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  • evie replied to the topic I've given up diet drinks in the forum Health 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    I’d love to give up diet drinks, but I can’t seem to find an alternative that works.

    I try and go for the caffeine free varieties. I am over weight, so drinking calories is a huge no no, which excludes most things other that water. Of course water is an option, however every time I try to stick to it I end up with a splitting sore head from…[Read more]

  • I have to wear a 10cm heel lift in only one shoe as that leg is 13cm shorter than the other leg.

    If I need more heel lifts or needs it replacing, then I go to the local shoesmith who can cut new ones from hard rubber and make exact copies of the original.

  • Thanks all. My ferritin currently is 28 (never had a good score for that as had trouble in perimenopause), worst I’ve ever been 6 years ago was 8. But folate, B12 and thyroid all came in as fine.

    Looking forward to the return of the sun!

  • Recently had a suite of blood tests due to feeling like I’m dragging myself through a bog most days. Results show low vitamin D, level of 30 and doctor has advised supplementation. I think she said the range is 30-50 something? And said just to hoick myself up further into the range through diet and over the counter vitamins. From what I can find…[Read more]

  • @dizzy Why would you expect to be able to pick things up on the radio, imagine the signal strength that would reach earth from even the nearest star, then imagine the signal type and how different it would be from background noise, then imagine we’d be able to decode / recognise it as something special.

    I’m not in the least surprised, Voyager has…[Read more]

  • evie replied to the topic How to get rid of Norovirus in the forum Health 3 months, 4 weeks ago

    Oh dear, poor you. I genuinely live in fear of catching this virus! Thanks for painting the black cross as I now know where to avoid!! My mum swears by flat fat coke for any stomach upset. When I’ve had it previously I’ve kept bleach and dettol wipes next to the loo to wipe round after each use. It’s miserable isn’t it, but hopefully doesn’t last…[Read more]