The thing that puts me off

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  1. mcknil

    mcknil New Member

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    Hello

    I feel LL would be a good idea for me, but the thing that puts me off is having to get my blood pressure checked and signed by my GP each week/month.
    I know it should not put me off, but it does!
    Is there any way round this for me?

    Thanks

    Louise
     
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  3. Miss Fenella

    Miss Fenella Full Member

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    Change your GP? Seriously if it's a huge problem maybe the diet isn't the issue but your relationship with the GP is.

    You can get a medical person (nurse etc) to do this for you I think.
     
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  4. bexnkev

    bexnkev Silver Member

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    you can go to the pharmacy and get them to do a BP check and stamp your book... this is perfectly ok... don't know if this helps? it is only once a month (you do have to get the doc to fill ya form in though):)
     
  5. Alibongo

    Alibongo Happily pro pointing!

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    Lloyd's and Coop pharmacies both do it in our town, I am sure you will find a few in your area.
     
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  6. mcknil

    mcknil New Member

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    Thanks

    I am fine with the GP, it's just the whole thing of having to get BP done at all, when other diets dont need it.
    Has anyone been refused by their GP?

    Louise
     
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  7. x-Katie-x

    x-Katie-x Gold Member

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    Don't know if anyone had been refused but I know that some people have been charged to have it done.

    To be honest I'm glad to go, my practice nurse does mine and she's really supportive and always want to chat about it and how I am - but the main reason I'm glad is that by having it done I know that my bp and pulse are alright, I'm happy to have that checked.
     
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  8. Blonde Logic

    Blonde Logic Yes. You can.

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    I think it's very important to go. That was one of the things that made feel more comfortable about doing this. This is a pretty hardcore diet, and it could perhaps have an affect on some peple that my not be positive - so important to be monitored to make sure your body is not having any ill effects.

    Why is it you do not want to face your BP? Are you worried? Other diets probably don't need it because you are usually eating conventional food I would guess, so less shock on the system and stuff like that? I don't know if CD requires it, but I am happy to do it.

    Hope you don't let that stop you Louise - its so worth it!! x
     
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  9. Frejja

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    Louise, LL is life changing; I wouldn't let anything put you off.....good luck!
     
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  10. sumayyah

    sumayyah please try again

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    cd doesnt require it as such ( thats why we have aamw ) but i go to my gp every 4 weeks to be checked so i dont do aamw
     
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  11. Delli

    Delli Talks too much

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    keep in mind that doing LL will help ur BP to drop, which is just another added bonus of a VLCD such as LL or CD!
     
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  12. Blonde Logic

    Blonde Logic Yes. You can.

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    Hi...just out of curiosity, what is aamw? :confused::)
     
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  13. silhouettes

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    add a meal week :)
     
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  14. sun

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    blood pressure is important whilst doing a vlcd, as has already been stated your surgery nurse or certain chemists can do it for you.

    Good Luck

    sunx
     
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  15. Blonde Logic

    Blonde Logic Yes. You can.

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    Thanks Sil!!
     
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    Lloyds Pharmacy do it, then yo'd only have to go to the docs for your intitial medical form.
     
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    Hi

    I was refused by my gp to do the diet as he doesn't agree with them! However other than that one thing he is a great gp......... I cried my eyes out when he refused me even in front of him..... but i call my LLC and she gave me a number of a gp privately and i had to go and see him, have a complete medical and he charged me £50 to do my inital form then every time afterwards for my bp i used to go to the chemist Lloydds!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Have to say my gp was completely amazed when he say my weightloss and when i told him how i had done it he wasn't impressed and when i put all the weight it was kinda told you so!!!!!!!!!! other than that he is a great gp.........

    He just isn't very good on weight issue.............

    But I just go to chemist now and have my bp taken they are great!!!
     
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