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My Mirena Coil Experience
Menstruation, Contraception, and Gynaecology / Mental health / Physical health

My Mirena Coil Experience

“You should never make a decision the day before your period.” ~ Miranda J. Barrett I had a Mirena coil fitted in May last year. That’s the intrauterine device that releases a low, localised dose of progesterone as opposed to the one that doesn’t use any hormones. I’ve been meaning to tell you about it for … Continue reading

Neurotypical People Need Therapy
#StartAConversation / Mental health / Relationships

Neurotypical People Need Therapy

“Someone’s therapist knows all about you.” ~Dominic Riccitello Neurotypical should have therapy so that they are better able to navigate their inter-personal relationships more effectively – especially with us non-neurotypicals who’ve had to go through it already. This is something I’ve thought about a lot lately, and actually feel quite strongly frustrated about now. See I, rather … Continue reading

Simple Pleasures 7
Life

Simple Pleasures 7

“Our pleasures were simple – they included survival.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower Simple pleasures… >…butterflies >…children playing >…watching the sun rise >…when you finish unpacking >…new underwear >…looking through old photographs >…realising someone really likes you >…when a cat comes and sits on your knee >…finding out the collective noun for hedgehogs is a prickle … Continue reading

Simple Pleasures 6
Life

Simple Pleasures 6

“Life is really simple but we insist on making it complicated.” ~ Confucius Simple pleasures… >…spaghetti and meatballs >…spending your first night in a home of your own >…a great art exhibition >…your playlist from a great holiday >…pondering nice memories >…holding hands >…a gingerbread man >…when you’re learning to do something and it all … Continue reading

Simple Pleasures 5
Life

Simple Pleasures 5

“People who delight in simple pleasures and who manage to smile in spite of the difficulties they face have the clearest vision.” ~ Dodinsky Simple pleasures… >…watching a firework display >…the scent of your lover’s neck >…Sunday morning in bed with breakfast and the papers >…looking at a sunflower >…becoming engrossed in writing >…winning in … Continue reading

Duloxetine
#medications

Duloxetine

“There are risks to antidepressant treatment, but the risks of untreated depression are worse.” ~ John Bailey So, the second time I was sick enough to start taking medication the first one they put me on was duloxetine – brand name Cymbalta. This was after I’d taken an overdose and then begun self harming. The … Continue reading

Simple Pleasures 4
Life

Simple Pleasures 4

“I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex.” ~ Oscar Wilde Simple pleasures… >…when your favourite team wins >…bread sticks and hummous >…a blanket of snow when you don’t have to be anywhere >…watching the waves on the beach >…blowing bubbles >…eating what’s left of the cake mixture out of the … Continue reading