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    Your alowed full treatment dont let them tell you other wise,even if your just visiting some one you can use there doctor.
    ive cut my self a few times, ive never found using a pen or elastic band has helped me, it doesnt take the pain away,
    take care and your never alone.

    Quote from Dready Warrior

    Anyone going please be aware there is a mole in the camp! Well thats what I've heard, dunno how true it is but aparently a well known Tory newspaper have sent in a guy called Ben who is in his 20's with a shaved head and wearing a tracksuit. He is there to make trouble and then report on the trouble-makers at camp.

    thanks for the warning ive told my friends who are there.

    I was on dilofenac for a few years(sciatica) as far as i know no side effects (not short term anyway).
    the list of side effcts are( are you ready for it)

    • Diclofenac is among the better tolerated NSAIDs. Though 20% of patients on long-term treatment experience side effects, only 2% have to discontinue the drug, mostly due to gastrointestinal complaints.


    • Following the identification of increased risks of heart attacks with the selective COX-2 inhibitor rofecoxib in 2004, attention has focused on all the other members of the NSAIDs group, including Diclofenac. Research results are mixed with a meta-analysis of papers and reports up to April 2006 suggesting a relative increased rate of heart disease of 1.63 compared to non users.[1] Professor Peter Weissberg, Medical Director of the British Heart Foundation said, "However, the increased risk is small and many patients with chronic debilitating pain may well feel that this small risk is worth taking to relieve their symptoms". Only naproxen was found not to increase the risk of heart disease, however this is known to have a higher rate of gastric ulceration than Diclofenac.
      A subsequent large study of 74,838 users of NSAIDs or coxibs, published in May 2006 found no additional cardiovascular risk from Diclofenac use.[2]
    • Diclonefac has similar COX-2 selectivity to celecoxib [3]. Perhaps related to this selectivity, a review of this constantly changing topic by FDA Medical Officer David Graham concluded in September, 2006 that Diclofenac does increase the risk of myocardial infarction [4].


    • Gastrointestinal complaints are most often noted (see above). The development of ulceration and/or bleeding requires immediate termination of treatment with diclofenac. Most patients receive an ulcer-protective drug as prophylaxis during long-term treatment (misoprostol, ranitidine 150mg at bedtime or omeprazole 20 mg at bedtime).


    • Liver damage occurs infrequently, but is usually reversible. Hepatitis may occur rarely without any warning symptoms and may be fatal. Patients with osteoarthritis develop more often symptomatic liver disease than patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Liver function should be monitored regularly during long-term treatment. If used for the shortterm treatment of pain or fever, diclofenac has not been found to be more hepatotoxic than other NSAIDs.


    • Studies in Pakistan showed that the drug, diclofenac, an anti-inflammatory commonly prescribed for arthritis and pain in people, caused acute kidney failure in vultures when they ate the carcasses of animals that had recently been treated with it. The findings, which followed a two-year investigation by an international team of 13 scientists, were published online by the journal Nature (see Ecological problems). Species and individual humans that are drug sensitive are initially assumed to lack genes expressing specific drug detoxification enzymes. Because elderly humans have reduced expression levels of all enzymes, elderly human metabolisms may gradually approach those of vultures, thus unexpectedly becoming more diclofenac intolerant.
    • NSAIDs "are associated with adverse renal [kidney] effects caused by the reduction in synthesis of renal prostaglandins"[5] in sensitive persons or animal species, and potentially during long term use in non-sensitive persons if resistance to side effects decreases with age. Unfortunately this side effect can't be avoided merely by using a COX-2 selective inhibitor because, "Both isoforms of COX, COX-1 and COX-2, are expressed in the kidney... Consequently, the same precautions regarding renal risk that are followed for nonselective NSAIDs should be used when selective COX-2 inhibitors are administered."[5]


    • Bone marrow depression is noted infrequently (leukopenia, agranulocytosis, thrombopenia with/without purpura, aplastic anemia). These conditions may be life-threatening and/or irreversible, if detected too late. All patients should be monitored closely. Diclofenac is a weak and reversible inhibitor of thrombocytic aggregation needed for normal coagulation.


    Quote from Rainbow Fnord

    That's great news. Foie gras is so nasty. The group I'm in convinced a couple of local restaurants to stop selling it, but one of them started doing it again sneakily, the b******s. :mad:

    nice one,
    theres a fewe restrants around here which have had a few demos outside them.