I have applied for DLA before and got rejected. I didn't appeal because I didn't see the point. According to them I'm not disabled. Since then I have been seen by a pain management team, a cognitive behavioural therapist and an occupational therapist. Here's a list of my health problems..
Endo (non-active but still have symptoms)
Possible adeno (obviously cannot diagnose until hysterectomy)
Restless leg syndrome
Hypermobility syndrome (causes damage to joints and causes sub-dislocations daily)
Depression and anxiety
Chronic fatigue syndrome (not yet diagnosed properly)
Sticky ovary (stick to other organs then tears itself off with movement of the pelvis)
I am currently taking these medications...
mefenamic acid 250mg
tranexamic acid 500mg
peppermint oil tablets
A lot of these conditions leave me with chronic pain and the inability to sleep or stay asleep. There is absolutely no way I could hold down even a part-time job, looking after my kids and housework wipes me out completely, I'd have no energy left for job on top of it
I now have a load of adaptations to my house thanks to my amazing occupational therapist Tamsyn.
I use a stick or crutches for walking
trolley for carrying things round the house
perching stool for cooking
chair raiser on my arm chair
and grab rails outside my front door
I didn't have these when I last made a claim so I'm hoping this will help. My occupational therapist is doing an assessment for me to add to my claim form too.
I really don't want to have to go through being rejected again so any tips you may have will be gratefully received, thanks xxxx