Well, I waited 12 months for my tribunal and didn't get anywhere. I was almost in tears in front of the panel, couldn't think straight and almost walked out. The doctor was fine, but the judge was acting as if he was in court. I just felt as if I was on trial. I don't think they even listened to what I said. It left me in terrible pain and the fatigue afterwards was unbearable. What do I do? I have no money and don't know whether I sign on for jobseekers ( although I know I can't work ) or if I can apply for ESA again. If I do apply for ESA again do I have to wait or can I do it straight away? I really am so down now. Why can't anyone, except those of us that have it, understand about fibro? I'm tired of being asked what I can do in a day, or how far I can walk.How many times do I have to tell them it is a fluctuating condition and I can't possibly say about these things as each day is different. What never changes is that there is always pain and fatigue which always has an effect of some sort on our daily lives. They are supposed to recognise fluctuating conditions, but they sure as hell don't understand them.
Sorry for the rant, but I just feel so depressed. If anyone has any advice I would be grateful.