A migraine is not just a bad headache

I have suffered from migraines since my late teens. Mine are hormonal and they were first triggered when I started taking the combined contraceptive pill. Oestrogen is my arch enemy. At their worst, I suffer debilitating migraines for two weeks out of my four week menstrual cycle. A migraine can feel like a living hell, Read the full article…

Thousands of disabled women are being denied access to life-saving smear tests

We all know the importance of having regular smear tests. As women, we have it drummed into us how vital they are, and a recent campaign was launched following a severe decline in the number of women having this potentially life-saving test. It appears a lot of women are avoiding smear tests out of embarrassment. Read the full article…

The Personal Hygiene Challenges I Face Living with ME/CFS

One of the reasons I started my blog was to try to raise awareness about invisible illnesses. My aim is to show the day-to-day realities of living with a chronic illness like ME/CFS, and the obstacles we face. Even the simplest of tasks are exhausting and can take a lot of planning. We have to Read the full article…