I am new to this site. I have had arthritis for many years and my doctor has recently decided I also have Fibro, although he hasn't sent me to see a specialist, its just his opinion. I have been on DLA for about 8 years, I was given it indefinitely. A couple of months ago and out of the blue I had a form to reapply for DLA. I heard they are checking everyone who claims so I filled the form in and sent it back, then I got a letter saying they would be writing to my doctor. Then last week I got a letter saying they would be sending a doctor to see me, the very same day the doctor rang to arrange an a visit. He is coming tomorrow and I am dreading it. Even on the phone I am sure he thought I was trying to put him off because I couldn't see him on the day he first suggested! I have been reading loads of posts from other people and I have come to the conclusion that if they send a doctor to see you then they don't believe your claim, so I am expecting to be turned down. I don't know how I will manage without my DLA, there is know way I can work, I am in constant pain, but the thought of going through an appeal is just too stressful and will only make me worse, its just not worth it.
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