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Hugh Tomlinson

Hamilton, New Zealand

Community Mental Health Nurse

Male

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Comments (15)

  • Comment on: Major review backs benefit of statins over risk

    Hugh Tomlinson's comment 14 October, 2016 9:11 pm

    Sorry for the double post. My first effort went a little crazy.

  • Comment on: Major review backs benefit of statins over risk

    Hugh Tomlinson's comment 14 October, 2016 9:10 pm

    Whilst I welcome this research, I worry that it will re-enforce the likelyhood to minimise side effect. I had major side effects from Avorostati no my GP tried another but the side effects continued and I ended up with dangerously high CK level (in the thousands) so I made the choice to stop and will not take the risk of further "low side effect" equivalents. This hasn't stopped my GP pressuring me and minimising my concerns. From some of the comments in this article it seems the "thou must medicate" lobby may take this as an opportunity to ride roughshod over those less educated than me and pressure them to take the medication even after adverse effects.

    At 60, with a family history of heart disease, I don't say this lightly but in my case the risk of statins definitely outweighs any benefit.

  • Comment on: Major review backs benefit of statins over risk

    Hugh Tomlinson's comment 14 October, 2016 9:07 pm

    Whilst I welWhilst I welcome this research, I worry that it will re-enforce the likelyhood to minimise side effect. I had major side effects from Avorostati no my GP tried another but the side effects continued and I ended up with dangerously Hugh CK level (in the thousands) so I made the choice to stop and will not take the risk of further "low side effect" equivalents. This hasn't stopped my GP pressuring me and minimising my concerns. From some some of the comments in this article it seems the "thou must medicate" lobby may take this as an opportunity to ride roughshod over those less educated than me and pressure them to take the medication even after adverse effects.

    At 60, with a family history of heart disease, I don't say this lightly but in my case the risk of statins definitely outweighs any benefit. come this research, I worry that it will re-enforce the likelyhood to minimise side effect. I had major side effects from Avorostatin

  • Comment on: NHS nurses face crackdown on accepting gifts

    Hugh Tomlinson's comment 28 September, 2016 9:17 am

    Here in New Zealand, our District Health Board brought in an edict that all gifts, no matter how small must be declared. Since it is a cultural thing to offer small gifts, generally of food, as a token to thanks, they were inundated with declarations of pieces of fish, chocolate, fruit and the like. They soon changed the policy to gifts over $100 (currently about £50).

  • Comment on: Virgin set to run community nursing in Somerset

    Hugh Tomlinson's comment 19 August, 2016 8:33 pm

    Because we all know how successfully they ran the railway!

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