Fibromyalgia Action UK
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my dla visit

so the doctor turned up at 11-45 male

he asked me

what I suffer with even though he had a list the dla had given hi and only 4 of what I had written down were on his list

what happens fro when I go to bed

do I wake up do I go to the loo what tie I get up what do I do what help I get do I do house work cooing preparing shopping etc. even thoe I had this all written down how far I can walk I had to take 5 steps with y stick told hi I was in pain so he told me that was enough, asked me to lift arm until the pain bend un till pain what medication was I taken and what side affects I had did I drive etc. interview finished he then told me some interesting information

firstly he does 5 of these interviews a month he is a gp

a person in London who is none medical will have my original dla forms his forms any from gp and consultants he will then make a decision and I will hear in 4 - 6 weeks.

he then sat out in his car for about 10 minutes im sure he was watching me during the interview I had to take medication as I was in pain and I sat and stood through out the interview because of the pain will let you all know when I hear anything.

he was very nice and said he didn't understand why it goes to a none gp person but he said they sit in a nice office and they make the decision . he also said there is no medication that really cures fms just helps

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Glad you are through it. He sounds reasonably ok I am glad now we wait and see what happens next.

Best of Luck xgins

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Good to hear he was nice. It's madness that a non medical person makes the choices.

Hugs

Jillxx

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i said that don't make sense the doctor agreed. he said its the new way of doing things. but I not goanna say I wasn't panicking as I was I had a sleepless night and I in a lot of pain im just glad for now its over I wait for the next stage now which will prop be appeals going by most of everyone refusals

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Sounds like he was a reasonable human being..so many of them seem to be less than pleasant judging by what people have reported. Try not to worry too much. I know that is easier said than done as I am one of the world's worst worriers. At least it is over. Be gentle with yourself and try to keep positive. Hugs Saskia XX

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Hi

Please don't assume you will have to go to appeal. I won my DLA award a few months ago after a visit from a Doctor who sounds very much like yours was.

Let us know.

x

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When I had a doctor come out to my home she told me that in her opinion I was not fit for work and told me that if I was put into a work group I should appeal and I would win. When I got a copy of the report which she submitted she wrote that I WAS fit for work and had more mobility than I made out. How she came to that conclusion I will never know as she didn't ask me to stand up and I couldn't put my hands above my head when asked. I got a call from a benefits decision maker and following explaining the above to him he reversed the decision and I am now in a support group.

I have to admit that the whole process is quite upsetting but I guess everyone's case is different. Just don't give up, keep on until you get the result you deserve.

Hope it goes well for you x

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