I blogged in June about reviewing my anxiety medication, specifically because during the first 4 weeks of coronavirus lockdown I had experienced a significant reduction in anxiety and an insight into how life could be. I currently take 600mg of Pregabalin, (300mg in the morning and 300mg in the evening) and 100mg of Sertraline in… Continue reading New Anxiety Medication Mirtazapine
Each year Martin Lewis and Money Savings Expert produce an incredibly helpful booklet especially for mental health sufferers with money advice and debt advice. They key message from Martin Lewis is that all debt problems are solvable and this Mental Health and Debt Guide can be a valuable guide to sorting out debt problems. Debt… Continue reading Mental Health Money Advice 2020
My therapist pointed out that caffeine was considered to exacerbate my anxiety problems.
It has been sometime since my last blog post. I still struggle with and have been working on my anxiety and depression. About 12 months ago I went to my GP as I had a significant family event approaching in six months time; namely my daughter’s wedding. During my consultation with the GP it was… Continue reading My Anxiety Update July 2019
As usual time has passed – back in July I went and visited my GP for the first time in a long time. Since then I have been back to see him a couple of times. After my first appointment, we agreed that I would try out an additional medication, so I started on Sertraline… Continue reading New Anxiety Medication Sertraline
I have a lot of time for Martin Lewis of Money Savings Expert, for his advice on consumer finance and his annual debt advice booklet for people suffering with mental health illness. He is also the face of the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute, based in London UK. I am proud to contribute to… Continue reading Mental Health and Money Research
I had been receiving DLA and then PIP for the past 5 years or so, because of my mental health and Ulcerative Colitis. Following a mid award review which started in August 2017 and a medical assessment by Capita in November 2017, my PIP award ended on the 11th December 2017. I have been reflecting on… Continue reading Reflection about losing PIP Award
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I have been receiving PIP for a few years and was asked in the Summer to confirm my current health situation by submitting a medical questionnaire form back to DWP. I think I may have blogged about my quandary and in the end I confirmed that my ability to dress and bathe had improved. I… Continue reading PIP Medical Assessment Outcome 2017
I attended a DWP Medical Assessment with Capita in Northampton following a review for being submitted in August. During the Assessment the assessor said that she was not there to advise but she thought I should go back and see my GP. Having talked about my illness with the assessor I have realised that my… Continue reading Reflection on my mental health