A 21-year-old woman wrote a heart-breaking note outlining how she had been “bullied all her life” and “felt as lonely as a sparrow in the rain” before she took her own life, an inquest heard this week.

Andromeda Brown, from High Wycombe, was discovered dead in her bedroom by her mum, Mona Johnson, on June 21 last year after taking a lethal cocktail of prescribed medication.

Coroner Crispin Butler heard on Wednesday that Ms Johnson checked on her daughter at around 9am only to find her lying on her bed “cold to the touch”.

A post-mortem discovered “toxic levels” of drugs in the 21-year-olds system.

DC Nathan Davey told the coroner a bag of medication was discovered in Andromeda’s bedroom as well as a “well written” note folded neatly on the bedside table.

He ruled out any suspicious circumstances and confirmed there was no third-party involvement.

DC Davey told the coroner’s court: “Paramedics had found a bag of medication with numerous tablets that were missing.

“I examined the bedroom to see if there was anything untoward. We did not find anything suspicious. There was no suspicion of third-party involvement.

“I found a note folded up and that was seized by myself and we seized her mobile phone and the bag of medication.

“There was no indication of when it was written, there was no date. It was a well written note.

“She talks about being in pain and that her mental health was getting worse, that she had more medication, and that she had been bullied all her life, that words do hurt, and now she feels free.

“She is tired of being on the road, she feels as lonely as a sparrow in the rain.”

Andromeda, who was diagnosed with Autism at a young age, was classed by doctors as “high risk” following previous attempts to harm herself.

The 21-year-old paid regular visits to a doctor for a series of mental health and physical health problems, including fibromyalgia – which caused pain throughout her body.

The court also heard how at one point she even pleaded her doctor to let her have a hysterectomy due to severe period pains.

Doctor Ajmal Khuram told the coroner that he saw Andromeda the day before she died, and although her mood was “low”, she told the doctor she did not have any plans to harm herself.

He also explained how a number of “safety nets” were in place to reduce the risk on Andromeda harming herself - as she had been known to stockpile medication in the past.

He said: “It was very difficult when I found out that Andromeda had passed away as I had seen her the day before. She was complaining about aches and pains caused by her fibromyalgia.

“Her mood was low, that was ongoing. She didn’t have any plans to harm herself. Her mood had been low in recent weeks, it was her physical conditions that were getting her down.

“She was a very bright, charming, articulate young woman. She knew that the medication she took could be harmful, and we discussed that and we introduced safety nets with the way we processed the medication.”

Mr Butler concluded that the cause of death could not be classed as ‘drugs related’, and ruled suicide saying: “This was not a drugs-related death. This leaves me with the conclusion of suicide… I believe she did intend to do this.”