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Old 12th Mar 2016, 02:26
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Nigel,
They also sell a lot of Coke and similar drinks, its junk food for the programmers.
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Old 12th Mar 2016, 07:04
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Morning folks. A tad bit foggy out there- can't see a thing but can hear traffic on the road in front of the house.

One didn't win Euromillions last night, so my state of pauperage continues.
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Old 12th Mar 2016, 07:06
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Good morning all. Breakfast club this morning.
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Old 12th Mar 2016, 07:30
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Good start to the day as Mr Sun is out and about warming things up to a
balmy 0C.

Had an interesting day at the Renal Unit yesterday. Blood pressure is ,
weight is and told that if I don't sort that out then dialysis is probably 18
months away. Kidney biopsy being arranged for next week to determine the
amount of damage that exists. I've had one before about 20 years ago and
am not looking forward to another. All that said I can't praise the staff of
the department enough; especially the nurse that took the swab of my groin
to check I haven't got MRSA prior to the biopsy being done.
There was no lock on the door of the examination room so she stood with her
back to door and her foot against it while I dropped my trousers and she took
the necessary swab. I'm sure I heard Sid James's dirty laugh in the background.

Good to hear you're back in the land of the living Octopussy2.
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Old 12th Mar 2016, 07:55
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Morning peeps,awake at a more civilized time again rather dull here from the look ont.
Strange question? anybody ever had any experience with a medication called Omeprazole?
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Old 12th Mar 2016, 08:17
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Yes I take it Mr D, it stops heartburn and reduces the amount of acid in your stomach. Got to admit it helped me.
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Old 12th Mar 2016, 08:21
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It's a proton pump inhibitor used to prevent heart burn and reflux Mr D.
Not ideal for long term use as it can increase the risk of hip fractures.

Not had it myself so I can't say anything about unwanted side-effects.
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Old 12th Mar 2016, 08:25
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Causing me a lot of probs it is and I'm at a loss as to why I have been given them, I dont have acid reflux or any other stomach probs that are out of the ordinary,only thing I can think is they were for the dose of dihorea I caught in hospital three weeks ago that cleared up in three days.
Took the last one I'm gonna ever take yesterday the rest are going in the bin.
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Old 12th Mar 2016, 09:42
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Omeprazole
I'm on it to counteract effects that my strong pain killers have on my stomach. There are certain antibiotics and anti-inflamatory drugs that also can affect the stomach and Omeprazole is also prescribed with these drugs.
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Old 12th Mar 2016, 09:45
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Very useful stuff if you have a hiatal hernia but never heard them used to stop people from thinking that they are melting Mr D.

Last edited by Nervous SLF; 12th Mar 2016 at 09:48. Reason: Knew what I meant but spelt it wrong
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Old 12th Mar 2016, 10:01
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Last day of drinking holiday in Finland today. Got to the dock and found that the good ship Trab had sailed. Had to get a lift out with the pilot boat!
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Old 12th Mar 2016, 11:06
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I take Pantoprazole for an acid stomach. Seems to have no impact on me elsewhere.

A drinking holiday in Finland must have been very expensive.
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Old 12th Mar 2016, 12:42
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Been taking Omeprazole for decades, in fact since it was called Losec, before the patent expired.
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Old 12th Mar 2016, 13:42
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Two of our group were thrown out of a Finnish pub for being "too drunk". Something I didn't think possible in Finland.
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Old 12th Mar 2016, 21:19
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vulcanised that Losec stuff is being advertised on tv here in NZ and it appears, I could well be incorrect though, you can buy it without a prescription. Omeprazole on the other hand has to be obtained via your doctor.
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Old 12th Mar 2016, 21:56
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Gordon Bennet, it's like being at home with the missus. Wake me up when all this medical stuff has passed through the system.
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Old 13th Mar 2016, 05:00
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Fry's is OK but a bit expensive. Don't know why they sell candies as well there?????
The original Fry's was a grocery store chain. When the children wanted to open an electronics store daddy told them to stock "impulse buys". At the first store in Sunnyvale (Silicon Valley) you could purchase 16-pin DIP, onion dip, computer chips, potato chips, hand cream next to the soldering paste. And it was open 24 hours. On Tuesdays (or was it Wednesdays?) the lunch special was a hot dog and a Coke for $1.
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Old 13th Mar 2016, 05:46
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RS Components are still alive and well in Oz.

Radioshack (also known as Tandy here in Oz) was bought out by Dick Smith Electronics, DSE used to be a very good electronic hobbyist (electronic shedist) untill it was bought by Wollworths, and turned into an electronics good retail store, it started to go downhill from there. Now DSE is bust.

In Oz we still have Altronics and Kaycar to cater to the electronic minded shedist.
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Old 13th Mar 2016, 08:38
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Sunday has arrived and with it a couple of squirrels who are putting on
an impressive acrobatic display jumping from the plum tree to the apple
tree and back.

Mr Sun is out but it's effect is being diluted by the mist that is hanging
around this morning. +2C at present.
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Old 13th Mar 2016, 08:43
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Morning peeps,sun shining on the rooftops here,one has just ascertained tiz roast chicken today.
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