General Discussion: The life advice thread. Never do, say, eat or drink anything without asking how to do it in here first!


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Burt
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5430 posts since 3/1/10

20 Aug 2018 03:01
I've had gout - fucking painful (thought I'd broken my toe and hobbled to A&E) but easily manageable with the right medication, phikz. Just go see your quack and he/she will give you Naproxen(sp?) which is good stuff and there's another prescription drug that I can't recall but it's magic at taking the pain and any associated swelling away especially if you feel the onset signs.

Drink plenty of cranberry juice - no joke.
swede
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7877 posts since 21/3/09

20 Aug 2018 07:48
burt living that steak, pate and lobster lifestyle Cool
Burt
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5430 posts since 3/1/10

20 Aug 2018 07:56
Smiling That's what fucked me off, Swede. Unsympathetic A&E doc was understandably pissed off 'cos I wasted his time with self diagnosed broken foot (with no explainable impact obviously!) When it was '…just gout'; then went on to deride me for his perception that I had a shit diet and probably drank excessively which couldn't be further from the truth. By that point he just thought that I was a moany cunt so there was no point in trynna put him right. I just limped away with a piece of A4 that he printed off explaining how to eat greens and drink fucking water.
swede
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7877 posts since 21/3/09

20 Aug 2018 09:28
Laughing out loud Laughing out loud
figurine
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5664 posts since 14/5/07

20 Aug 2018 09:35
phikz wrote: Anyone suffered with Hallux Rigidus aka stiff big toe? Played football last night with no problems or noticeable impact injury, but I've been in pain since, can barely walk or bend my big toe. Got lots on this next couple days and really can't be fucked if it's long lasting… Does this shit go away?

I had it for a while, got progressively worse until the point it was awkward walking. Had a look online and a lot of stuff seemed to say that wiggling it back and forth would alleviate it, did this on and off for a couple of days and it seems to have helped.
illmurray
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476 posts since 18/4/12

20 Aug 2018 10:54

Essential viewing

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generic_guy
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9217 posts since 16/9/02

20 Aug 2018 11:36
Rirawin, a lot of property programs say if you're not embarrassed to make your first offer then it's too high.
I wouldn't worry about offending them, as long as you're polite you're not doing anything wrong.


phikz
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3123 posts since 14/4/09

posted 22 Aug 2018 17:15, edited 22 Aug 2018 17:15
Laughing out loud Burt. Will hit the doc to grab some of that Naproxen should it occur again. Cheers tho guys, Sunday was a write off and barely made it through Monday. Spent yesterday loaded up on Ibuprofen & Paracetamol travelling CPH-LDN-Birmingham including a trip to the Tate and a couple shops… Got progressively better throughout the day strangely, maybe it just needed the movement and to stop being a massive pussy.

On a real though, has it got to the point that it's impacted your choice in shoes/trainers? Read that a roomy toebox and hard soles are good.
carlos
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940 posts since 20/1/08

22 Aug 2018 18:17
Watch Naproxen…. got prescribed it for back pain and it cunted me off with a mouthful of ulcers. Go for Tramadol
Burt
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5430 posts since 3/1/10

22 Aug 2018 18:42
phikz wrote: …On a real though, has it got to the point that it's impacted your choice in shoes/trainers? Read that a roomy toebox and hard soles are good.
Not for me, phikz - can still rock any pair of Nikes with ease, CP's, leather Converse (which are obviously quite a slim fit) are all ok - as you're now aware, wearing any footwear whatsoever when you're going through it is painful regardless. Could always make Birkengouts part of your rehab wear Eye-wink

The other pills that I was prescriped were Colchicine, i used both Naproxen and Colchicine in tandem and if I feel it coming on pop 'em to stop it in it's tracks - never fails.
phikz
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3123 posts since 14/4/09

22 Aug 2018 18:43
Is Tramadol anti-inflammatory?
swede
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7877 posts since 21/3/09

22 Aug 2018 18:52
no. only analgesic (pain medication)
phikz
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3123 posts since 14/4/09

22 Aug 2018 20:27
Ty Swede.. thought so, don't fancy that then. Birkengouts Laughing out loud Been thinking about some Bostons for lounging actually, cheers for the advice. Might get back on the wallabees through winter as a precautionary measure anyway, as after the trouble I've had with my knee I can't be deteriorating any more.
swede
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7877 posts since 21/3/09

23 Aug 2018 07:52
got some new wallabees in the post today myself Cool ]

bostons for eveningwear
menace
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1040 posts since 3/5/12

28 Aug 2018 14:28
I sold a jumper to someone in Canada about a month ago with Royal Mail, tracked and signed. It still hasn't arrived, the tracking hasn't updated in a few weeks since it left the UK. Looking back, I put his whole Canadian address but also wrote United States at the bottom instead of Canada (he wasn't that chuffed to learn this)

If it never turns up, what are my options so I don't lose the money he paid me ? I didn't insure it to its full cost on Royal Mail because it would've cost me about 80 quid to do that, but I've heard of people being able to claim all the money back by sending Royal Mail the invoice. Anyone have any experience with this ?

illwill
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3533 posts since 17/5/04

28 Aug 2018 14:37
Did you put a return address on it?

I imagine it will show up on your doorstep at some point.
swiftus
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745 posts since 1/7/09

28 Aug 2018 14:55
How much was the jumper worth? RM Int'l T&S comes with £50 insurance (plus the cost of shipping) as standard. You'll have to wait ages though before you can make a claim (something like 6 weeks?).

Like illwill said, if you have a return address on it, it will come back to you.
menace
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1040 posts since 3/5/12

28 Aug 2018 15:11
Jumper was worth about £500, which is why I was worried about the insurance. However I'm 70% sure I put a return address on it.
Just had a quick update from Royal Mail and turns out that there's a ton of issues at customs in Canada at the moment, especially for packages from the UK. So apparently its now been seized but it in Toronto, which sounds slightly promising.
andymakesglasses
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20167 posts since 26/1/06

posted 28 Aug 2018 15:28, edited 28 Aug 2018 15:28
Ask the buyer to phone Canada Post. My wife sent a package tracked and signed to Canada about 5 weeks ago. After 4 weeks Royal Mail said it was lost, last seen disappearing off the tracking in Vancouver. The intended recipient phoned Canada Post and it miraculously turned up and was delivered the next day.
Rez
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7935 posts since 5/4/09

28 Aug 2018 17:18
Cheers for the advice you lot, got a phone call from the estate agent saying the vendor has agreed to 10k off Cool