Pain Relief

I’m sure that all of you are no stranger to pain relief. In fact, you’re probably more versed in it than your average first year med student! Through my instagram account and attending support groups, I have learnt about many different forms of medication, alongside those my doctor has informed me of. CBD  – this […]

Endo Myths: Causes

A quick internet search will show you that doctors aren’t exactly sure what causes endometriosis, but throughout history there have been a number of theories. I’d like to start by saying that some of the theories I’ll be discussing are historical myths, and others are from the current school of thought. The first myth I’ll […]

All About Livia

With a tagline of ‘the off switch for menstrual pain’ it’s not surprising that many of us with endometriosis had our interests peaked. I reached out to the people behind Livia to find out more information about this seemingly miraculous device, and to gauge whether it was too good to be true. My questions to […]

The Role of Online Support

In an age where the majority of people are willing to share their entire life story online, without a second thought about content (is it appropriate?) and audience (are they actually interested?) there is still one area of people’s lives that most seem unwilling to share freely – health. This is understandable. Medical details can […]

Chronic Illness and Mental Health

The majority of my posts have been focused around physical health, but as today is World Mental Health day I want to focus more on mental health. It is just as, if not more, important as your physical health but many of us seem to neglect it. In the UK, currently 1 in 4 people […]

My First Laparoscopy

Tuesday 7th August 2018 was the day that a seven year old question was finally answered – is it all in my head? My day started at 5:45am when the alarm went off, and I had to start getting ready to head to the hospital. I left the flat and started the hour long bus […]

A letter to every medical professional who dismissed me

To all the doctors and nurses who disregarded me, Over the past seven years, 19 of you completely dismissed me, my pain and my concerns. I was told that my pain didn’t exist, or that it was normal to have period pain, or that I couldn’t possibly have endometriosis and I shouldn’t diagnose myself through […]