Let’s stop silencing health problems

‘I just can’t explain hay fever to someone who doesn’t have it. What it’s like to not have a runny nose for once.’ ‘Is it like after a long cold?’ ‘Yeah, like a cold which lasts forever, and you’re not allowed to complain about it. Like you’re not allowed to complain about period pain. It’s…

Amateur psychologists and why they’re dangerous

We’ve all done it. Lets be honest. We’ve all voiced opinions on things where we’re not an expert – or even, sometimes, where we’re not remotely knowledgeable. Hopefully, however, we all make it known that we’re not the leading authority on those subjects. Hopefully it’s all harmless and meant well . . . because sometimes,…

So apparently I have asperger syndrome

I know all my other mental heath posts have the sad brain picture, but I couldn’t bring myself to use it on this one. The truth is, I’m happier in myself since learning that I have asperger syndrome, so the sad brain didn’t seem appropriate. I am still awaiting formal diagnosis – the kind which…

How not to voice your political views

Time for another thing which winds me up: People getting catty over politics (so, yes, I’m going to get catty about how catty they’re being). There was recently a general election here in the UK. You may have noticed that most people in the UK went a bit intense and focused about it – and…

Hormonal Contraception, and how it screwed up my head*

*Okay, I’m going to put a big disclaimer here : I don’t know that anything listed herein is for certain. What lies beyond is speculation. Terrifying speculation. For almost all my adult life, I’ve been on hormonal contraception of one form or another – mostly the Progesterone-Only Pill (POP), also known as the mini-pill. And…