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    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 9th Jun 17, 5:03 PM
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    Karmacat
    Oooh, karmakat, can you tell us what curio or treasure you had with you?
    Originally posted by GreyQueen
    It's a very limited mug from this pottery: http://www.winchcombepottery.co.uk/

    A silver jubilee mug, made by Ray Finch himself, a dozen of them for his children and their partners (I was a partner at the time ), he's quite well known in the potting world. and because of the edition size, the story and the cast iron provenance () it was valued at over £100 ... a single mug ... quite a jolt, actually.

    Lyn it's a huge decision to make but I feel it's the right one, to be closer to children and grandchildren. I wish you both the very best of luck in finding your dream home in the new area.
    Seconded - sorry I didn't earlier.

    ivyleaf: of course you're more concerned with loss of hair right now! I'm more concerned with my (ex) pest problem in the loft than the election, absolutely!

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    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 9th Jun 17, 6:56 PM
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    Personally - re those Election results - and I think probably most of us would agree that a hung parliament is not good news (whatever viewpoint we have come from personally).

    The one thing I have noticed (over quite a few years now) is "Never mind anti-climax and how will things pan out". It's more like those that would like to "be in the ascendent" take two seconds flat to decide "They are 'in charge' now" and try and cash in on it - even on the flimsiest of evidence that is the case. They'll learn

    It happens every blimmin' time - and I've watched Elections over many years now and in different areas....
    #MeToo

    Why should our needs override the needs of all other living species? What makes us so special? (Brigit Strawbridge)
    • lillibet dripping
    • By lillibet dripping 10th Jun 17, 9:14 AM
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    Good luck Lyn, as you say, I'm sure the right house will find you

    The election result was a bit of a surprise, but who knows, it may even turn out to have been the best possible result in the end.

    It might sound selfish but atm I'm more concerned that one of the meds I'm on is making my hair fall out It's a "rare" side-effect apparently. I know women's hair does get thinner after the menopause, but this has been happening just since I needed to increase the dose and there's nothing I can take instead. Has anyone tried that German shampoo that claims to stimulate hair growth?
    Originally posted by ivyleaf

    Am I right in guessing MTX? I have the same probelm
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    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 10th Jun 17, 9:20 AM
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    Am I right in guessing MTX? I have the same probelm
    Originally posted by lillibet dripping
    Hi lillibet, no, it's omeprazole. I was fine on a lower dose but it's been happening since I've needed to take it twice daily rather than once. My hair still looks ok atm because it was very thick to start with, but I'm horrified every time I wash it! Is MTX short for methotrexate? So sorry to hear you have the same problem
    • lillibet dripping
    • By lillibet dripping 10th Jun 17, 9:25 AM
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    lillibet dripping
    Hi lillibet, no, it's omeprazole. I was fine on a lower dose but it's been happening since I've needed to take it twice daily rather than once. My hair still looks ok atm because it was very thick to start with, but I'm horrified every time I wash it! Is MTX short for methotrexate? So sorry to hear you have the same problem
    Originally posted by ivyleaf
    Yep! That's the one
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    • Shropshirelass
    • By Shropshirelass 10th Jun 17, 9:51 AM
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    Ivyleaf I wondered if you were talking about omeprazole as I have the same problem i.e. hair falling out. Been taking the meds for years, now have a hairline receded by at least an inch round my head like a wide Alice band. I have tried to stop taking it but get terrible heartburn without. Even tried taking alternative (ranitidine) but still had the heartburn. GP offered me an NHS wig :-(
    Worries like this do seem minor compared with survival, but are very real.
    • VJsmum
    • By VJsmum 10th Jun 17, 10:33 AM
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    I'm OK FUDS, taken a little aback at politics and you'd think I'm old enough to have seen most things but what I hate is the false promises bandied about by all parties about what they'll do, what they'll do away with but not where the money will come from to do them and how the world will be a better place if we vote for them not the other guys and playing youth against age in a bid not to help any of us but to gain power for their own ends. I hate the feeling of people being duped by slick words from unscrupulous people for self advancement!!! I'm tired is all, we're waking up at silly o clock every day with the light levels and I'm adjusting meds at the moment so not 100% in anything.....BUT I WILL BE SOON!!!

    We're little squares of colour all over the house at the moment and have made the decision on colour for the hall, stairs and landing which had to be done quickly along with our room as new carpets were purchased yesterday and we need to paint before that happens. I'm square eyes looking at houses on the computer at the moment and none of them have the garden I'm after.....it's there though I just have to let it find me!!!
    Originally posted by MrsLurcherwalker
    I also get troubled by the light in the early hours so I have an eye mask (actually a freebie airline one, but am thinking of investing in a better one). I don't go to bed in it, but keep it by the bed so when I start to come to, I put it on and just go back to sleep. Woke at 8.10 today after 9 1/2 hours sleep (but I'd been up till 4.30 the night before watching the results).

    Good luck Lyn, as you say, I'm sure the right house will find you

    The election result was a bit of a surprise, but who knows, it may even turn out to have been the best possible result in the end.

