Spanish Inquisition about ketostix

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  1. magickmel

    magickmel Loves VLCD's !

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    Hi CDers.
    As I will be changing from LL to CD soon I thought I better buy myself some ketostix as I won't be issued with one every week anymore :)

    I had read other threads about what price to expect to pay etc and went to Boots yesterday and asked for some............oh boy, I got cross examined !

    Are you on one of "those" diets ?
    How much weight have you lost ?
    When did you start ?
    Does your doctor know ?

    On and on it went. Having managed to convince the inquisitor that I was genuine I was pleased that they were £5.30 - seemed reasonable.

    But do I have to go through this every time ?:eek:

    I mean if I looked anorexic I could see why she might have been suspicious but with over 3 stone to go, no way !:D
     
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    I find it strange as they do have a lot of similar diet products on their shelf which testify to being low calorie.:confused:

    You can buy them in other chemists as well.

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    Hi,
    I know it's a bit naughty but after being cross examined myself, when they ask I say no I'm getting them for my dad as he is diabetic!
    Which he is but I'm not strictly buying them for him!
    Sally
     
  5. magickmel

    magickmel Loves VLCD's !

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    Thanks, I am (or should I say was - BG around 4.5 every morning :p :D ) diabetic. Someone suggested before that diabetics should get them on prescription but I could never work that out as I have never been prescribed them, can't see why I would ? Maybe its something type 1 diabetics have ? Anyway its a good tactic !

    Otherwise if I get the hassle nextime I think it might be more comfortable to buy online :eek: Thanks for the link Mini !
     
  6. MadamDotty

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    Your CDC may well stock them too Mel as they are available for Counsellors to buy from Cambridge and he/she won't give you the Spanish Inquisition:p
     
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    I thought that I might get questioned on them when I bought them from Boots but they never said anything to me. it's none of their business. But if they do ask if my doc knows I will just say yes and he's happy with me losing weight. But I haven't seen my doc! lol!!

    I suppose they're just doing their job, but I can't see why they have to ask.
     
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    Boots do tend to quiz me when i buy them from there. I was told to stop CD as soon as the sticks turned ANY of the pink colours.....so i just said yeah ok..agreed to whatever and she grudgingly sold me them! i just buy them off ebay now. you can get them fairly cheap on there.
     
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    It sounds as of Boots staff have been trained to quiz ketostix buyers but that they aren't really sure of their facts or what advice to issue ! Never mind we can humour them or buy on-line !
     
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    I had to hunt high and low for the blinking things, tried six branches of Boots before I got any.
    Wasn't asked any questions, although I thought I might have been. Will just say my GP recommended I get them or am diabetic should I be given third degree next time.
     
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