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    (Original post by FrenchUnicorn)
    Rain is cool tho ^.^ but good answer :yep:

    When was the last time you did something for the 1st time ?
    today was the first time I didnt feel like flirting with you on TSR
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    in seriousness, yesterday was the first time I worked in a busy pharmacy on a saturday and there were other members of staff
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    btw gys, Im heading to sleep now (usually in bed a bit earlier than this on sundays / most weekdays). see you guys around
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    (Original post by quasa)
    not only our avatar ,also because you have posted in some anime threads I have posted / the jap/anime music thread I started lol.

    I have to ask regarding ecchi: is fate stay night anime ecchi? i avoided reading the visual novel and manga because I read on wiki thatthey are hentai and was apprehensive about watching fate/zero because of what I read about fate/stay/night. however after watching fate zero (enjoyed the second half) and watching both fsn animes -1 of which is on netflix (I am still avoiding the novels and manga even though the main characters are over 18), the anime definately isnt hentai and isnt anywhere near as pervy as most mainstream anime.

    apart from fsn and titan, our anime viewing patterns are different
    oh i see
    not sure i haven't watched it but the wiki for the anime tell me it's an eroge o.o
    oh buddy i wated a ton of random echhi anime which i can't even name xD i forgot most of them...

    monster musume is another ecchi one xD
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    (Original post by quasa)
    im not telling her to stop the pill :| smoking would need to be reduced generally speaking. but yeah, she does need to find solutions to it (if it requires prodding then she might need some convincing)

    netflix, crunchyroll and anime HD stream windows 10 / windows phone apps
    She was on the microgynon before and her doctor never told her she shouldn't be smoking on it and she was on it for 3 years.
    I was on the pill and felt horrendous so I'm off them and felt better.
    Thanks I'll check them out I'm in the mood to watch anime again lol.
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    What is the best moustriser for eczema sufferers?
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    (Original post by thefatone)
    oh i see
    not sure i haven't watched it but the wiki for the anime tell me it's an eroge o.o
    oh buddy i wated a ton of random echhi anime which i can't even name xD i forgot most of them...

    monster musume is another ecchi one xD
    thats why I avoided it (based on wiki) but the anime itself doesnt have any nudity and or sex (or groping / much lewd behaviour) so thats why the question was asked. based on what ive read on forums / asked people who watch anime, the visual novel (read interactive videogame) is erogre. the manga I have no idea about but the wiki page suggest it combines all 3 pathways but ends the way it ends in fate pathway (if it isnt erogre /ecchi /hentai , hope it gets animated)

    I dont watch ecchi lol (closest I came to watching was when I saw shudders cross ange because it was made by the guy who made gundam seed and the mech designs looked like a cross of gundams and escaflowne. sadly the anime was some perveted piece of crap (according to people I know who have seen the whole series, get rid of the nudity / perviness and it is a decent premise but the fanservice ruins it)
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    (Original post by quasa)
    today was the first time I didnt feel like flirting with you on TSR
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    in seriousness, yesterday was the first time I worked in a busy pharmacy on a saturday and there were other members of staff
    I don't remember you flirting with me tho

    Fair enough :yep:
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    (Original post by quasa)
    Hi there (the god of god is a bit weird username btw, would love to know where you got it from)

    I spent a month as a pre-reg in hospital (predom community) and interned at the npa as well.

    the funding cut is due to come into effect from october at earliest and is bad news for most pharmacists who are locum / work for indies.

    Im too inexperienced to be a PIP lol (only passed pre-reg in november (failed calcs by 1 mark in june so resat it - moral of story, spend more than 1 hour the day before exam revising calcs! )) but is something I wouldnt mind doing tbh.

    weirdly enough I have had more success getting interviews for hospitals than community lol. tips wise, extracurricular stuff is vital (you dont need to be part of any pharm socs but you need to show you do extra stuff). depending on the hospital, 2:1 is sufficient for top teaching trusts (royal free, guys and sts, cambridge, leeds, birmingham) and smaller trusts will go as low as a 2:2. getting the interview is the easy bit. the hard is passing (I failed 6 pre-reg interviews in hospital due to unfortunate circumstances (and in the case of guys and st's, jetlag and the fact they called me for interview in may :|) . depending on the hospital, some will ask clinical, other competency based questions. for all kings affiliated hospitals, they will ask competency based, whereas cambridge hospitals tend to be more clinical.
    Lol, I came up with it during a super rebellious phase (7-8 years ago now) when I realised that I wasn't religious at all. I'm still an atheist, mind, just not as rebellious, I'd like to think

    Are you Gujarati by any chance (read in one of your other posts that you were of Indian descent)?

