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When medical advice is conflicting (a lighthearted thread!)

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giulia Tue 11-Jun-19 14:33:54

I had problems with gastric reflux and a pyloric ulcer was diagnosed. Amont other things, the specialist told me I should sleep with the upper part of the bed raised 5cm.

Then I had problems with veins in my legs and a different specialist told me to sleep with the lower part of my bed raised 5cm!

Neither even considered that I share a double bed with my husband:

Of course, I did neither (I would have turned into a banana)!

Cold Tue 11-Jun-19 14:51:53

I have an electric bed and sleep with both my head and feel raised as it is the most comfortable position for a damaged spinal nerve. We have a super king sized bed so that we both have separate mattresses and motors!

Cold Tue 11-Jun-19 14:52:10

*feel = feet

RedRidingHood Tue 11-Jun-19 16:21:53

I had a very similar conundrum. I have arthritis in my neck and the medical advice is to use only one small pillow. I don't really like it but it really works. If I stay in a hotel even one night with a thick pillow gives me neck pain.
Now I have a lung condition and the consultant told me to sleep propped up with extra pillows.....

My solution is two thick books under the headboard end of the bed. So my head is raised up but I still use my thin pillow.

EllanVannin Tue 11-Jun-19 16:52:46

I suppose it can't be as bad as a boil on your bum where the GP tells you to keep an eye on it.

Doodle Tue 11-Jun-19 19:37:41

I had osteoporosis. G.P. told me to eat milk, cheese butter etc. 6 months later.. cholesterol too high..cut out the cheese butter etc 😡

luluaugust Tue 11-Jun-19 19:42:24

Doodle exactly the same problem for me. I decided to deal with the Osteoporosis now, cholesterol can wait the bones won't.