A fifty-five year old St Dogmaels' woman, who had suffered from depression most of her adult life was found dead in her home by her brother in April, a coroner's court was told today (Thursday).

Ms Denise Miller, of Bryntirion, Ffordd y Cwm, also suffered from severe back pain for a number of years and was due to receive treatment for excruciating neck and facial pain. Three days before her death, her brother, Robin Miller, her mother and niece visited her at home. At an inquest this week, Dyfed-Powys Police coroner's officer, Jeremy Davies said that Ms Miller had told them she was in so much pain she didn't know what she was doing anymore.

On April 9th, Mr Miller phoned his sister's house and after not getting an answer, entered the house through the open back door. He found his sister slumped on the stairs and numerous tablet boxes and hand-written notes left on the kitchen surfaces.

Ms Miller had one son and had recently completed a counselling course at Cardigan College, Mr Davies told the inquest. She was also about to start a bereavement course with Pembrokeshire Cruse.

Ms Miller's sister had died in December last year from a terminal illness.

A number of different painkillers had been prescribed to Ms Miller for her pain, including morphine and tramadol.

Pathologist Dr Dada found a high concentration of tramadol in Ms Miller's blood, as well as the presence of other prescription drugs.

Pembrokeshire coroner, Michael Howells, said that after reading Mr Davies report, he was satisfied Ms Miller showed clear intention to take her own life. He recorded a verdict of self administered prescription drug overdose.