Do Medication Side Effects Vary When There Is A Gap In Between Taking Them?

Do medication side effects change after a gap in taking them?

So that could well be the longest title I have ever written but I couldn’t think of another way to write it if I’m completely honest. In all seriousness though has anyone else noticed that when they stop taking medication for a period of time and start taking them again that the side effects they experience change?

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Does Being Sick as a Child Affect you as an Adult

Has being sick as a child affected you as an adult

I was having a conversation with Rachel the other day about being chronically ill from a young age and how it affects you as an adult. Most people may not realise that it can severely affect your personality and how you act around others but it really does. As well as my own experiences I have asked 3 other bloggers from different backgrounds what it has been like for them growing up chronically sick and how it has affected them as an adult.  Read more

Periods after Sterilisation

Periods after sterilisation

Nobody really talks about periods after being sterilised and I thought I can’t be alone in the fact it has changed so dramatically. Recently my period was over a week late, my breasts were incredibly sore, I had no appetite and to most women this would be a sign that they are pregnant. Even though after Button was born I got sterilised;it didn’t stop the irrational part of my brain thinking “oh my god what if the sterilisation didn’t work?”.

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Tilt Table Test

Tilt Table Test

You may have seen last week on my social media stories (yes sometimes I remember to post on them!) that I was going in for a procedure that I hadn’t had before and was incredibly anxious about and that test was the Tilt Table Test. My rhuematologist requested it for me as I had been having some particularly bad dizzy spells which the GP decided it was pre-fainting. The B12 injections have helped somewhat but still not 100% better. I spent the hour before the test in full anxiety attack mode it really wasn’t fun. Read more

Nuclear Medicine – Bone Scan

On Monday I had to go to nuclear medicine for an isotope bone scan which I was referred to from my rheumatologist to get some further information on how my joints are doing with regards to my hypermobility. We had done knee and hip x-rays which didn’t show any damage which is a good thing as he told me once something shows on an x-ray with regards to your bones at least it is either irreparable or it will take a long time to heal. So the next step was to scan my skeleton; part of me felt apprehensive as I wasn’t really sure what to expect so here is a short post on what goes down and hopefully will alleviate anyone else’s anxiety. Nuclear medicine is a department that uses low levels of radiation to scan your bones, heart, kidneys, lungs (I have had my lungs done before) brain and thyroid gland.  Read more

It Can’t Always Be Scar Tissue

It can't always be scar tissue

How often do you hear from doctors or the like that the pain you are experiencing is probably adhesion’s/scar tissue? There is a high chance that a lot of pain we experience is from scar tissue but I have grown accustomed to that pain and definitely can tell when something else is afoot for instance when I get pain high up and my output slows down when there has been no change to my diet! This happened last week which you may have seen on my social media I went to hospital for; well this post is all about that admission. Read more

What’s the Crack with B12?

What's the crack with B12

So we all know we are supposed to have a varied amount of vitamins to keep ourselves healthy and allow our bodies to run optimally – or as best as those of us with chronic illnesses can! But I don’t know a single person including myself that really knows the correct intake and where we get a balanced amount from rather than popping more pills as many of us (thankfully no longer me) shake rattle and roll as we take that many. Since my stoma was formed over 2 years ago I have heard and seen a lot about the importance of vitamin B12 so I thought I would look into it. Read more

Is Physical and Mental Health Linked?

Is physical and mental health linked?

I have, as you may know been sick the majority of my life which started at the “formative” years. I was thinking the other day about just how much this has affected my mood or how I react to different situations. Is my health and well being affected by what goes on chemically in my brain and inside my organs and vice versa. Read on to find out why I feel this could be linked in some way.  Read more