BNC Text G5P

Medical consultation. Sample containing about 1155 words speech recorded in public context

2 speakers recorded by respondent number C226

PS2BN Ag3 m (No name, age 35, general practitioner) unspecified
PS2BP X f (No name, age unknown) unspecified

1 recordings

  1. Tape 098904 recorded on 1993-07. LocationNottinghamshire: Farnsfield ( G P's surgery ) Activity: Doctor/patient interview Consultation

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(PS2BN) [1] Right, what can I do for you this morning?
(PS2BP) [2] Well erm I I'm still [laugh] I'm still having them panic attacks I've still made a diary of it .
(PS2BN) [3] A merry Christmas, aha.
[4] Let me have a look.
(PS2BP) [5] And er I've I've
(PS2BN) [6] Oh yeah.
(PS2BP) [7] used last one today er Then w where it says M on it means only a mild attack.
[8] The [...]
(PS2BN) [9] Yo yo
(PS2BP) [10] said that, a Mr .
[11] Erm
(PS2BN) [12] [...] very very few.
(PS2BP) [13] Yeah.
[14] Erm erm I'm coping alright, Doctor ,
(PS2BN) [15] Mm.
(PS2BP) [16] you understand what I mean, I don't just lay in bed I just get
(PS2BN) [17] Yeah.
(PS2BP) [18] on with me work same.
[19] I suppose that's a good thing in one way.
[20] But
(PS2BN) [21] You have about one a every week that One to two weeks aren't you?
(PS2BP) [22] Yeah, well as I say, sometimes I go along while in between but I I think it's more or less when when I've been aggravated a bit, you know what I mean?
[23] And then the the last few times it's me son's been aggravating me to go into his caravan, you know what I mean ?
(PS2BN) [24] Oh.
(PS2BP) [25] And I don't want to go.
[26] I'm not one for holidays ,
(PS2BN) [27] No , no.
(PS2BP) [28] I like being in i it's it's s It's your nature, if if
(PS2BN) [29] That's right.
(PS2BP) [30] your if your nature's for gadding about,
(PS2BN) [31] I think that's [...]
(PS2BP) [32] okey-dokey , but if it isn't I mean I like me home.
[33] I'm a home bird.
(PS2BN) [34] That's right.
[35] That's
(PS2BP) [36] Er
(PS2BN) [37] right, I must admit, I'm inclined the same way.
(PS2BP) [38] Yeah, yeah.
(PS2BN) [laugh]
(PS2BP) [laugh]
(PS2BN) [39] Now then
(PS2BP) [40] Me h me husband's gone, he he's gone with elde [...] with eldest grandson he has.
(PS2BN) [41] Are you happy on your own?
(PS2BP) [42] I yeah.
(PS2BN) [43] Yeah.
(PS2BP) [44] A a as I say er i it takes a bit of getting used to when you're just making a meal for yourself, you know what I mean you're you're that used to carry 'em about and picking after 'em and
(PS2BN) [45] Holiday
(PS2BP) [laugh]
(PS2BN) [46] a holiday at home.
(PS2BP) [47] I'm holiday at home, yeah.
[48] I've lit this I've got me dog so I'll be alright.
[49] She
(PS2BN) [50] Now then.
(PS2BP) [51] she won't let anybody touch me.
(PS2BN) [52] What do you want to do about these?
[53] Because
(PS2BP) [54] Well well what you s
(PS2BN) [55] Do you find they work?
(PS2BP) [56] Well do you think they're alright, I mean er
(PS2BN) [57] Are they h are they helping you, when you take them?
(PS2BP) [58] Well the er they they're helping me,
(PS2BN) [59] Yeah.
(PS2BP) [60] But they're apt to make me feel a bit I suppose that's what they're for, a bit docile like, you know what I mean?
(PS2BN) [61] Yeah, well what we c
(PS2BP) [62] But er
(PS2BN) [63] Yeah.
(PS2BP) [64] I I you know I cope with them alright, I I I [...] as you can see Doctor how many prescribed.
(PS2BN) [...]
(PS2BP) [65] I mean it was October when I come and see you last time.
(PS2BN) [66] November actually.
(PS2BP) [67] Oh well that's
(PS2BN) [...]
(PS2BP) [68] when I had prescription, and er
(PS2BN) [69] I think I think we've got er three choices.
(PS2BP) [70] As I say er I only take them when I've got to take 'em, you understand what I mean, but I shall sit there and
(PS2BN) [71] Yeah.
(PS2BP) [72] Something'll just come into me
(PS2BN) [73] Yeah.
(PS2BP) [74] mind, you know what I mean, and I get
(PS2BN) [75] Yeah.
(PS2BP) [76] a bit panicky wondering if
(PS2BN) [77] Yeah.
(PS2BP) [78] I can think it out.
(PS2BN) [79] Yeah.
(PS2BP) [80] I know it's daft.
[81] Might think about a commercial what's happened years ago.
(PS2BN) [82] Yeah.
(PS2BP) [83] It just seems as though it flashes in my mind, I don't know it I think I've always had a had a overactive mind, actually, you know I've always worked
