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« Reply #150 on: April 22, 2012, 07:54:30 am »

Glad to hear it went well Geoff  :}  I have to say that mine gave me a new life after all the pain and immobility I'd had before the op.  Best of luck with the rehabilitation  :-))
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« Reply #151 on: April 22, 2012, 11:15:03 am »

Thanks for the good will comments lads. Martin  I now have a nice matching pair of "Exeter " Hip joints - not very  high tech but
very reliable and no nasty side effects. Kenny didn't you know we have the best sandy beaches in the country - about 30 miles of them
- if we had the warm weather it would rival the French Riviera - as it is its usually cold enough for penguins.

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« Reply #152 on: April 23, 2012, 01:01:34 am »

cold enough for penguins.

Great news Geoff but be careful on those loose surfaces just for a little while.
Couldn't agree more about liking cold penguins - they get all runny in summer :}

Did you have to wait long for the op'?

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« Reply #153 on: May 21, 2012, 08:29:54 pm »


Here's a medical problem which I've not come across before.  It seems that I have just had a bout of VERTIGO.

Just typed it in Google and found out what is involved.  Yuk, I don't like it. Especially as I'm alone in the workshop with power machines on the go.

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Vertigo (from the Latin vertō "a whirling or spinning movement") is a subtype of dizziness, where there is a feeling of motion when one is stationary.
The symptoms are due to an asymmetric dysfunction of the vestibular system in the inner ear. It is often associated with nausea and vomiting as well as a balance disorder, causing difficulties standing or walking.

There are three types of vertigo:

(1)  Objective− the patient has the sensation that objects in the environment are moving
(2)  Subjective− patient feels as if he or she is moving;
(3)  Pseudovertigo− intensive sensation of rotation inside the patient's head.


I've started with number 1 and after a good lie down, it seem to have gone. I'm Ok now but wondered if anyone else has anything to helpful to add.


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« Reply #154 on: May 21, 2012, 08:52:47 pm »

Ken,

Could you have been concentrating too hard and got a bit stressed without realising it? It can be quite easy to get all tensed up.

I wouldn't worry too much unless it happens again in which case see the Doc.

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« Reply #155 on: May 21, 2012, 09:04:50 pm »


Thank you for your thoughts, Colin.

You may be nearer than you think.  My wife suggested it was because I was sanding and using a twin filter Face mask. She seems to think it was lack of Oxygen and re-breathing spent breath that defeated me ??.

It's always great to share a problem as it's a problem halved.  :-))

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« Reply #156 on: May 21, 2012, 09:31:29 pm »

Hi Ken

It was probably a one off but ....... here's a thought just in case - and I don't know how practical for your shop.....
For the more serious power tool feeds at your bench you could fit a foot switch that requires to be always held down.
If you never need it great, and if you ever do need it then you might just save yourself a serious injury. Machine Stop
buttons probably wouldn't cover a guy suffering a bad vertigo attack.

.... and keep off that whirlitzer {-)

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« Reply #157 on: May 21, 2012, 10:28:17 pm »

Your wife may well be right Ken, if you were concentrating you may have been breathing quite shallowly without realising it resulting in mild oxygen starvation.

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« Reply #158 on: May 21, 2012, 11:17:47 pm »

Ken

Another possibility is an ear infection - affecting the inner ear. As Colin says, "if it recurs, see a doc."

I had a couple of attacks, a month or so apart, many years ago with no recurrence (except a few more several years ago when I fell off a ladder and banged my head!). They were all fairly dramatic - it felt as if I was being thrown about but each only lasted a few seconds.

If your sensation is primarily one of dizziness (you say you needed a good lie down), then I would agree, oxygen deprivation could well be the cause.

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« Reply #159 on: May 22, 2012, 10:41:19 am »


Feeling much improved today.  ;)

Went out to look in workshop and everything is covered in sawdust. Will have to clean up somehow. Will use paper masks for better ventilation (Wife's suggestion) and do it in short bursts.

Dave,  you don't want to see the keyboard. It also needs a vacuum.   {-) {-)


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« Reply #160 on: May 22, 2012, 11:01:55 am »

Ken,
If it is Vertigo propper my wife gets it.
She just stays in bed (which isnt like her)
Nothing seems to help.

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« Reply #161 on: May 22, 2012, 11:38:28 am »


I should imagine it might be, Bob.  I've Googled it  (don't we all !)  and come up with the most detailed information anyone could wish for.

As this is the first occurrence, I'm grasping at reasons but maybe it's an 'age thing' or it may be linked to my eye breaking loose last Christmas.  I am certainly going to tread softer nowadays. My regards and sympathy to your Wife as it's quite an experience watching the carpet move sideways. Nothing for it but to close the eyes and lie horizontal.

