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RE: [IPk] Query re mega bloating

Thanks for this, Melissa.  Both my parents had CHF (among other conditions),
Dad had major CVAs, cancer, Parkinsonism as did my mother - more severe than
Dad's. My maternal grandfather had a series of strokes.  An aunt died of
kidney disease; an uncle Motor Neurone disease etc.

So you can see I've really hit the jackpot in the gene pool.  Eldest sister
has advanced MS, allergy to food (yes really! Causes anaphylactic shock etc)
so something nasty is going to get me. 

Find if I bend over or kneel down - feel very constricted, breathless and
dizzy so guess I should get myself off to GP tomorrow morning.

Thanks everyone. Will let you know what if anything happens.


-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf
Of Melissa Ford
Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2011 10:58 AM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IPk] Query re mega bloating

Hi Rhoda

The first thing that popped into my head when you mentioned the
bloating in several locations was congestive heart failure. I do hope
that's not what it is, but it should be investigated especially if you
have any of the other symptoms:

A GP may think of CHF for a type 2 more readily than he or she would
look for it in a type 1, but it can happen in type 1s.

Take care
let us know how you get on


On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 9:18 AM, Rhoda Martin <email @ redacted> wrote:
> Last month I had a urine test as I had pain in the kidney area at the LHS
> but it came back clear.  So maybe a blood test is needed as pain comes and
> goes there?
> Also what are the possible serious stuff both of you (Iain and Melissa are
> alluding to?)  I like to know so as to be able to ask informed questions.
> Just Googled "abdominal bloating" and noticed carbonated drinks
> contra-indicated especially since I have IBS.  Idjit that I am!  I'll cut
> that out and see what happens.  Only drink diet lemonade and tend to add
> lemon to it to get rid of the carbonation.
> I'll try that for 24 hours before heading for GP.
> I hate going to the GP as, having so many things wrong with me, it's hard
> get a handle on what is important and what isn't!
> Thursday is the day they do blood tests otherwise I have to trog off to a
> hospital either 10 or 13 miles away and Thursday am the car is in for
> service so I guess it's go to the doc, get a script for a test (maybe) and
> off to the hospital.  The pleasures of living in the sticks <G>
> Having said that I've had 2 young greater spotted woodpeckers feeding on
> balls only inches from my living room window so that is the up-side.  Even
> managed some decent photos.
> Thanks Babs, Iain and Melissa.
> Rhoda
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