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Offline mattyblue

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« on: 05/10/2010 10:27:14 »
Hi all I am new hear so firstly would like to say Hi to all

Need some advice really.

Last Thursday I fell approx 15ft from a machine at my workplace, I slipped from it as there was oil residue where I was standing and some on the soles of my safety footwear. I was found approx 10-15 Min's later lying on the floor in some Oil, I must have been unconscious for the amount of time when I heard someone over me asking if I was OK. I had severe pain in my back and my neck, my head was really hurting cant really explain the feeling. I was, whisked away by paramedics on a stretcher (spinal board) and neck braced up for a precaution to A&E where a doctor was waiting for me, He did a few checks and was sent to X-ray, Thankfully came back and all X-rays were clear but still in a lot of pain especially lower back and neck. I was given pain killers and some Diclofenac, which I am still taking. I had to do a couple of tests when I finally managed to get out of the bed which included to try and touch my toes, where i can normally touch my toes this occasion there was no chance didn't even reach half way. also had to walk whilst he was watching, again found it really hard to walk. I was at the A&E approx 3 hrs then was allowed to go home. The doc have said that I have bruised my lower lumbar ?????

It has been 5 days since the accident and I can honestly say that I have probably only slept about 2 Hrs a night and that has been broken sleep due to pain in my back and neck. I cannot stay in 1 position for approx 10 Min's,and pain seems to be getting worse, I am also suffering with the headaches.

I have got an appointment with my GP this afternoon, and I dint know what to expect to be honest, I cant drive, nor can I sit in a comfortable position. Does anybody know what the doc will do if anything?

can anyone explain what DICLOFLEX SODIUM 50mg TABLETS DO?

I KNOW CO-CODOMOL IS FOR PAIN BUT DICLOFLEX I DONT KNOW WHAT IT DOOES BUT DOESNT EASE THE PAIN

Thanks for your help

Matt [>:(]

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« Reply #1 on: 05/10/2010 11:22:46 »
The diclofenac what's called a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, or NSAID. They should reduce pain, swelling and inflammation.  Ibuprofen is also a NSAID.

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« Reply #2 on: 05/10/2010 12:06:59 »
Are you sure it wasn't spam you slipped on Matty ?
« Last Edit: 05/10/2010 12:40:55 by RD »

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« Reply #3 on: 05/10/2010 12:53:07 »
Rd why would it be spam??? confusing me there

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« Reply #4 on: 05/10/2010 13:20:24 »
Anything that's been posted elsewhere can raise spam heckles, as lots of spammers will put very similar text into lots of fora.  Sometimes it's not a spammer but a genuine person, and we get false positives - so please don't be offended!

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« Reply #5 on: 05/10/2010 13:26:50 »
Rd why would it be spam??? confusing me there

Your alter ego, lets call him "Shyster", posts a spammy link in response to your set up,
 e.g. a link to www.ambulance-chasers.com

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« Reply #6 on: 05/10/2010 13:30:23 »
I see, I have posted elsewhere for help and advice oooopppsssss awful sorry  [;)]

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« Reply #7 on: 05/10/2010 13:46:56 »
Last Thursday I fell approx 15ft from a machine at my workplace

You must have banged your noggin real hard: apparently you can't remember what day the "accident" happened ...

Quote from: mattyblue
Last wednesday morning I fell from a machine at work approx 15 Ft,
http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/interactive/discussion/viewtopic.php?t=57559&f=46
« Last Edit: 05/10/2010 13:49:24 by RD »

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Offline mattyblue

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« Reply #8 on: 05/10/2010 13:51:02 »
Proves the point that I must have knocked it real bad. It was definatly thursday morning started the shift on a wednesday night sorry for being really really thick on this

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« Reply #9 on: 05/10/2010 14:53:57 »
Apparently you aren't sure about the height of the fall either, 15ft ? 14ft ? ...