(PS2BN) [84] Well
(PS2BP) [85] and
(PS2BN) [86] We could put you on something on a regular basis to help to damp them down.
(PS2BP) [87] Mm.
(PS2BN) [88] But you weren't very keen on that la
(PS2BP) [89] No as as I say Doctor, I don't Same as I was on the valium, you know
(PS2BN) [90] Yeah.
(PS2BP) [91] what I mean, I I I don't know whether that's a throwback Doctor from er being on them, I don't know.
[92] I think they call them flash backs don't they or something .
(PS2BN) [93] Yes, that's right.
(PS2BP) [94] But as I say I cope alright with them and as I say Doctor, I always seem as though I wake up with one, do you
(PS2BN) [95] Yeah.
(PS2BP) [96] understand what I mean, so
(PS2BN) [97] Well
(PS2BP) [98] it must be in my dreams or
(PS2BN) [99] Or what we could do, if you say these this dose makes you a bit drowsy, we could give you the same stuff but in a lower dose.
(PS2BP) [100] Mm.
(PS2BN) [101] And see if that will help without actually making you
(PS2BP) [102] You feel too dopey .
(PS2BN) [103] feel flaccid, as you say.
(PS2BP) [laugh]
(PS2BN) [104] Is that okay, shall we try a lower dose?
(PS2BP) [105] Yes please.
(PS2BN) [106] Now if you find the lower dose isn't working then we can always go back to
(PS2BP) [107] Well
(PS2BN) [108] this dose.
(PS2BP) [109] describe them again Doctor, I I cope with them, I only just take 'em when I've got to do .
(PS2BN) [110] What this dose again? [...]
(PS2BP) [111] Yes please.
(PS2BN) [112] Y you don't want to try the
(PS2BP) [113] No I don't want As
(PS2BN) [...]
(PS2BP) [114] I say I don't take them for sake I mean as you see how many you prescribed for me, can't you?
(PS2BN) [115] Okay.
(PS2BP) [116] But er
(PS2BN) [117] Well I shall give you thirty.
(PS2BP) [118] Yeah.
(PS2BN) [119] Er and that'll last you about a year.
(PS2BP) [120] Yeah.
(PS2BN) [121] And that's fine.
[122] And this is really the ideal way to use this drug .
(PS2BP) [123] Mm.
(PS2BN) [124] It's a very good drug when used properly, and that's exactly what you're doing.
[125] [...] And
(PS2BP) [126] Yeah, yeah, yeah.
(PS2BN) [127] And half the time [...]
(PS2BP) [128] As I say I don't want anything on a on a regr regular
(PS2BN) [129] Yeah, yeah.
(PS2BP) [130] basis Doctor .
(PS2BN) [...]
(PS2BP) [131] Not same as the valium was.
(PS2BN) [132] Yeah.
(PS2BP) [133] Because you get too independent of 'em, you know what
(PS2BN) [134] That's right.
(PS2BP) [135] I mean?
(PS2BN) [136] Yeah.
(PS2BP) [137] I'm independent Not independent
(PS2BN) [138] Yeah.
(PS2BP) [139] I getting me words [...] up .
(PS2BN) [140] Just when you need it.
[141] And we only give you thirty anyway.
(PS2BP) [142] Yeah.
(PS2BN) [...]
(PS2BN) [143] As I same I'm I'm You know, to be a bother like, but I thought well I'd be [...] best to come up and see you I could have just have asked for an another prescription .
(PS2BN) [144] Well no, I think it's sensible
(PS2BP) [145] Yeah.
(PS2BN) [146] to see you from time to time
(PS2BP) [147] Yeah.
(PS2BN) [148] just to see how you're getting along.
(PS2BP) [149] Yeah, yeah .
(PS2BN) [150] And make sure there's no other
(PS2BP) [151] But
(PS2BN) [152] problems that have [...]
(PS2BP) [153] me heart's alright isn't it?
[154] I mean you know [...] me heart [laugh]
(PS2BN) [155] As far as we know you're blood pressure and things have been fine .
(PS2BP) [156] Me me heart's going nine to
(PS2BN) [...]
(PS2BP) [157] dozen as me mam'd say, bless her, but er
(PS2BN) [laugh]
(PS2BP) [158] [laugh] You know what I mean.
(PS2BN) [159] [cough] That's right.
(PS2BP) [160] And I think er I think it's that what worries you sometimes, you know er er If it can stand the pace, but as I say.
(PS2BN) [...]
(PS2BP) [161] That that's it.
(PS2BN) [162] Okay.
(PS2BP) [163] Yeah.
(PS2BN) [164] All being well, we'll see you
(PS2BP) [165] Yeah.
(PS2BN) [166] next autumn or so, next summer
(PS2BP) [167] Yeah, well If if I want you, I
(PS2BN) [168] Yeah.
(PS2BP) [169] know I know where you are, Doctor .
(PS2BN) [170] You do you do.
(PS2BP) [171] Yeah.
[172] [laugh] Thank you Doctor.
(PS2BN) [173] That's okay, nice to see
(PS2BP) [174] Yeah.
(PS2BN) [175] you. [tape change]