I am informed that when claiming for sick pay (ESA) you have more chance of being successful with the claim continuing if you are taking anti depressants. I am struggling at the moment and have been prescribed Citalopram, it is my wish not to take them, I have many different reasons for this. I totally understand that the tablets can make people feel better and I'm sure they have assisted many on the journey to recovery, but I prefer not to take...
I am currently receiving ESA but believe when they assess me after 13 weeks. They will ask what medication I am taking....
So if I prefer not to take them then I have the risk of losing ESA which I cannot afford to lose. This therefore takes away my choice, ? I could of course lie and say I'm taking them, my anxieties don't really allow me to lie.
I suffer with bad depression and anxiety and seriously try to get better, have had CBT and my therapist has now put me forward for counselling which commences in a weeks time.
This just feels like I am not being allowed an important choice to me...I would love to know what others think or any experiences with the system and the taking of anti depressants ..
I thank you in anticipation