I shall post my latest and last ? Scratch build now to show the work involved so far.   :}

regards


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« Reply #162 on: May 22, 2012, 07:54:43 pm »

I shall post my latest and last ? Scratch build

C'mon Ken - Get a grip
think positiive man .......
Your latest and penultimate scratch :o

Only kidding mate - you'll scratch on and on like you've got them big old Mountain Beaver Fleas.
But meanwhile I'll look forward to the newest build (is it a Seabex?)

Dave

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« Reply #163 on: May 22, 2012, 08:15:44 pm »


Cheers Dave.

I've gone over to the Grey Side.   %)   Seeing what all the fuss is about Warships.  I did fancy the Seabex but it does look costly and complicated. I am following the thread on one here though.


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« Reply #164 on: May 22, 2012, 10:40:14 pm »

Ken,
If it is Vertigo propper my wife gets it.
She just stays in bed (which isnt like her)
Nothing seems to help.

Bob

Yes, I can relate to that.
Have the T shirt, there is no cure, let alone knowing what causes it.
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« Reply #165 on: November 27, 2012, 12:12:46 pm »

This old thread seemed the best place to post this item http://uk.m.yahoo.com/w/legobpengine/lifestyles/grapefruits-can-trigger-overdoses-in-dozens-of-medicines-researchers-warn-083154632.html?%20&.intl=gb&.lang=en-gb&.tsrc=yahoo&ref_w=frontdoors If you eat Grapefruit or other citrus and take medicines then it should be of interest.
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« Reply #166 on: November 27, 2012, 12:58:00 pm »

I was told to avoid grapefruit when I started on warfarin a month ago when I went in with some small lung clots.
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« Reply #167 on: November 27, 2012, 03:03:30 pm »

I had always wondered about other citrus fruits (I too avoid grapefruit) and the article does suggest that they can lead to a medicine overdose. I hope you get sorted soon Grendel

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« Reply #168 on: November 27, 2012, 03:29:28 pm »

I was told to avoid grapefruit when I started on warfarin a month ago when I went in with some small lung clots.
I too was told to avoid grapefruit and citrus fruit when I was put on warfarin.
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« Reply #169 on: November 27, 2012, 04:21:53 pm »

I too was told to avoid grapefruit and citrus fruit when I was put on warfarin.
It involves a whole load of prescription drugs, the lists are on the web, Statins used for reducing Cholesterol being another biggy.
I also read a report t'other day that Pomegranite juice can cause the same problems.
 
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« Reply #170 on: November 27, 2012, 08:09:15 pm »

In OZ our chemists, at least in Queensland, put grapefruit warnings on the applicable medicines as they do about those that are affected by Alcohol and impair you abilities.
It is also a good reason to stick with your 'local' chemist who will know your history, on their PC, and will warn you of conflicting medicines/drugs.
I find I can rely more on my chemist than my doctor regarding medications.
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« Reply #171 on: November 30, 2012, 07:40:52 am »

This is just one outstanding example why Chit Chat & non boat related items are such valueable threads, it might just have saved someone from getting very sick or dying. Mick B.
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« Reply #172 on: November 30, 2012, 08:48:52 am »

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This is just one outstanding example why Chit Chat & non boat related items are such valueable threads, it might just have saved someone from getting very sick or dying. Mick B.

Mick, I, and others have never argued against having a general Chit Chat section but only against the way it is used in certain circumstances which is a different matter entirely.
 
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« Reply #173 on: November 30, 2012, 08:56:47 am »

In OZ our chemists, at least in Queensland, put grapefruit warnings on the applicable medicines as they do about those that are affected by Alcohol and impair you abilities.
It is also a good reason to stick with your 'local' chemist who will know your history, on their PC, and will warn you of conflicting medicines/drugs.
I find I can rely more on my chemist than my doctor regarding medications.

Grapefruit warnings on Statins here in UK too......
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« Reply #174 on: November 30, 2012, 08:41:13 pm »

I think the effects are a bit more widespread than is realised. If that was 2008 then 2012 will have brought more. Also all the warnings I have seen have only stipulated grapefruit yet the report says other citrus fruits too.

A study has listed 43 major drugs which are affected by eating grapefruits or drinking the juice and experts have warned there needs to be more awareness of the risks. The number of drugs that interact with grapefruit increased from 17 in 2000 to 43 in 2008, researchers in Canada found. Eating one grapefruit a day or drinking 200ml of juice was enough to trigger significant side effects in some of the patients. Elderly patients were at particular risk because they are more likely to eat grapefruit and be on the medicines that interact with it, while their bodies are less able to cope with the effects of an overdose, the researchers said. Grapefruits and some other citrus fruits, contain specific chemicals that affects an enzyme in the gut which can lead to a greater proportion of the drug being absorbed into the body. This can result in massive overdoses causing serious side effects ranging from hallucinations, low blood pressure, to kidney poisoning, muscle damage, high heart rate and breathing problems.
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