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Bingo! The chairs are similar...
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actually they are ...
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Old 05.07.2011, 18:04
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Re: Searching for Medical Advice in the EF: Common sense

I guess it's just like a conversation in a bar/cafe that you might have friends.

People aren't necessarily expecting a medically qualified diagnosis, mostly reasurring themselves that either they're not going to bother a doctor with something trivial or ignoring something that really is not trivial.

The lady who says "I found a lump in my breast, but it's only small" probably just wants a reassuring "Get to the doctor, you silly mare!".

The risk is with the simple things, "My baby has a bit of a rash". The internet being what it is, you'll get everything from "It's a bit warm, it's probably heat rash. My little Bobby...." upto "OMG! Your baby has meningitis. He's going to die!".

It's a pity they're phasing out NHS Direct (or they already did) because some easy to obtain professional help is a lot better than the internet.

My medical insurance has a 24 hour advice line (and presumably most/all of them do). Do they provide a service similar to NHS Direct or is it only related to their insurance?
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Old 05.07.2011, 18:07
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Now, my tooth broke and I have no immediate cash for dentist, what should I do?
Superglue fixes everything. Failing that, a little known fact is that all the nutrients a body needs are contained within a bar of dark chocolate. So just make sure you have enough chocolate and you'll be fine.

Don't, however, drink any water as that dulites the anti-oxidants (and, as we all know, oxygen is very bad for you). So drink red wine only.
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I really do not know what NHS direct is but as with every insurance mine has a 24 hr service and they first put you thorugh a nurse Ithink and then after triage to a doctor. Good service really!
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Please Mr London, do you take new patients? You are just what I am looking for - the Doctors here are rubbish, I tell ya.
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Old 05.07.2011, 18:10
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I think I will have to respectfully disagree with you, my experience says people do brain fart and often...And I have nothing againts opinions but about "brain farts" given as science. And you extrapolation of my example for me was the WTF of the day...see? that is an opinion not a fact
Is it just me or does anyone else find this an unpleasant turn of phrase and indeed, medically incorrect?
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Is it just me or does anyone else find this an unpleasant turn of phrase expression and indeed, medically incorrect?
Actually it isn't I have seen some patients with active escrotum-meningo* or ano-meningo* fistulas, the later can then brain fart appropriately.

*BTW this is not true
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Old 05.07.2011, 18:13
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actually they are ...
And they use some sonic gadgets, too, hahaha....yuck.

I get your gripe, I surely do. Not from here, since people seem very cautious and smart and supercritical before one even opens a laptop.

But I can't really discuss certain things with some local friends, like the crazy teething necklasses I have zero faith in, I get disappointed by sales clerks in pharmacies who are so often full of marketing slogans rather than wanting to have a debate over biochem/imunology stuff, what the agents actually do, or herbalism (which is totally different from homeopathy), or not believing in vaxing, etc. Less education, stronger those believes are. Or treating strep with tea rather than good ol ATBs and seeing the doc.
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Re: Searching for Medical Advice in the EF: Common sense

Sorry but half the time Swiss doctors don't realyy have a clue!
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It's a pity they're phasing out NHS Direct (or they already did) because some easy to obtain professional help is a lot better than the internet.

My medical insurance has a 24 hour advice line (and presumably most/all of them do). Do they provide a service similar to NHS Direct or is it only related to their insurance?
That would be a shame - NHS Direct were absolutely brilliant and a great way to relieve the pressure on GPs as quite often, a call to them would remove the need for a visit to a doctor.

The nurses on the other end of the phone were absolutely brilliant (they once made a diagnosis for us where a doctor had failed the day before and called an ambulance for us).
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I just fainted....
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People aren't necessarily expecting a medically qualified diagnosis, mostly reasurring themselves that either they're not going to bother a doctor with something trivial or ignoring something that really is not trivial.
I think this explains it best. Also because the EF is quite a close-knit community in a way, people tend to become more trusting. Especially if they are in this website because of the treasury of helpful info in it to start with. Only to be gang-bashed right after introduction. We all go through those awkward stages of being an EFer dont we?
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Old 05.07.2011, 18:22
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Re: Searching for Medical Advice in the EF: Common sense

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Our Wine Doc Adrian.

Actually, with no link provided, I grew up with people giving a bit of red wine as meds (for blood). Then there was something else for vits B, then something harder for digestion...booze is not so bad. I am not putting any disclaimer there.

Angela, is there a hormonal process disabling metabolizing certain alcohol? I think so, in prego, or after, with nursing...some enzyme block? I don't really feel like bugging my GP with this, I don't think he would know. Plus it is a female thing, I feel, the hormonal cause.
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I appear to have missed the gang bashing
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You shouldn't recommend these corporate addictive toxins, but instead point her towards homeopathic remedies. The body is a natural organism and needs only natural substances to cure any ailment.

I was dehydrated during the hot weather last week and feeling a little weak. I was prescribed a bottle of homepathic Eritrean Daisy. I felt much better as soon as I took the medicine.

You cannot argue with facts like that.
Hhhmmm. Surely the problem was the you needed H20, diluted to the max...

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Angela, is there a hormonal process disabling metabolizing certain alcohol? I think so, in prego, or after, with nursing...some enzyme block? I don't really feel like bugging my GP with this, I don't think he would know. Plus it is a female thing, I feel, the hormonal cause.
I can honestly say I have never heard of this BUT I will do my research and answer tomorrow ...for reals
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I haven't been to the doctor but I learned from the Internet that I need open-heart surgery.

I have no insurance.

Which Swiss Army knife under 100 francs would you recommend for self-surgery?
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Bingo! The chairs are similar...
Just be very careful what you do next time you sit in the dentist's chair then!
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