An alternative take on GCA/PMR
Living with GCA and PMR is a bit like living with a recalcitrant teenager....
Hi I was diagnosed with a small hiatus hernia after having an upper gastroscopy, I had been suffering months with excessive salivia ( waterbr...
Flat after Rheumy today
I saw a Rheumy Reg today for the first time since I started reducing from 40mg for GCA six months ago. I said, " but they can have bad side e...
Post IL battles with food!
Hi all, I hope this finds you well, my dad is now 8 weeks post Ivor Lewis and thankfully requires no further treatment but will be followed u...
How to wean off Lanzoprazole?
Following an earlier post about PPI's, made me think again about getting off the Lanzoprazole ( I'm on 15mg ) which I have been on since befo...
Fatty liver with Leflunomide
Has anyone else found they have fatty liver, Gp says it's all the weight I have put on since taking steroids, have been on them 18 mths and s...
Endoscopy.../Sedation: what do I expect
I'm about to get an endoscopy next week at my local medical centre as doc wants to rule out certain things - he thinks it's probably IBS but ...
I'm New here ....and I'm a very stressed anxious and sad wife !
Hi my name is Debbie and I am actually writing this as the wife of someone that has in the last four weeks had a total Oesophajectomy with a ...
Endoscopy - feeling scared
Hi, I joined this forum to see if others had experienced similar symptoms to me. 4 weeks ago I started to have shooting pains in my stomach, ...
11 years since I was officially told that I had oesophageal cancer next Monday.
I was told that they had found something 2 weeks before that when I had the endoscope which gave me a chance to get my head around it, in tho...
I hope you don't mind me asking but does anyone else find that they can't tolerate noise due to fibro....
I'm 7 months post gastrectomy and about a week ago I was awakened by a horrible burning like heartburn in my throat. As I don't have a stomac...
leflunomide or mycophenolate
So she want me to go up to 9 or 10mgs of preds and want to put me on leflunomide or mycophenolate - she says the diagnosis of GCA seems corre...
So i am having to go in next week for another colonoscopy but under heavy sedation this time. My concern in how i will feel afterwards as i h...
Stobborn or Realistic
I am new here - 53 year old, female. Diagnosed with Achalasia almost 3 years ago....
1st August D- day , Consultation with the lung specialist nurse to find out if the cancer has spread also to discuss possible treatment
Hi my friends Well they have all they need 2 CT SCANS TISSUE SAMPLES confirming ADENOCARCINOMA AND RESULTS OF A PET SCAN The team of speciali...
Hi, I wonder if anyone can offer advise, my husband is about to have a oesophagectomy ( they are removing 2/3rds Oesophagus and and 1/3 stoma...
Had just had to up pred due to flare up and the dreaded munchies are back. From early morning til 6pm I am good and stick to sensible foods ....
Please sign our petition about heartburn medication!
We have started a petition calling for the Government to requirte all over-the-counter medications to carry a warning on the packet " See a G...
Constant nausea 8 weeks post op
Hi, my Dad is now eight weeks post op. He has had an incredibly slow recovery due to a number of factors....
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