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Thank you for a great afternoon guys, I was anxious as hell to meet you all but you are great guys, I enjoyed myself. Thank you.
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CitroJim wrote: 24 May 2023, 09:55
Paul-R wrote: 24 May 2023, 08:53 Have a good day everyone.
Thanks Paul and you too!
myglaren wrote: 24 May 2023, 09:39 I bought some Loratidine tabs for the very itchy rash on my legs.
No effect whatsoever, like most things. Certainly no adverse reaction like yours Jim. Just nothing.
Yep, about how medications are with me Steve... Usually no effect whatsoever or a big adverse reaction with nothing in between... Paracetamol, Voltarol, aspirin and Ibuprofen do absolutely zero for me for instance but the stronger painkillers are very, very bad for me...

Made life 'interesting' when some bits of me got badly broke a while back... I seem to recall a fair tolerance for Morphine though :lol: They gave up on trying to find an effective painkiller in the end, deciding it was better to be in pain than various sorts of agony...

I always keep a small stock of the usual painkillers in the house, just in case, and then end up binning them when I find they've gone past their use-by dates...

And this...

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Over three years past its use by date now... Ornamental only...
Here is something that you might consider Jim. I did think about it for my mother who was on lots of morphine, among many other pain relief drugs, none particularly effective.
In my case, when I severely burned my foot a few years back and ended up first in the ER and then in the burn clinic, I was howling in pain (seriously, it was worse than kidney stones). They shot me full of morphine, which did nothing but make me throw up and howl in pain. They sent me home with a prescription for oxy, which also made me violently sick but didn’t touch the pain.

Finally, in desperation, I tried cannabis edibles, and holy flying walruses and little furry marmosets, did that do the trick. Wow.

I discovered two things:

I don’t like being high; but
I would far rather be high than be in pain, and marijuana edibles are way better, way better, than opiates for pain.
I am so, so glad I discovered that, and that edibles are legal in Oregon. I’m especially glad I discovered that before I had to go back to the burn clinic to have the burn cleaned, because man, without effective pain management that would’ve suuuuuucked.
I believe that medicinal cannabis is legal and available.
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Paul-R wrote: 24 May 2023, 13:08 I had a few doses of Oramorph while I was in hospital. They really do keep it for urgent cases and are reluctant to dispense it willy-nilly.
I was in hospital at the start of Covid and I think they dished it out freely so they could kick me out as soon as possible to clear the hospital... Daughter, who's a nurse, said I was discharged far too soon... Thankfully, I never had to use any of it...
Paul-R wrote: 24 May 2023, 15:48 Which retirement home is that?
:lol: One that serves very good food :-D If that's a care home I'll be happy to go there in my dotage ;)
Rp0thejester wrote: 24 May 2023, 15:56 Excuse me, I'm not that old!! I'm the youngster trapped in the corner.....
:lol: Great to meet you today Ryan :-D Massively enjoyed all the banter :D

I see from the photo I'm doing my usual - deep in conversation :)

And we got three cars together to replicate the forum banner :)
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The great company and lunch did me the world of good :D Got home and went for a run, a very good run :D
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Thanks all for a tremendous day :D
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Rp0thejester wrote: 24 May 2023, 17:40 Thank you for a great afternoon guys, I was anxious as hell to meet you all but you are great guys, I enjoyed myself. Thank you.
Absolute magic! Do join us again Ryan :D
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Rp0thejester wrote: 24 May 2023, 17:40 Thank you for a great afternoon guys, I was anxious as hell to meet you all but you are great guys, I enjoyed myself. Thank you.
Glad you enjoyed it Ryan as did I, very much. Great to meet both you and Mike for the first time in the flesh, I think it's fair to say that a damn good time was had by all!! Many more to come in the future, just keep an eye on this thread!! :-D
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myglaren wrote: 24 May 2023, 17:44 I believe that medicinal cannabis is legal and available.
Now, that's interesting Steve :) I wonder how it might work for me?
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Another great get together. I thoroughly enjoyed myself, and was pleasantly surprised by the cost.
CitroJim wrote: 24 May 2023, 17:51
myglaren wrote: 24 May 2023, 17:44 I believe that medicinal cannabis is legal and available.
Now, that's interesting Steve :) I wonder how it might work for me?
Give Mike (Michel) a shout. He has had to use some recently.
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CitroJim wrote: 24 May 2023, 17:51
myglaren wrote: 24 May 2023, 17:44 I believe that medicinal cannabis is legal and available.
Now, that's interesting Steve :) I wonder how it might work for me?
That is what I wondered Jim, with any luck there would be only positive effects and no negative ones.
Seemed to work for the chap in the quote and he is no daftie.
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myglaren wrote: 24 May 2023, 17:44 I believe that medicinal cannabis is legal and available.
It is. I have a prescription for it from my pain specialist for the neuropathic pain in my leg, foot and ankle.
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Sharing is caring....
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Rp0thejester wrote: 24 May 2023, 21:05 Sharing is caring....

Sharing is............. unlikely :lol:
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myglaren wrote: 24 May 2023, 09:39 I bought some Loratidine tabs for the very itchy rash on my legs.
No effect whatsoever, like most things. Certainly no adverse reaction like yours Jim. Just nothing.
Just come from Lidl and while looking for something else spotted these:-
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89p! I paid £3.50 in the chemists for them, same quantity, same make.
Choice of either Loratidine and Cetrizine.
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With my hay-fever back with some vengeance, I'll give those a try... I'll be running past our local Lidl later this morning...

Thanks Steve!
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Just a note about Loratidine Jim. They will not improve things until the 3rd or 4th day of use. It takes that time to get into the system but once in it amazes me how such a tiny pill can be so effective when taken daily. However if you miss a day it usually takes a couple of days to get back to full effectiveness, I take mine 365 days a year and have been for 10+ years and hay fever is no longer an issue at all :)
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mickthemaverick wrote: 26 May 2023, 05:41 Just a note about Loratidine Jim. They will not improve things until the 3rd or 4th day of use. It takes that time to get into the system but once in it amazes me how such a tiny pill can be so effective when taken daily. However if you miss a day it usually takes a couple of days to get back to full effectiveness, I take mine 365 days a year and have been for 10+ years and hay fever is no longer an issue at all :)
Wow! Thanks Mick, that's cracking information. I nearly tried a course of it today but decided not to as I have a weekend of very critical events and cannot afford to suffer any potential side effects...

Monday looks like a good day to start as I then have nothing critical until the weekend.

Fingers crossed :)
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