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Orlistat in Barnet

I asked my doctor to prescribe this for me as it worked for a friend who lost a stone on it. I am planning to get married in the summer and want to lose some pounds. He said although i was above my ideal weight I am not heavy enough to get this on the NHS - something about the local CCG wouldn't be too happy to be charged for this. I don't understand why i can't get this on the NHS when he agrees that I am overweight. Has anybody had this problem in Barnet?

1 reply , 3293 views Joe, United Kingdom - Fri, 10 Feb 2017


episodes of depression

I've been experiencing episodes of depression and its truly ruining my life. I've had numerous episodes these past couple of weeks and almost broke my hand punching a cement wall. I don't know how to control myself and my moods and I go for short periods of time days or even weeks of elated mood then just outta nowhere crashing depression and I feel so lost and confused. I feel like no one can help me and getting professional help isn't an option for me so I'm just looking for ways to cope...

1 reply , 2953 views Paulxx, Barnet - Tue, 24 Jan 2017


my Daughter was just diagnosed with Celiac disease

Finding foods my teenage daughter likes has been near impossible but it has only been 3 days. Her TTG’s came back extremely high (85) and it seems like getting her below 4 is a lifetime away. I just want to make this easier for her. I want to find foods she can enjoy. She was a total foodie before this. She loves to cook and try new recipes but she hates the new ingredients before she even tries them. I am hoping this is just the initial anger phase and she will move out of it Please tell me...

1 reply , 3055 views Carlym, Barnet - Fri, 20 Jan 2017


Afib & Anxietiy

It has occurred to me that my afib is possibly a lot due to my anxieties and stress. When it started 15 years ago, I had a lot of upheaval and stress in my life. I have been doing some research and find that adrenaline plays a big part in this problem and wondered if others are very anxious?

1 reply , 2888 views sheilaH, Barnet - Wed, 4 Jan 2017


The beneficial effect of statins to lower cholesterol

My doctor has been trying to get me to take a statin for a while but i have been very doubtful. This news story on the BBC says the side effects are exaggerated and that the benefits are very high. What do people think of statins? Anyone on them? Are they giving you any issues? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37306736

1 reply , 2047 views carl, barnet - Sat, 31 Dec 2016


mucinous overian cancer

I've recently been diagnosed with stage 1C2 mucinous ovarian cancer.   I've been told that it's the kind of cancer that requires surgery but doesn't respond to chemo therefore I'm having to have a full hysterectomy next week, .  I was wondering if anyone who has had this kind of mucinous cancer has ended up having chemo after having had the same procedure? 

2325 views Tattyteddy, Barnet - Fri, 18 Nov 2016


New here...skin cancer

Hello all! I just found out I have a rare type of skin cancer called dermatofibrosarcoma. I had a lump removed and it turned out to be a cancerous tumor. I'm told it's not that bad of a cancer, but I am wondering if anyone else has this same cancer and how it went for them. The Dr's are telling me that they are going to have to go back and do surgery to make sure they get all the cancer out in the area where the tumor was. I'm worried because when you're told you have the big word "cancer" it...

2429 views Carlym, Barnet - Thu, 17 Nov 2016


you dont have to be a smoker to get lung cancer

I have only been recently diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic non small cell adenocarcinoma of the (right) lung. I tested positive for the ALK gene and am taking Xalkori an oral medication. At this point I have had no side effects from this drug. I do not smoke nor have I ever been a smoker so this was a surprise to me as I was under the mistaken impression that only smokers or people exposed to toxic carcinogens were at risk. Since I have been diagnosed I have been trying to get the word out...

2335 views David63, Barnet - Wed, 16 Nov 2016


glioblastoma in my fathers left frontal lobe- speech issues post -radiation

My father has a glioblastoma in his left frontal lobe; his 30 rounds of radiation ended less than 2 weeks ago.  Last week, he went down from 4 mg to 3 mg of steroids; that was a mistake and we have gone back up.  However, he has not fully recovered and his use of the wrong words and other speech issues have increased since last week.  I am worried the cause is tumor growth, not post-radiation swelling.  Does anyone have experience with increased speech issues post-radiation, and have insight...

1477 views Paulxx, Barnet - Thu, 10 Nov 2016


I need help with Anxiety!

I'm someone who worries a lot about the possibility of what could happen. No matter the chances of it happening even if it's a million to one chance of it happening This is not healthy, this is also causing me to feel depressed and bring me down when really I should be trying to keep myself happy which can be difficult sometimes. Has anyone got any advice on how I deal with this any methods I can use to change my thought process? Sometimes I feel down and stuff and then suddenly perk up...

1 reply , 1851 views appleberry, Barnet - Tue, 8 Nov 2016

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