If you would like to further your education but the cost has put you off, this offer of free university courses, reported on BBC News Online, may interest you: Launch of FutureLearn, UK's biggest online university project.
Wednesday, 18 September 2013
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
If you are trying to get off amitriptyline, stay motivated by focusing on how much better you will feel without it.
If you are trying to get off amitriptyline, you are reducing it gradually, of course, because that is the safest way. But you will already be thinking more clearly, and your impaired memory will be improving. You're less thirsty, less constipated, steadier on your feet and less liable to faint, having fewer nightmares. Your breasts are becoming less swollen and less painful, your swollen face is returning to normal. You are feeling less bloated, your vision is less blurred.
There are so many side-effects of this dangerous drug, and they are so unpleasant and harmful - especially if you have been prescribed it in high dose - and the benefits from taking it are so few and, in my opinion, not worth the candle. You may find that the greatest blessing of all from getting off amitriptyline is that you will lose a lot of the weight gain that has been puzzling you. So you'll have more energy and feel ever so much better!
Wednesday, 11 September 2013
You can read about Invisible Illness Awareness Week here. And here's a web article listing the personal thoughts and experiences of someone who suffers from an invisible illness. Since we are all guilty at times of misunderstanding and making false assumptions, maybe reading these pages will help us not to add, unintentionally, to the difficulties of sufferers from invisible illness.
Thursday, 5 September 2013
I've had AF (Atrial Fibrillation) for years but I've never seen anybody about it before. Maybe you've read about GPs frequently assuming women are healthy when actually they have heart disease. (See also Unconscious bias: why women don’t get the same care men do.) - I'm hoping that some of this massive excess Blood Volume can be removed and thus relieve the pain of all the swollen veins (caused by taking inappropriately prescribed drugs in the past). - Fingers crossed I'll not be expected to take drugs for the condition. I'm very anti-pharmaceuticals because they have caused me such harm.