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    • #368
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      I am B12 deficient and will need continual injections, for me it was discovered after being diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis.

      After my booster injections I felt so much better! Symptoms for me were, fatigue, pins and needles/ numbness in my hands and brain fog. I only really noticed the symptoms after I was treated and they went away , amazing what you put up with when things happen gradually…

      Didn’t know about the jumpiness, I am the jumpiest person ever !

      I’m due my next injection next Monday and feel a bit crap again, so definitely B12 related, I’m going to ask if I can have slightly more frequent injections .

      Injections are just into the muscle so not awful, but can make your arm a bit sore for a couple of hours, try not to worry (easy said than done I know, I also hate injections!).

    • #367
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      Yes, I am sure that I’ve inherited my autism (Asperger’s), because when I was diagnosed, it became evident that e.g. there probably is some older relatives on my mother’s side, who most likely would have been diagnosed with autism, if they had been born today. But I’m thinking that it can be more than one recessive gene involved. My mother have some autistic traits, but not close to being classed as autistic, and by the way, my sister isn’t autistic. Whereas I also happen to have inherited narcolepsy from my father, genetic lottery, you’re either lucky, or not.

    • #345
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      I tend to vote Tory, but honest I have always thought Right to buy a really bad thing, I mean really bad.

      Its quite odd is Social Housing, back in the late 40s early 50s people were often proud to live in it, but since then there has often been a stigma attached.

      I’ve never voted Tory, but I think social housing as aspiration was damaged when Labour prioritised housing by need in the 70s. Instead of a waiting list of (cliché alert) hard working families, the most troubled and disadvantaged were moved in. This created a lot of the stigma. There was probably also a problem with building quality, either due to corruption or low cost.

      I think a right to buy at somewhere close to market price is a good thing, but massive discounts without constraints, and preventing rebuilding programs were definitely damaging.

      I think the shift from rates to council tax has actually been more damaging. Shifting some of this burden back from the occupants to the land owners (neutral in the case of an owner occupier) would redress the balance between first time buyers and landlords, would increase the costs of land banking and would remove some of the incentive for leasehold stitch-ups.

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      My dad was self employed for most of his life, he was a builder. In the 70’s about a year before he died he realised my mum would be better off if he died is he was working for someone else. So he got himself a job with the council based in the local yard doing repairs on council houses.
      He was asked by his colleagues not to work so fast, so in a morning after he left the yard he would sleep for an hour before he started work. He would arrive at the job with a work sheet, finish the job on the sheet, then ask if anything else needed fixing and do that as well. He was still doing more work than any one else. This was a man that was not really fit to work.
      I grew up with a most of my family working for the coal board and some of the things they did to get out of working a full shift would make Dell Boy look like a saint.
      The idea that just because a company is owned by a government it will be run more effectively and everyone will work together for the greater good, is unfortunately not based in reality. The tendency is for people to think they are owed a living and as they a shareholders they are only robbing themselves. Looking a projects that the governments have procured the fact that they can not even control budgets for large projects when they have no physical control over gives me no confidence in them running companies. The pension bill would increase because nearly all government workers have better wages than any one else, funny that.
      The NHS is not free. That seems obvious but amazingly people take things from it because they do not see the financial consequences of taking things from it they do not need, or using staff as servants, ‘I’ve paid for this, I pay your wages’. The NHS has become the cure all for every single problem, no one wants to pay if they can get it free. People are like children wanting more, its free so why not have it.
      As everything is now electronic it might be an idea to ‘bill’ people so they are aware how much their care would have cost if they had to pay.
      I pay for dental treatment, I have a chequered past with NHS dentists. I get more time with a private dentist. People often say to me its expensive, but women will pay £80 to get their hair dyed and £35 every two weeks to get their nails gelled, which has no impact on their health. People do not seem to want to invest in their own health care and see it as something the government does and how little we have contributed to it we are entitled to take as much out as we can.

    • #278
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      I second the recommendation for the Caroline Hirons blog. I’ve been following the routine she recommends and my skin is the best it’s ever been.
      I’m currently using a mixture of products from the ordinary and the una brennan range from boots so it doesn’t need to be expensive to make a difference.

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