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Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 18-09-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By Heidi Tiger
It's highly unlikely that they'll just take your...

It's highly unlikely that they'll just take your child away. You should talk to your GP or health visitor and you can be started on medication and given extra support. If your mental illness is...
Forum: General Support and Advice 22-08-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,306
Posted By Heidi Tiger
Have you considered distance learning? I think...

Have you considered distance learning?
I think you probably need to talk to a careers advisor, used to be Connexions, but I think they got broken up.
Also are you under adult mental health services?...
Forum: General Support and Advice 21-08-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,046
Posted By Heidi Tiger
On no meds at all? Because one of the most...

On no meds at all? Because one of the most commonly used herbal remedies for depression can cause contraceptives to stop working, something to watch out for. I'd be very careful with herbal remedies...
Forum: General Support and Advice 21-08-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,038
Posted By Heidi Tiger
Could you ask for the staff's help in...

Could you ask for the staff's help in socialising? Explain that everyone stays in their rooms and maybe suggest they organise a film night or something. I doubt it's only you that they are...
Forum: First Aid Advice 07-08-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 877
Posted By Heidi Tiger
I've had this as a side effect of medication that...

I've had this as a side effect of medication that was increased by anxiety. It's not pleasant. But I found that sips of liquid or sucking boiled sweets was the best solution. I did get some synthetic...
Forum: General Support and Advice 06-08-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 712
Posted By Heidi Tiger
Have a look at being able to transfer your...

Have a look at being able to transfer your academic credits. First year modules don't usually count towards degree classification. I started off doing a chemistry degree, then switched to...
Forum: General Support and Advice 02-08-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By Heidi Tiger
I'm not saying it's not unfair, but have you...

I'm not saying it's not unfair, but have you considered how much extra it would cost your partner if you moved in? Because unless you rented somewhere bigger, he's going to have the same rent and the...
Forum: General Support and Advice 30-07-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By Heidi Tiger
You want to be speaking to your local council....

You want to be speaking to your local council. They often have special hotlines for noise complaints and have noise enforcement officers who will come out if there is a problem. They can issue things...
Forum: First Aid Advice 30-07-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By Heidi Tiger
Are you taking preventative measures such as not...

Are you taking preventative measures such as not using scented soaps and toiletries down there and wearing cotton underwear? Some women also find that eating yoghurt helps their symptoms, natural...
Forum: Veterans Board 28-07-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,371
Posted By Heidi Tiger
I think it sounds like things are deteriorating...

I think it sounds like things are deteriorating to be honest. You need to be honest with your GP, because you are more likely to have issues with social services if they find out you've not been...
Forum: Veterans Board 28-07-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,371
Posted By Heidi Tiger
Firstly, the first trimester is meant to be one...

Firstly, the first trimester is meant to be one of the toughest emotionally, it may well be that when you hit 13 weeks things get easier.

Secondly, go talk to your GP and ask about perinatal mental...
Forum: Veterans Board 28-07-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,002
Posted By Heidi Tiger
Thank you :-) Honestly, really rough. I've got...

Thank you :-)
Honestly, really rough. I've got hyperemesis, so I'm vomiting over ten times a day and am constantly dehydrated and exhausted.
My mental health though, is better than it's been in a...
Forum: Veterans Board 27-07-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,002
Posted By Heidi Tiger
Not trying, but currently pregnant. One important...

Not trying, but currently pregnant.
One important thing is that you need to tell your doctors that you are trying. Quite a few psychiatric medication isn't safe for use whilst pregnant and can cause...
Forum: General Support and Advice 25-07-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 591
Posted By Heidi Tiger
You need to cooperate. I know this can be...

You need to cooperate. I know this can be frustrating, but if you can demonstrate compliance then they are going to be more willing to let you work. You also need to be able to demonstrate that you...
Forum: First Aid Advice 25-07-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 667
Posted By Heidi Tiger
http://www.medicinenet.com/image-collection/miliar...

http://www.medicinenet.com/image-collection/miliaria_crystallina_picture/picture.htm
Does it look like that?
If so, basically it's just caused by sweating and will go away if you eliminate the...
Forum: First Aid Advice 24-07-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By Heidi Tiger
You do get some feet swelling in pregnancy, but...

You do get some feet swelling in pregnancy, but not til later on, so it's unlikely to be that.
Hot weather can also cause some swelling, which is normal, but yours sounds extreme. Book a doctors...
Forum: General Support and Advice 22-07-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,389
Posted By Heidi Tiger
I'm sorry Emma. On the positive side though, it...

I'm sorry Emma. On the positive side though, it shows that you are capable of conceiving, which is evidence suggesting that you might be able to have kids one day. Miscarriages are awful though, even...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 21-07-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 12
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Views: 522
Posted By Heidi Tiger
http://www.cdc.gov/std/stats/sti-estimates-fact-sh...

http://www.cdc.gov/std/stats/sti-estimates-fact-sheet-feb-2013.pdf
You might find the facts on this page useful. The CDC states that most sexually active men and women will have HPV at some stage in...
Forum: First Aid Advice 19-07-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By Heidi Tiger
It's the best thing about midwives. It's great...

It's the best thing about midwives. It's great being able to pick up the phone and check something is ok. Really wish I could do the same with my GP!
Forum: First Aid Advice 19-07-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By Heidi Tiger
I know my area tests for GD at 28 weeks, so I'd...

I know my area tests for GD at 28 weeks, so I'd imagine that's about when it becomes apparent. Doctors may not be able to do the GD test, I have to go to the hospital for mine. But they can check...
Forum: General Support and Advice 16-07-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By Heidi Tiger
Well at least you know what kind of budget you...

Well at least you know what kind of budget you have for housing now. Have you started looking on property websites and through local papers for anything in your price range?
Forum: General Support and Advice 16-07-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By Heidi Tiger
If it's an enhanced CRB (well DBS) then arrests...

If it's an enhanced CRB (well DBS) then arrests are shown as well so it'll definitely be on there. Had you been convicted when you applied for the job? Because if so, it's not going to look good. But...
Forum: General Support and Advice 13-07-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By Heidi Tiger
Do you have a smart phone? Because I had a handy...

Do you have a smart phone? Because I had a handy app that I used to track mine that made it easier.
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 12-07-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By Heidi Tiger
Hi Emma, Did you see this story in...

Hi Emma,

Did you see this story in January?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25716446
It might not be applicable to your situation, but it shows just how far fertility medicine is evolving. Even if...
Forum: General Support and Advice 12-07-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By Heidi Tiger
You can study and be on ESA, I've done it. I...

You can study and be on ESA, I've done it. I didn't get fees waived, I took out tuition fee loans like everyone else. I've had friends do it as well. If you get maintenance grants, then these will...
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