My Son has Fetal Valproate Syndrome a type of Fetal Anti Convulsant Syndrome (FACS) caused by Sodium valproate (Epilim, Depakote, Depakene) that I took while pregnant to control epilepsy. Despite the 40% risk of birth defects the UK medicine regulator (MHRA) is refusing to issue warnings. A group of people affected by the harmful side effects of pharmaceutical products held a peaceful protest on 2nd August 2013 at the MHRA Headquarters in London. http:// is linking people affected by all medications to build up a global campaign to raise awareness of poor medicine regulation. I have put a link to this page on the front page of the website. If you would like to get involved in our global campaign please email me and join the public facebook group (Fetal AntiConvulsant Trust) to discuss strategy and the development of the campaign. I look forward to hearing from you. thank you. emma friedmann
It is important to use the correct amount of topical steroid for your eczema, as instructed by your healthcare professional. Topical steroids should be applied with clean hands so that the skin just glistens. It can sometimes be difficult to judge how much steroid to use and there are guidelines on the amount required to cover body areas that are affected by eczema. These are based on the Finger Tip Unit (FTU), and explained in detail in our fact sheet which you can download as a pdf from the related documents to the right of this page.
What's more, activating the aggression system turns on the adrenocortical stress response without actual fighting--or even someone to fight. A hypothetical picture emerges: First, as has long been known, a signal from the nervous system (via pituitary hormone ACTH) signals the adrenals to produce a corticosteroid response that prepares the body for an emergency response, popularly called "fight or flight." Second, in this new finding, the same corticosteroid signal also feeds back to the brain, which lowers attack thresholds and facilitates fighting. Fighting, itself a stressor, then further activates the stress response. And so it goes.