    Ah fair enough, what sort of stuff did you do in hospital? And the NPA internship sounds really interesting - how did you come across that and what did you do/learn whilst there?

    Yup, I've got a 4-week summer placement lined up at a small DGH in East Sussex this coming July, and I've applied to the Royal Free for one too, funnily enough (I'm originally from North London, but study at Brighton)

    So what sort of services are you qualified for, e.g. flu vaccinations / MURs / NMS etc.

    Also, does locumming in community really pay much more than as a permanent pharmacist?

    Cheers!!
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    (Original post by quasa)
    thats why I avoided it (based on wiki) but the anime itself doesnt have any nudity and or sex (or groping / much lewd behaviour) so thats why the question was asked.

    I dont watch ecchi lol (closest I came to watching was when I saw shudders cross ange because it was made by the guy who made gundam seed and the mech designs looked like a cross of gundams and escaflowne. sadly the anime was some perveted piece of crap (according to people I know who have seen the whole series, get rid of the nudity / perviness and it is a decent premise but the fanservice ruins it)
    yahoo answer told me this too that the wiki says eroge but not ecchi according to some user...
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    (Original post by thegodofgod)
    Lol, I came up with it during a super rebellious phase (7-8 years ago now) when I realised that I wasn't religious at all. I'm still an atheist, mind, just not as rebellious, I'd like to think

    Are you Gujarati by any chance (read in one of your other posts that you were of Indian descent)?

    Ah fair enough, what sort of stuff did you do in hospital? And the NPA internship sounds really interesting - how did you come across that and what did you do/learn whilst there?

    Yup, I've got a 4-week summer placement lined up at a small DGH in East Sussex this coming July, and I've applied to the Royal Free for one too, funnily enough (I'm originally from North London, but study at Brighton)

    So what sort of services are you qualified for, e.g. flu vaccinations / MURs / NMS etc.

    Also, does locumming in community really pay much more than as a permanent pharmacist?

    Cheers!!
    1) sounds interesting
    2)marathi (im an indian minority on TSR; eternal flame is the only other marathi I have come across on TSR :| )

    3)hospital stuff was intersting as I got to spend time on wards and surprisingly a lot of changes which I thought needed to be made, the PIPs and consultants agreed with (nice change to community lol). NPA got to spend 6 weeks in summer across various departments but was mainly in professional development (read education and training) and pharmacy support (their medicines information department which also provides PGDs for people). it was a good experience and I came across it by chance to tell the truth. I was looking for work experience and I suddenly came across it on the web.

    4) in terms of services: murs, nms, flu/meningitis/hepatitis vaccinations, smoking cessation I am doing accreditation and I need to do stuff on chlamydia screening and other stuff. I do however refuse to do emergency contraception and will signpost someone to another pharmacy.

    5)if you work the same hours, then locumming is more lucrative (especially in hospital as locum hospital pharmacists earn the same as locum GPs). but with locum work you need consistent work (tbh, its hard to get permanent work in community as they want people with 2-3 years experience). personally go for hospital pre-reg and try sticking with hospital (pay is less for band 6 and 7 full time than community but it is more rewarding )
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    (Original post by thefatone)
    yahoo answer told me this too that the wiki says eroge but not ecchi according to some user...
    fair enough. if thats the standard, then gundam seed and 00s2 are bonafide ecchis lol (macross frontier is def ecchi imo)
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    (Original post by quasa)
    fair enough. if thats the standard, then gundam seed and 00s2 are bonafide ecchis lol (macross frontier is def ecchi imo)
    o.o

    highschool dxd ftw
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    (Original post by quasa)
    1) sounds interesting
    2)marathi (im an indian minority on TSR; eternal flame is the only other marathi I have come across on TSR :| )

    3)hospital stuff was intersting as I got to spend time on wards and surprisingly a lot of changes which I thought needed to be made, the PIPs and consultants agreed with (nice change to community lol). NPA got to spend 6 weeks in summer across various departments but was mainly in professional development (read education and training) and pharmacy support (their medicines information department which also provides PGDs for people). it was a good experience and I came across it by chance to tell the truth. I was looking for work experience and I suddenly came across it on the web.

