As I have written before, Tom is suffering from IPF (Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis) for those who do not know what this is,
Idiopathic means that nobody knows what causes it and therefore there is no known treatment at the moment that cures it.
One of the things that goes with this complaint is a dry uncontrollable cough.
He has been given Codeine linctus for this but has not taken it as he has found the CBD drops to be fairly effective. However, he temporarily ran out of them and so tried the linctus.
The result of this was that he was up half of the night with terrible tinnitus and when we looked into why this was we found that the linctus contained 'sunset yellow' colouring.
I rang the chemist this morning explaining the situation and was told that 'yes' it was probably the cause.
He is going to try to get some without the colouring for us, but as a new supply of CBD oil is in the pipeline he will not need it for now, just as a backup thank goodness.
I thought that all of these E numbers were being phased out but obviously not.
I then got to thinking of all the kids that are so angry and the knife crime etc that is rife and the thought crossed my mind that if this could annoy Tom so much what are the additives in our food doing to us all.
Is this why kids are so bolshy, irritable and hyper (not all of them of course)
Have you ever found yourself feeling a bit ratty and not knowing why?
Just a thought a me and my enquiring mind. lol