Self esteem. Everyone has it. Some people have a high self esteem and others, including myself have low self esteem. You may not even recognise a person with low self esteem because we try to hide it. But it wasn’t always this way… I have Tourette syndrome with accompanying ADHD and learning difficulties but I… Continue reading The self esteem problem
Having Ehlers-Danlos syndrome-HT I am used to having a lot of health problems around my stomach, so it was not too surprising when, last year after a stressful event, I lost my appetite. Initially I just put it down to stress, but after day 3 or 4 of being barely able to eat and snacking… Continue reading Living with gastritis
Today I had a meltdown. Today’s meltdown wasn’t as dramatic to witness as the meltdowns I have suffered in the past, but nevertheless it was hard for both me and my carer. She struggled to understand what it was like for me so I tried to explain. I said it’s a bit like a bottle… Continue reading Inside a meltdown
After many years of suffering from severe OCD, depression and anxiety, I decided to take the plunge and start taking medication. I was 17 years old. The SSRI (which shall remain anonymous) improved my mental health but caused me to develop severe indigestion and IBS symptoms. I was given an anti-spasmodic for the IBS and… Continue reading When your medication makes you ill
I never really thought about it, but recently it hit me hard. It all started with a debate on a Facebook page about something called ‘ableism’. I learnt the following things; I don’t understand the meaning of the term ableism and it is a sharp, red word that makes me dizzy and nauseous… Wait, what!?… Continue reading Sticks and stones may break my bones but words… really hurt me!
I always wanted a pet dog. Mum hates dogs because when she was 4 years old a van pulled up at the park and the driver let a load of Greyhounds out of the back which ran towards her and knocked her over. Needless to say, this became a phobia of dogs which I, as… Continue reading How my pet rabbit helped me
I was on Facebook earlier looking at a link to The Mighty. It was a story about rare illnesses/diseases and stupid things people have said to those of us with it. One of them was ‘is it contagious?’ Although the post was serious, it reminded me of a hilarious moment (one of very few I… Continue reading Is it contagious?