Emma Hartley is a freelance journalist from London. She wrote a story recently on the topic of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) shortages. The article examined the on-going HRT shortages and sought to find answers. This problem has had a significant impact on people suffering symptoms of the menopause. Emma has delved into all […]
I found out today after attempting to collect my prescription from my local pharmacy that I can no longer receive my treatment for endometriosis.
People who present with numerous symptoms with no apparent connection can be difficult to diagnose and therefore treat, especially within the typical GP appointment time.
Last Tuesday when I answered the phone to the words, “I’ve taken tablets,” my shoulders slumped and it occurred to me that I’d been holding them rigid since the last call a few months previously. I’ve become hyper-vigilant and on constant high alert, my mind mirroring my daughter’s mental health symptoms. No more […]
Westminster committee hears voices of Scots with experience of addiction during an inquiry into problem drug use. The current approach of criminalising people who use drugs is making the problem worse and needs to be drastically overhauled, an influential committee of MPs has been told by Scots with personal experience of addiction. Westminster’s […]
A few years ago our guest Mark Leaning had viral meningitis and encephalitis. This, unfortunately, resulted in him subsequently suffering from regular seizures. These seizures were treated unsuccessfully with prescription medication. He discovered medicinal cannabis and it changed his life by easing his symptoms. During this podcast, I explore what the current reality […]
I am in my 40’s, live in Belfast and am married with one child. At the end of 2014 I was ecstatic to find out I was pregnant. We had been trying for a while for a brother or sister for my daughter and I had already been through a devastating and painful […]
How long have you had diabetes? 43 years Does diabetes rule your life or do you control it? My diabetes used to run around my life, but at this stage of my life I like to say it co-exists with my me. Not happily all the time but it most certainly does […]
Aaron Foulds is a severe asthma sufferer. We were delighted to welcome him to share his thoughts on his life coping with asthma but also to hear how he feels asthma care can be improved in the UK and beyond. How long have you had asthma? I have had asthma all my life […]
Friday, 11.00am… I am standing at the reception counter of my local pharmacy, waiting for my monthly prescription that the pharmacy ordered a few days ago. Janine, the technician, gets the bag from the storage area and shouts to the regular pharmacist: “Hey! Tom! Do you want an MUR? Says here that she last had one eighteen months […]