Move a bit more than you do now

Evie and Ollie discuss the importance of movement for health. Ollie is a Sport Rehabilitator and holds a Masters in Public Health. He is passionate about health promotion and finding ways to help people move more in their daily lives. We discuss the unfortunately very low levels of physical activity of many people in the…

Experience of tapering antidepressants

Evie and Louise Trewern from discuss Louise’s experience of tapering her antidepressants. Louise has a long history of chronic pain with fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis. She was on opioid medication for 13 years, and during this period also used antidepressants duloxetine and sertraline. After a successful opioid taper, Louise managed to stop using opioids completely. After…

Weight loss – “One size fits one”

Evie from speaks with dietician Lisa Hancock about weight loss. We discuss the common experience of reaching a “plateau” after losing the first few pounds avoiding becoming a “victim of the number of the scale” advice for people who are becoming frustrated with stalled weight loss the importance of not “dieting”, but instead maintaining a…

You’re not the woman I married

Chronic Pain and Relationships Louise Trewern from our Get Better team and her wife Karen talk with Evie. Chronic pain can have a profound effect on a relationship. Louise from suffered with chronic pain from fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis, in addition to many complications from long-term high dose opioid use. Her wife Karen became her carer.…