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Managing My Condition

Please see the sections below for information and links which can aid you in managing your own conditions.


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Medicine Sick Day Rules

When you are unwell with any of the following:

  • Vomiting or diarrhoea (unless only minor)
  • Fevers, sweats and shaking

You should then STOP taking the medicines listed below:

ACE InhibitorsMedicine names ending in 'pril' - e.g. Lisinopril, Perindopril, Ramipril
ARBsMedicine names ending in 'sartan' - e.g. Losartan, Candesartan, Valsartan
NSAIDsAnti-inflammatory pain killers - e.g. Ibuprofen, Diclofenac, Naproxen
DiureticsSometimes know as 'water pills' - e.g. Furosemide, Spironolactone, Indapamide, Bendroflumethiazide
MetforminA medicine for diabetes


RESTART
when you are well (after 24-48 hours of eating and drinking normally)

If you are in any doubt, contact your Pharmacist, GP or Nurse.

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Menopause

Menopausematters.co.uk is a website which provides accurate, up-to-date information about the menopause, menopausal symptoms and treatment options.

Useful information can also be found in the following leaflets:

HRT Patient Information Leaflet

Alternatives to HRT Leaflet

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Stroke

Selfhelp4stroke is an interactive website for people who have had a stroke to help them gain more control over their life by managing their condition.  Visit www.selfhelp4stroke.org

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Your Heart and Living with a Heart Condition

Heart Zone is a new Scottish online resource with lots of information about your heart and living with a heart condition.  Visit nhsinform.co.uk/heart for more information.

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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and Asthma


My Lungs My Life is a comprehensive, free to use website for anyone living with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), asthma or for parents/guardians of children with asthma.  Visit www.mylungsmylife.org



Depression and Anxiety

There are a wide variety of self help resources for people who suffer from depression and anxiety.


Useful Websites:

Patient.co.uk for leaflets on anxiety and depression
www.moodgym.anu.edu.au for online cognitive behavioral therapy
www.nhs.uk and search for 'tips to relieve stress' for an online video about stress management
www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk
www.mind.org.uk
www.breathingspace.scot
www.anxiety.org


Books:

Overcoming Anxiety by Helen Kennerley
Overcoming Depression by Paul Gilbert
Why Do I Feel So Bad and other titles in the Pick Me Up Series by Christ Williams
Mindfulness by Mark Williams & Danny Penman
The Mindful Workbook by Mark Williams, John Teasdale & Zindel Segal
Mind Over mood by Dennis Greenberger & Christine Padesky
CBT for Dummies by R Wilson
Feeling Good Handbook D Burns Beyond Fear by D Rowe
The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook by Davis, Robbins-Eshelman & Mckay
Overcoming Worry by K Meares

 
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