Accidental VS Planned Overdose – Are You Treat Differently?

Accidental VS Planned Overdose are you treat differently

Some of you may have noticed I have been quiet on the blog recently and that is because I have been fighting with incredibly low mental health for awhile now and that contributed to making what will be the biggest mistake of my life and nearly tore my whole world apart. In reality I have no one else to blame but myself.

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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