A MONKTON woman who had suffered from a long-term battle with bulimia, died after taking a combination of prescription drugs, an inquest heard on Thursday.

Miranda Louise Millican, 33, of 52 Washington Terrace, Monkton, died in the early hours of January 4 at Withybush hospital, having been rushed by ambulance from home.

At the May 24 inquest, held at Milford Haven Town Hall, Coroner’s officer for Dyfed-Powys Police Jeremy Davies said Peterborough-born Miss Millican lived with her partner Michael smart, and their two sons in Monkton.

She had suffered from bulimia from a young age, and also suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome and osteoporosis, and was receiving medication as well as treatment by a psychotherapist.

“She was not eating regularly in the run-up to her death, barely more than two meals a week,” said Mr Davies.

On January 3, the inquest heard Miss Millican had been out shopping with her mother, returning to cook the family meal.

At 5.15pm that afternoon, Mr Smart returned home and saw Miss Millican taking her medication before falling asleep in her chair with her Kindle.

Mr Smart carried on with household chores, later putting their sons to bed.

Shortly after midnight, Mr Smart attempted to wake Miss Millican, who was slumped in the chair, her lips blue.

After calling for an ambulance, CPR was attempted, the crew arriving shortly before 1am.

She was taken to Withybush, where it was declared she had passed away shortly before 2am.

A post mortem report by Dr Daniel Howser stated Miss Millican died from the combined effects of prescription drugs at a level capable of causing fatality.

Coroner Mark Layton, recording a conclusion of a drugs-related death, said: “It’s clear from the evidence in the period leading up to her death Miss Millican has taken a combination of drugs leading to her death.”

He told family members present: “There was no intention to end her life, there is no mention of that.”