorts wrote:

I practically kissed the specialist who finally sorted it out - got quite emotional about it as the constant pain had been eating away at me

Can fully appreciate that having witnessed the toll it takes. Did you have a Diskectomy then? The mrs had some of the disc planed off. Fuck knows how they do it but they are brilliant. Fucking about with people's spines like that. Bit trickier than a bit of high stakes DIY in the shed I'd imagine. She goes to pilates classes now which I think has helped a lot.

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Harvest wrote:

Had to take 8 steroids this morning. Totally wiiii-errr-edddd.

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Hope you're ok though Harvest, in seriousness.

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Ha - yeh, nothing serious, well I hope not. Had a heavy cold mid August, cleared up, left me with a cough for weeks, couldn't shift it. Really weezy in the morning. Coughed so much I put my back out in the middle of the night a couple of weeks back. That was fun. Went to the docs. Chest exam, stethoscope, all that shit. He said I had a bit of fluid on the lungs and a chest infection and gave me penicillin. Took that for a week and felt slightly better but soon weezing and coughing again and feeling wiped out. Went yesterday, he said there still something going on in the left lung and my oxygen levels are a bit low. Gave me stronger antibiotics, steroids (8 in the morning) and a steroid inhaler. Had an x ray this morning as a precaution and blood test next week. He was the best doc I've seen for a long time, felt like he was interested for a change.

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Harvest wrote:

Ha - yeh, nothing serious, well I hope not. Had a heavy cold mid August, cleared up, left me with a cough for weeks, couldn't shift it. Really weezy in the morning. Coughed so much I put my back out in the middle of the night a couple of weeks back. That was fun. Went to the docs. Chest exam, stethoscope, all that shit. He said I had a bit of fluid on the lungs and a chest infection and gave me penicillin. Took that for a week and felt slightly better but soon weezing and coughing again and feeling wiped out. Went yesterday, he said there still something going on in the left lung and my oxygen levels are a bit low. Gave me stronger antibiotics, steroids (8 in the morning) and a steroid inhaler. Had an x ray this morning as a precaution and blood test next week. He was the best doc I've seen for a long time, felt like he was interested for a change.

Sounds a bit like pneumonia or pleurisy - not wanting to worry you or anything!

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Don't know yet, we'll see in a few days.

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Wife has had a bad chest thing for a week or so.  On the amoxyciline now.  Trying to talk her into giving up the fags but not having much luck.

People are Twats

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Lay off the Marlboro reds for a few weeks H and turn t'heating up at home.

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That's exactly what the NHS helpline said.

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Harvest wrote:

That's exactly what the NHS helpline said.

'Cept it should be turn the heating ON

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Harvest wrote:

That's exactly what the NHS helpline said.

Their website is quite funny. Every time I look on there its different advice depending on who is sponsoring them that week. Last time I looked it just said this for every single ailment:

EAT THIS AND GO TO BED!
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30mg codeine tablets are moreish. Had them for my back problem. Tbh I was amazed at how long the GP kept giving me them. Watched that Louis Theroux documentary and got how people end up on ilicit stuff.

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Yeah...what drugs are you on?

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Ray Hankin's shorts wrote:

....If it's Migraine you might as well buy the now OTC but once prescription drugs like Imigran or Migraleve.  To moce from prescription to OTC they've had to show they are efficacious as well as safe
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My two penneth....   The ironic side effect of most pain killers is that they cause headaches with extended use.  If you've got never ending headaches then FFS see a doctor.  There are other things you can be prescribed to lessen the effects of ongoing bonce-ache.

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If anyone's suffering from depression, get on the mushies

www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41608984

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