    4) in terms of services: murs, nms, flu/meningitis/hepatitis vaccinations, smoking cessation I am doing accreditation and I need to do stuff on chlamydia screening and other stuff. I do however refuse to do emergency contraception and will signpost someone to another pharmacy.

    5)if you work the same hours, then locumming is more lucrative (especially in hospital as locum hospital pharmacists earn the same as locum GPs). but with locum work you need consistent work (tbh, its hard to get permanent work in community as they want people with 2-3 years experience). personally go for hospital pre-reg and try sticking with hospital (pay is less for band 6 and 7 full time than community but it is more rewarding )
    great advice.



    (Original post by quasa)
    today was the first time I didnt feel like flirting with you on TSR
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    in seriousness, yesterday was the first time I worked in a busy pharmacy on a saturday and there were other members of staff
    lel

    youre usually on your own?!:O
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    My penis is about 9 inches and regular condoms dont fit me
    any advice ?
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    Hey
    How difficult is it to get into a hospital pharmacist after the degree?

    How hard was it to do your pre reg?

    What was your fav part of the pharmacy course in general
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    How much do you (almost) make?
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    Erm I have a friend who was wondering how to make Crystal meth which is a similar to the type in Breaking bad
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    (Original post by Anonbabes)
    What is the best moustriser for eczema sufferers?
    that is a surprisingly not so clear-cut answer believe it or not. prettymuch all moisturisers work via the same way (trap in moisture) and have similar efficacies (ie similar rates of success). what sets a lot of them apart however is the composition, which in turn leads to interpatient variability (ie dif users will have dif experiences and if a pharmacist says go for 1 particular brand, chances are 1 of 2 things: they have tried it and it works for them; or the pharmacy has a deal with a supplier and wants to flog some.

    this sadly means trial and error im afraid but here is a list of commonly used moisturisers: aqueous cream (avoid if you suffer contact dermatitis to aspriin,m deep heat, voltarol, ibuprofen as it has salicylic acid), aveeno (literally porridge in moisturising form but it is surprisingly effective against chickenpox in children), cetraben, dermol cream (lotion is a liquid which can be added to bath), diprobase, doublebase, e45, epaderm, zerocream, zeroderm (list goes on but those are common ones off the top of my head).

    with moisturisers, it is essential that you apply them to wet skin to attain maximum benefit as (like I previously mentioned), the work by trapping water. Ideally apply it to wet skin up to 4 times a day (yes 4 times a day is ideal amount but due to factors like having work clothes / timing, it can't be done by a lot of people). with moisturisers, also be aware of certain aspects, namely it can leave your clothes greasy (particularly if ointments used) and can increase risk of zits / acne as it traps sweat as well (you can also feel warmer due to sweat being trapped. but overall moisturisers are a great way of treating eczema and shouldnt be overlooked.

    only try topical corticosteroids for eczema whan multiple types of moisturisers dont work (even then, go for a weak one). try a few different moisturisers ideally before trying topical corticosteroids (hydrocortisone 1% is the only one over the counter).

    topical means that it can be applied to skin or to body surface (eg inside mouth) and only acts on that particular area. systemic means it enters you body and acts on it as a whole in layman speak.
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    (Original post by trustmeimlying1)
    great advice.



    lel

    youre usually on your own?!:O
    varies but the last few saturdays have been literally abandoned by staff in the dispensary so I have been the only person working in dispensary, answering queries, dealing with patients, dispensing, reviewing procedures, etc. 2 days ago was a relief as it meant that the dispensing staff could do all stuff which needed to be ready for patients to collect and I was able to check them off and deal with walk-in patients and do medication reviews.
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    (Original post by quasa)
    this is a normal AMA (ie random questions / random talk etc) but am aware that people have a few health issues they may want to enquire about privately. feel free to ask away.

    the following things however will be reported: racism, insulting peoples beliefs / private life (relationships, appearance etc) and insults in general (unless it is insulting trolls, then by all means troll the trolls).

    also I will not mention what school of pharmacy I went to as it may inadvertantly reveal my secret ID but am willing to talk about other stuff.
    Why do they call the degree pharmacy and not pharmacology?
 
 
 
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