    It might sound selfish but atm I'm more concerned that one of the meds I'm on is making my hair fall out It's a "rare" side-effect apparently. I know women's hair does get thinner after the menopause, but this has been happening just since I needed to increase the dose and there's nothing I can take instead. Has anyone tried that German shampoo that claims to stimulate hair growth?
    Originally posted by ivyleaf
    Some of us weren't surprised
    You're out with a friend in the capital, I'm a thousand leagues under the sea
    You're hovering worriedly over your eggs, And I'm pondering trees
    I'm wandering long, And I'm pondering trees
    For you and me
    Guy Garvey
    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 10th Jun 17, 2:00 PM
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    It might sound selfish but atm I'm more concerned that one of the meds I'm on is making my hair fall out It's a "rare" side-effect apparently.
    Originally posted by ivyleaf
    If the choice is between having hair and feeling better, I think the latter is preferable.

    Has anyone tried that German shampoo that claims to stimulate hair growth?
    Is that the one called "Herr Growth"?

    Sorry, but I couldn't resist.
    My job is Top Secret. Even I don't know what I'm doing.

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    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 10th Jun 17, 2:06 PM
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    What else do police stations not do anymore?
    Found a wallet lying in the street this morning.

    Took it to my local-ish police station, to hand it in as found property.

    Lady behind the counter has a look through the contents, and tells me "We don't take found property any more, unless it contains something of value."

    When I pointed out that it contained a Driving Licence (current price £20) and a Debit Card, she said she meant money.

    When I asked her if I should just drop it in a dustbin, she replied "you could drop it off at the owner's house."

    I can imagine how that might unfold:-

    "There was a hundred quid in this wallet. What have you done with it?"

    I finished up handing it in at the bank, who issued the debit Card.
    Last edited by Bedsit Bob; 10-06-2017 at 4:58 PM.
    My job is Top Secret. Even I don't know what I'm doing.

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    • GreyQueen
    • By GreyQueen 10th Jun 17, 4:13 PM
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    GreyQueen
    We get people ringing us up (the local council) to say the Police have told them that we'll take in lost property like wallets and even pushbikes.

    Actually, we won't and we've nowhere to put anything of that nature and why the hell would the owner think to ring a council anyway? Ridiculous.
    Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
    John Ruskin
    Veni, vidi, eradici
    (I came, I saw, I kondo'd)

    • DawnW
    • By DawnW 10th Jun 17, 4:14 PM
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    DawnW
    Found a wallet lying in the street this morning.

    Took it to my local-ish police station, to hand it in as found property.

    Lady behind the counter has a look through the contents, and tells me "We don't take found property any more, unless it contains something of value."

    When I pointed out that it contained a Driving Licence (current price £20) and a Debit Card, she said she meant money.

    When I asked her i I should just drop it in a dustbin, she replied "you could drop it off at the owner's house."

    I can imagine how that might unfold:-

    "There was a hundred quid in this wallet. What have you done with it?"

    I finished up handing it in at the bank, who issued the debit Card.
    Originally posted by Bedsit Bob
    A driving licence and a bank card would be very useful documents for identity thieves I should think
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    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 10th Jun 17, 4:25 PM
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    pollyanna 26
    Hi from someone from the old thread .

    Not been online much as been walking the walk and talking the talk

    Ivyleaf dd was on Omeprazole for many years but had problems when the dose was increased .
    Our Dr prescribed Lansoprazole 30mg gastro-resistant capsules as an alternative and the problems she was having stopped quickly .
    May be worth discussing with your GP unless you've already tried them'

    Lillibet Re Methotrexate I assume you will be on the folic acid 5mg a day apart from MTX day . DD was really struggling over the past few months , her low energy levels hit the floor and hair and skin suffered badly .
    Our GP increased the folic acid ( after discussion with the hospital consultant ) to 5mg x2 .
    It has worked well for her both energy and mood wise . Her hair condition has improved and although she has hair loss it has slowed and her hair has returned to it's old shiny self .
    Could be worth speaking to whoever manages your care . We live many miles from the hospital so our wonderful GP operates shared care .

    To all struggling with hair loss for various reasons there are ways to minimise the damage . Treat it kindly and avoid chemicals if you can . I had a brief flirtation with semi permanent dyes at the hairdressers in the late 80s . The 3rd session they applied a permanent by mistake and I never did it again . Strangely in my late sixties I have a lot of my natural strawberry blonde and the odd greys aren't really noticeable .

    Skin , Hair and Nails from H&B works well for me . I never use a hair dryer these days as it hurts to do so .
    I wash and condition my hair the evening before a day out and use a brush which contains microfibres as it dries naturally . That speeds up the drying and smooths the hair .
    Next morning a quick spritz of heat protector and a few minutes with the rotating hot brush and I'm good to go.

    Apologies to BB your eyes have no doubt glazed over

    Take care all .
    polly x
    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 10th Jun 17, 5:00 PM
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    Apologies to BB your eyes have no doubt glazed over
    Originally posted by pollyanna 26
    Not having hair, talk of hair care processes goes right over my head.
    My job is Top Secret. Even I don't know what I'm doing.