Quote from: matty
Message 1.  Posted by matty2712 (U14634331)  on Sunday, 3rd October 2010 permalink

Hi all Just like to say hi as this is my 1st post.

Anyway last week I fell from a machine at work about 14 ft, I had some oil on the bottom of my safety footwear and must have slipped from where i was standing, I was unconcious for approx 10-15 mins. then someone found me just lying on the floor in some oil.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/ouch/messageboards/F2322273?thread=7795920%3Blatest=1

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« Reply #10 on: 05/10/2010 15:12:21 »
Rd I am beginning to think that you are stalking me, As I have said I have posted elsewhere probably 3-4 other websites, if you dont mind could you find the others as i didnt save my emails and cant remember exactly where i posted them Cheers Rd

Also can you find me some other beneficial websites cheers.

Hurry up my appointment is in 1 hour

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« Reply #11 on: 05/10/2010 15:19:36 »
can you find me some other beneficial websites

How about this one ?
« Last Edit: 06/10/2010 10:30:11 by RD »

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« Reply #12 on: 05/10/2010 15:27:28 »
RD, I know there's a lot of spam that works like this, and if someone does follow along with links to spam they will be banned and deleted, and the URL blacklisted.

However, it isn't always the case, so how about we give mattyblue the benefit of the doubt?

Mattyblue - it's easy to search for your text - as parts of it are verbatim across other sites, it's very easy to find.
« Last Edit: 05/10/2010 15:29:35 by BenV »

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« Reply #13 on: 05/10/2010 16:05:53 »
RD, I've shrunk your post and sent you a pm.  Please let me know if you receive it.

MattyBlue, I've also sent you a private message.  Please let me know if you get it.
« Last Edit: 05/10/2010 16:12:56 by BenV »

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« Reply #14 on: 05/10/2010 17:46:03 »
Recieved your message BenV Thank you Matt

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« Reply #15 on: 05/10/2010 20:03:31 »
Mattyblue, are you in the UK?
Please disregard all previous signatures.

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« Reply #16 on: 05/10/2010 22:26:41 »
Now that it is established that Mattyblue has let the world know he was hurt,
What was the objective of his banged up thread???

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« Reply #17 on: 05/10/2010 22:38:32 »
Rd I am beginning to think that you are stalking me, As I have said I have posted elsewhere probably 3-4 other websites, if you dont mind could you find the others as i didnt save my emails and cant remember exactly where i posted them Cheers Rd

Also can you find me some other beneficial websites cheers.

Hurry up my appointment is in 1 hour

Yea Make it easy Matty Whocanfindmehere

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« Reply #18 on: 06/10/2010 07:04:13 »
Assuming Matty blue is real, did fall and is in the UK he should probably talk to these people
http://www.hse.gov.uk/
Please disregard all previous signatures.

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« Reply #19 on: 06/10/2010 10:49:02 »
I've shrunk the discussion about spam for now, so lets expand on MattyBlue's original question.

I'm interested in how NSAIDs and their ilk work?  Do they reduce pain merely as a function of reducing inflammation?

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« Reply #20 on: 06/10/2010 11:54:20 »
The actual mechanism still seems to be semi-unknown; they inhibit prostaglandin formation (although not directly) which reduces the prostaglandins action as part of the inflamatory messenger molecule chain, and thus stop or reduce inflammation.  Prostaglandins and the blocked enzymes are also involved in the sensation of pain and creation of fever; thus the combined anti-inflammatory, anti-pyretic, and analgesic effects.  The Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded to the three scientists who unravelled the first part of the puzzle concerning the most popular and oldest NSAID - aspirin.

Prostaglandins also protect the stomach (though regulation of various physiological activities) and form part of the platlet aggregation chain.  So inhibiting the formation and action of prostaglandins can have other effects - possibly causing stomach ulcers and bleeding.  However the action on platlets has now been used to help those with coronary problems and is used to help prevent heart attacks.  swings and roundabouts...
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