"My odd life & the awesome people who have helped me!"

About: King's Mill Hospital / Neurology Queen's Medical Centre / Neurology

(as the patient),

Ever since I was 9 and a half years old I have had A. D. E. M which means acute disssemimated encephalomyelitis - it  is a viral infection that affects the brain.

I have had it 9 times and it has left me with symptoms of ADHD, Autism and Aspergers syndrome.

Dr Clements from Kings Mills Hospital is a Paediatrician who first discovered I had A. D. E. M when I was 9 and and half years old thanks to an MRI scan.

When I was 14 mum got me an appointment at CAMHS to help me with my "problems". They didn't prescribe me tablets until I was 15 that was thanks to Dr Vic Marimuttu and he prescribed me some Concerta XL tablets, they helped to calm me down and I have had the tablets dosage increased since then.

In May 2012 I got help from a wonderful dude Michael Woods, he is from the Mansfield HEAD2HEAD team based at CAMHS, he sees me once a week and he has done a lot to help me since we first met.

None of this would have happened without the support of my wonderful parents who are kind and caring and they put up with me!

I also wouldn't be here if it wasn't for a wonderful, kind and generous doctor called Dr Clements.

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Response from Nottingham University Hospitals Trust

Thank you for taking the time to post such lovely comments, which we will ensure are passed on to our colleges at King’s Mill Hospital and CAMHS.