Tag - blood-thinners

A human guinea pig

With atrial fibrillation, a high pulse rate and elevated blood pressure, I’ve gone through at least seven different medications, prescribed by my GP, over the last two years. I’m 71 and could not tolerate any of them due to side-effects that I’d...

Drugs for losing weight

The problem of obesity has taken on epidemic proportions over the last few years. In 1998, a report by the UK’s National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) revealed that 17 out of 100 men and 21 out of 100 women were obese. At this time, about...

From our readers

I was rushed into hospital with chest pains, and treated as a five-star patient with clot-busting drugs and diamorphine. But the diamorphine had a bizarre effect on me - as if I was having a second heart attack.

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