• Syndol used to work wonders for me. I remember the panic when it was taken off the market – I had friends in similar situations who were importing them from goodness knows where at ridiculously high prices.

    I probably should not admit that I bought the Syndol muscle relaxant component separately and found that it worked well with paracetamol. I am sure my GP would not have approved but I did not tell her, and it did work for me – but as with Syndol, it meant I could not drive having taken them so it was not a long-term solution.

    I then went onto sumatriptan. Marvelous when it works.

  • I have recently switched from Sumatriptan to Zomig – Sumatriptan just wasn’t always shifting migraine, even the nasal spray.

    I am prone to cluster headaches that last 3 – 4 days too and paracetamol only lessens them, it doesn’t get rid. Cocodomol does a better job but wipes me out.

    I am not sure if Paracetamol has become less effective for me, or the headaches have just got worse.

  • sophie replied to the topic World Cup 2018 in the forum General Banter 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Ive never known the quarterfinals minus Germany, Italy, Argentina, Holland, Spain or Portugal. Surely England should win the world cup this year?

  • sophie replied to the topic World Cup 2018 in the forum General Banter 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    I’m not sure, right now there’s a good chance that a 1-0 win in there last game will get them second place.

  • sophie replied to the topic World Cup 2018 in the forum General Banter 2 months ago

    I imagine neither side would really want to win, but is it against the rules to deliberately try to lose by scoring loads of own goals? Or would they have to pretend to not be trying to lose?

  • sophie replied to the topic World Cup 2018 in the forum General Banter 2 months ago

    Yes, I thought there was some great running last night, not sure about being composed, but also a lack of precision passing or shooting.

    The penalty decisions were bizarre. After the Brazil game and this one, the refs might start getting tougher on tussles in the box.

  • Does anyone else feel rather aggrieved that someone must have gone back through all his tweets and dug up something that could be construed as sexist? Presumably the person doing the digging worked on a newspaper?

    The same as the way Sam Allerdice got stitched up by a couple of hacks whose sole intention that night was to get him to say something dodgy they could put in their newspaper.

    I have nothing but contempt for this sort of malicious gossip.

  • sophie replied to the topic Milk causing early puberty? in the forum Health 7 months ago

    @soccergal your right, looking on pubmed at all the most recent studies it does seem more research needed.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3581542/

    Interestingly (or worryingly) there are loads of studies looking at dairy and T2D.

  • I had plantar fasciitis and had steroid injections.
    Bloody painful but it’s worked and I no longer suffer.

  • sophie replied to the topic Coccyx Pain in the forum Health 7 months, 1 week ago

    I had coccydinia as a teenager after a fall off a horse but thankfully no fracture. I had physio, steroid injections but nothing worked. I then had manipulation of the coccyx done, which frees off all the spasmed muscles, which is what causes the pain. Thankfully the manipulation is done under GA! This was in the late 80’s so I don’t know if this is a treatment that is still offered but it worked wonders.

  • Definitely get one’s with a drawstring – all mine slither down otherwise! Honestly, I don’t want to sound like a pain, but you do really need to try them on as some will make you look hideous, even if you’re a skinny minny , while others will be quite nice! (Top tip: check out what you look like from behind too and run up and down on the spot in the changing rooms to check for chafing :d ) I have some budget ones from TKMaxx that are nice, I have some expensive ones from Odlo that have lasted for six years so far so turned out really good value for money and I have compression ones from Salomon that were painfully expensive, but I think they do help with recovery. I don’t have any Nuovahealth leggings, but really like a lot of their other running stuff (love their skort – my fav…[Read more]

  • I was given 2 crutches after badly tearing an ankle ligament, and had one of them taken off me by the hospital when I went back to have how I was doing checked up on, and later on the other one requested back as my ankle improved further.

    Possibly it’s when a hospital can’t ‘track’ the crutches it handles that it can cost them money in paperwork?
    I guess if somebody give in a crutch from another hospital, and they lent it to a patient and it broke and they hurt themselves, questions could be asked?

  • I agree us women are so much better at driving than men give us credit for (Not man hating just blame the media for this). But having said that everything is easier in a van. My current one has 150k on the clock all done by me.
    During that length of time you get to know exactly how long, wide and the turning circle. Also vans have mirrors that actually work rather than be a design consideration and sitting higher gives a commanding field of view.