What a Week

As you may have read on a  previous Blog I suffer with IBS-D for past 6 years or longer and PCOS for the past 13 years, well diagnosed but had it since Puberty,,  Anyway I had to have a routine medicine appointment at the Drs surgery on Tuesday last week just to make sure i am on the right meds for my conditions….

My Normal Dr is off on long term illness so i had to see one of the others, this is not a problem to me as they are all great at my practice but their treatments are all different for the same conditions.. This time my Dr blew me away… He has stopped my anti sugar tablets that i have been on for the past 13 years well on and off as they stop them now and again but now i have had a Hysterectomy some say i need them some say i don’t as they are normally given to people who are trying to conceive as it can help overweight women to loose weight..  

I was also on a drink to help me go to the loo (IBS-D)  but this was hit and miss as one dr would say take every day and another would say take only when you feel pain, so as i don’t get much pain i was not taking the drink.. 

Tuesday became a new day to the rest of my life I think… like i said the anti-sugar tablets known as metformin and my drink meds Fybogel with mebeverine has been stopped and changed to the normal Fybogel that i must take 2 times a day (breakfast and dinner) after the meals… 

But the biggest change is 

Image   Yep No Gluten Diet,  Yep panic kinda set in as i do like bread, cereals and chocolate. But i better do it,  i am not a coeliac but the Dr feels that i may be intollerant to the the Gluten and its not helping my guts or bowels..  i did find this on a web site so please do take a read   http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-7482/10-signs-youre-gluten-intolerant.html  

So far things have been ok with no gluten but the biggest thing is that Gluten Free Products have double the sugar and more calories than normal foods, and more expensive too, but i have to do it and so far i my tummy has less bloating and i seem to have more energy about me, then again i have not had any cravings for anything that i should not be having.. watch this space…..

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E-Petition for UK readers only

To Allow Doctors Dispensaries to dispense to patients who live within 1.6km of their nearest pharmacy.

Responsible department: Department of Health

 

The NHS (Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2005 & 2012, forbid a doctor’s dispensary, in a controlled locality, from dispensing medication to patients when they live within 1.6km, as the crow flies, of their nearest pharmacy.This archaic rule dates back over 100 years as it was originally feared that doctors/patients might collude in order to obtain inappropriate medicines. Today it forces patients to use a pharmacy if they live within 1.6km of one rather than collect their medication from their doctor’s dispensary as they walk out of the door after a consultation. Recent auditing by Primary Care Trusts has led to a tightening of the rule resulting in many patients being informed that their doctor’s dispensaries can no longer provide their medicines. 
The effect is to replace a fast effective and efficient service with a slower and less efficient one. We request the government amend the Regulations to bring the law into line with the wants and needs of patients of the 21st century.

 Please can you sign the epetition and re-Blog but it is for UK Residence only please.. please click on the link below, also Facebook and Twitter the Link please

 

 https://submissions.epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/37910

 This was sent to me from my own Drs