Call for NICE to play nice with chronic pain sufferers!

For full transparency here is the article NICE published in relation to using alternative methods to treat chronic primary pain that has no known cause. NICE recommends For the most part this starts well, offering people a range of alternative treatments in place of a prescription doesn’t sound so bad does it? The issues hereContinue reading “Call for NICE to play nice with chronic pain sufferers!”

A lot of noise

I make a lot of noise. I do. I talk (or rather write) honestly about my struggles in the hope it helps someone. Not just someone going through the same but maybe also someone trying to better understand a loved one. A lot of the time my honesty is met with kindness and I amContinue reading “A lot of noise”

Unhappy New Year

So I think it’s safe to assume New Years Eve is cancelled this year, at least cancelled as we know it. Unpopular opinion maybe, but I’m so glad. I don’t get excited about getting dolled up after a week of eating more cheese than all of the mice in the country combined. The thought ofContinue reading “Unhappy New Year”

Here we go again, sertraline.

When I recorded last months #PMDD diary I mentioned I’d started taking antidepressants again, but only during the luteal phase of my cycle. Unfortunately my symptoms have not improved greatly in the months since I decided I didn’t want to be here anymore (again). When I say not improved, what I mean is not enoughContinue reading “Here we go again, sertraline.”

I SWEAR IN FRONT OF MY KID, AND I MAKE NO APOLOGIES FOR IT….

Ok so if you followed my stories on Instagram over the weekend you’ll know this sparked great debate or rather, C-gate as I’ve now coined it. I said the word cunt on my stories, then quickly followed it up with the fact that Ciara was in bed with me at the time. She was, butContinue reading “I SWEAR IN FRONT OF MY KID, AND I MAKE NO APOLOGIES FOR IT….”

We are still telling Mums how to feel?

I feel like I needed to share this. Not just to moan about feminism and stereotypes (though there is some of that) but because it irks me that the message isn’t yet clear. For some unknown reason we still feel it’s our right to tell other mums how to parent. How to feel. We areContinue reading “We are still telling Mums how to feel?”

Acute Anxiety.

I can’t tell you why I’ve been feeling anxious lately, not really. I could guess a few contributing factors but I don’t know why it feels so bad, or why when I’m led in bed at night things I did 15 years ago pop into my head and I can’t get them out. Or theContinue reading “Acute Anxiety.”

Tired and Needy – the follow up to Love For Lockdown.

I wrote a post a little over a week ago about my love for lockdown. I still love lots about it, like the family bubble and not having to worry about the outside world. In fact I still love it—full stop! Buuuuuut, I’m also losing my shit a bit. I’m still worrying about stuff thatContinue reading “Tired and Needy – the follow up to Love For Lockdown.”

A Decade Of Lessons

The last 10 years Well, it’s been a testing decade that’s for sure, but it’s also been the most amazing pilgrimage of self discovery I’ve ever been on. I feel like the last decade is where I really became an adult and anything before was part of my youth. In 2010 I was glassed inContinue reading “A Decade Of Lessons”

Just another chronic illness blog

When I got diagnosed with a chronic illness I didn’t get the same quota that you get when you’re told you have pneumonia or you break your leg. I didn’t get ‘get well soon’ cards or flowers – which I guess is a good thing as get well soon doesn’t really exist in the chronicallyContinue reading “Just another chronic illness blog”