I am accused of being dishonest about needing help with medication and my finances, because I could communicate my medical history to the nurse on the phone.
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The phrase 'occupational health' seems to send people running and there's such a negative association with being 'managed out' of their employment.
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Amitriptyline is the medication I am asked about most often.
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I got a letter in the post explaining that I would need to prepare myself by drinking two litres of water one hour before the scan and a description of what would happen at part of the scan - a small 'wand', called a transducer, is placed a couple of inches inside your vagina to get a better picture of your insides. The procedure is painless and lasts around five minutes.
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During my journey to my diagnosis of acute zonal occult outer retinopathy (AZOOR), I was called in for a fundus fluorescein angiography (which is easier if we just call it an FFA!) and an indocyanine green angiography (ICG) and it was one of my stranger appointments, but definitely not the worst.
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It is absolutely impossible to focus your eyes for 30 seconds and to not blink. I don't know anyone who can hold their eyes open and focus on some images for half a minute at a time!
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