Has anyone had any experience of applying for benefits. I have Atrial Flutter, which starts at random, usually about every three days. It lasts anywhere between a minute or two up to 10 minutes, when I become, breathless, dizzy, unable to stand and leaving me tired (really tired) for hours, often with a blinding headache and palpitations. I also live with Aspergers, and am type 2 diabetic. The diabetes and atrial flutter are probably genetic (my dad was diabetic and my mum ag A Fib). I have had a small stroke (possibly 2) and as such, am a high stroke risk when my Atrial Flutter goes off.
I was working as a wedding photographer, but I cannot take bookings when I could collapse in a the middle of a wedding. My wife has just retired, and some extra money until it gets stabilised would really help. However, as stress is one trigger that I have noticed (tiredness being another), thee stress of dealing with the DWP and assessment is rather scary.
Thanks for any advice in advance.