Bipolar, Mental Health & Thyroid – Is there a link?

For a while now, I have been thinking that there is something not quite right with me. I have previously passed this off as my thyroid levels being a little bit out of whack and causing me problems.Lately however, I have been feeling not quite myself, even more so than normal.My head has been allRead more

Can you work with a chronic illness?

Can you work and be chronically ill? As a Trainee Dental Nurse (now fully qualified) 2 years ago I was working and training, working 50 + hours a week 6 days a week. After 18 months it took its toll on me. I was constantly tired and getting run down, and I was finding thatRead more

Does Meditation Work for Chronic Illness

Does Meditation work for Anxiety? As someone who suffers anxiety and gets stressed easily, I started looking into alternatives to just prescribed medications.  My Mum is a Buddhist and this has helped her, so I started to look into meditation and mindfulness techniques. We have a poster in my living room and the saying onRead more

Coping with Anxiety – A Guest Post from Melisa

What is anxiety? If you have troubles sleeping, eating, if you are being in a state of constant worries seeing no way out – this is an anxiety you feel. Problems at work, in personal life or with relatives/friends can be the reasons why. There is a way out and not even one. Let usRead more

5 Top Ways to Help Relieve TMJ Pain

How can you prevent TMJ pain when you have a chronic illness? Here are my top 5 methods of helping TMJ issues.  (Please note that none of this is intended as professional medical advice. If you decide to do any of these things mentioned, please consult a Dentist before hand). A biteguard This is theRead more

Losing Friends and Alienating People

How do you maintain friendships when you’re too sick to go out?    I’ve never really had too many friends, even when I was at school.   I had two very close friends that I grew up with. By the time I was in my late teens and we had discovered boyfriends we slowly grewRead more