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    • frosty
    • By frosty 10th Jun 17, 5:57 PM
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    frosty
    Ivyleaf I wondered if you were talking about omeprazole as I have the same problem i.e. hair falling out. Been taking the meds for years, now have a hairline receded by at least an inch round my head like a wide Alice band. I have tried to stop taking it but get terrible heartburn without. Even tried taking alternative (ranitidine) but still had the heartburn. GP offered me an NHS wig :-(
    Worries like this do seem minor compared with survival, but are very real.
    Originally posted by Shropshirelass
    I used to suffer horrendous heart burn,I cut out wheat..........never had heartburn since.Tried eating it again and heartburn returned.
    • GreyQueen
    • By GreyQueen 10th Jun 17, 5:57 PM
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    GreyQueen
    Haircare..... hmmmm.

    I comb mine in the morning, wash it every 5th day, towel dry it and re-arrange the resultant mess with a comb. Start to finish it's a 5 minute job. Hack it about with a sharpened clamshell every few weeks to keep it out of my eyes.

    Pretty sure this isn't a haircare regime in any accepted sense of the phrase, more like a lazymare regime, but it looks pretty good on it.

    Top tip; let your white hairs come through naturally and then you can have a few years of streaky hair without having to faff around - or spend money - which is very MSE.

    BB, if you want to share skull-maintenance tips with us girlies.........? Mr Sheen or Pledge? Polishing with trad yellow duster or a microfibre cloth? Eager minds (and me, the p-artist) wanna know.
    Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
    John Ruskin
    Veni, vidi, eradici
    (I came, I saw, I kondo'd)

    • GreyQueen
    • By GreyQueen 10th Jun 17, 5:59 PM
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    I used to suffer horrendous heart burn,I cut out wheat..........never had heartburn since.Tried eating it again and heartburn returned.
    Originally posted by frosty
    I second that. Lots of people tolerate wheat very poorly. I've just been diagnosed with celiac disease and am definately giving up wheat.
    Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
    John Ruskin
    Veni, vidi, eradici
    (I came, I saw, I kondo'd)

    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 10th Jun 17, 6:11 PM
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    Have to say that I suffered with heartburn badly, particularly waking me up in the wee small hours of the morning, I've found that since I stopped eating so many carbs, particularly bread, cereals, flour etc. I've been free from it which is pretty amazing. If I do have bread on the very odd occasion I try for 100% rye bread which I can get at a Polish Shop in the city which not only tastes wonderful but doesn't set me off.
    Go forward with the vision even if no one else can see it!

    No amount of regretting can change the past, and no amount of worrying can change the future!
    • VJsmum
    • By VJsmum 10th Jun 17, 6:25 PM
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    I used to suffer horrendous heart burn,I cut out wheat..........never had heartburn since.Tried eating it again and heartburn returned.
    Originally posted by frosty
    Same - I am not coeliac (poor you, GQ) but since cutting out wheat i have no heartburn, no acid reflux and am ermmmm more regular

    Although i do make sourdough bread every so often and that seems ok - but i don't eat tons
    You're out with a friend in the capital, I'm a thousand leagues under the sea
    You're hovering worriedly over your eggs, And I'm pondering trees
    I'm wandering long, And I'm pondering trees
    For you and me
    Guy Garvey
    • GreyQueen
    • By GreyQueen 10th Jun 17, 6:32 PM
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    Thanks, VJsMum, but I'm far from distraught about it, totally relaxed, in fact. It's good to have the answer to the symptoms and to know it's fixable by diet (and only fixable by diet) so's I'm not going to have to take meds.

    Happily, I live alone, so don't have to address other people's dietary needs on a daily basis, only when socialising or with the family. I've told Mum (lifelong martyr to digestive issues and on some of the meds named upthread) to ask her GP to test her for celiac as there is a 1 in 10 chance she has it if I have it.

    Cooking at home from simple, wholesome ingredients will be life-affirming and is actually very MSE.
    Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
    John Ruskin
    Veni, vidi, eradici
    (I came, I saw, I kondo'd)

    • herbily
    • By herbily 10th Jun 17, 7:50 PM
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    Mar, you can always join in when you do feel up to it. And Fuddle, you're a star!

    Thanking about how we should go about this: probably we should take a chunk of pages each - say, 50 each to start with - read through them & copy & paste all practical, relevant tips into a Word/Open Office/Pages document. Then send them all to one of us to collate; I don't mind doing this, as I'm using a Mac & WP-type things are very much easier than I ever found them on a PC! There'll be a spot of editing as things will need to be put into specific topics, in order for the resulting post/document/page to make sense. Does that make sense so far?
    Originally posted by thriftwizard
    Count me in! Just back from holiday (in the rain, didn't pick the best week to go walking!) and am ready for new challenges! If someone would like to allocate me a batch of pages and tell me who to send them to, then happy to help.
    One day at a time...
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