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Surviving January – the Most Depressing Month of the Year.

It is no wonder January is an emotional low month. The holiday season is well and truly over, all the parties,family gatherings, shopping, late nights, bright lights, all that unhealthy eating and drinking are now gone for at least another year. Spring seems so far away now, we have nothing to look forward too except […]

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“It’s all in the head”

Anxiety and Depression hurts, and while we most often pair mental illness with emotional pain like sadness, crying and feelings of hopelessness, research shows that mental illness can also manifest as physical pain. A really high percentage of people suffering with Anxiety/ Depression, will have suffered with irritable bowel syndrome ( IBS), inflammatory bowel disease […]

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Anxiety Disorder

“Anxiety is not always seen or heard but it is always felt”. You can’t see the beads of sweat going down the back of my neck. You can’t feel my heart thumping in my chest like a great big battering ram. You can’t feel the nausea churning in my stomach like a washing machine with […]

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Anxiety Disorder

“You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you”. While anxiety is a normal and healthy emotion, when a person has to deal with excessive levels of anxiety over an extended period of time, it may have then become a medical disorder. We all deal with anxiety from […]

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Depression & anxiety

“Theres comes a time when i no longer care if there’s a light at the end of the tunnel or not. I am just sick of the tunnel.” Depression is a real mental illness. Those who suffer with this horrible condtion simply cannot decide to suddenly stop feeling depressed. Unlike everyday sadness or worries, depression […]

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Carpal tunnel syndrome

” Never – just -at -the-wrist-syndrome”. Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a really progressively painful condtion that is felt in the arm, wrist and hand. Numbness and tingling sensations are usually felt in thumb and in the 3 first fingers in the hand. ( not in the little finger). This horrible condtion can overtime become […]

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Stress- anxiety – depression

” Of all our troubles, great and small , the greatest are the one’s that don’t happen at all “. Given the times we are living in, stress has become an endemic part of our lives. We all feel stressed from time to time. Stress is a normal psychological and physical response to the day […]

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, seek help sooner rather than later

People suffering with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome will always describe that awful feeling of tingling and numbness in the fingers, hand and wrist. That discomfort can make simple everyday tasks such as driving, using a keyboard, holding a pen, really difficult to do. That discomfort can be felt even when the fingers, wrist are not been […]

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Living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Life Beyond The Toilet.

  Living with IBD can be really hard, the severe stomach cramps, followed by diarrhea and then there’s the blood, oh so much blood. Those endless trips to the bathroom, day and night it never seems to end. I will never forget just how sick i felt and then there is that horrrible feeling of […]

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

” So why if i don’t look sick on the outside, do i feel as my insides are been ripped apart ? ” People who suffer with that dreadful hidden illness, IBS, will always talk of the excruciating abdominal pain and cramping, felt at the onset of the condition. If that wasn’t bad enough that […]

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