‘Missing behind closed curtains for 12 years’ – Woman describes living with ME

The following article appeared in the Eastern Daily Press (EDP) on the 6th May 2018. Written by Geraldine Scott. Living from one darkened room, relying on carers for the most basic of needs. That is the reality of every day life for one Norwich woman who suffers with a condition which is described by some Read the full article…

Inside the isolation caused by ME/CFS hypersensitivity

I find hypersensitivity one of the hardest ME/CFS symptoms to cope with as it can be so isolating. Hypersensitivity comes in many forms: hypersensitivity to light, touch, noise, smells, vibrations, foods, medication, chemicals, heat, cold and irritants like pollen and dust. All of these things can cause pain, nausea, fatigue, headaches and migraines. The slightest Read the full article…

Newspaper article highlighting inequalities of care for ME patients

I’m in the local paper this week (EDP), this time highlighting the lack of services for ME patients and inequalities of care. I’m sure you are all aware how angry I am about Norfolk CCGs decision to reject an offer from internationally respected ME specialist, Dr Luis Nacul, to provide a biomedical consultant led care Read the full article…

Could medical cannabis be a treatment option for chronic pain patients living in the UK?

I have suffered with chronic pain all my adult life. I am a fibromyalgia patient who has exhausted all conventional routes for treating my condition. I have been prescribed a multitude of different pain medications over the years, and they have all either been ineffective for my pain, or the side effects have been too Read the full article…

11 Strategies to Combat Negative thoughts and Emotions

This is a post I wrote especially for ProHealth’s Inspirational Corner and it first appeared there on the 3rd July 2018. “Self compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others” We often talk about the physical symptoms we have to deal with when living with a chronic illness, Read the full article…