Hi all, I have been on incapacity benefit for some years due to depression, anxiety and stress, I was recently transferred to ESA WRAG for year, sent a letter in to the decision maker to reconsider decision, was turned down, sent in appeal and awaiting date for appeal. It only came to my attention that my doctor had put I had fibromyalgia on my medical notes from last year. I had been going to him over the years with one pain and another sometimes in strange places, also sciatica a few years ago, now constant pain in back of head, back of neck running down my left shoulder, and chest pains (had got checked for heart/angina in hospital a couple of years ago and got all clear). My doctor seems to be unsympathetic regarding fibro and had made comments about it being psychosymatic (in my head) am I making it up! (excuse spelling), he also told me that it doesn't hold much standing regarding the esa medicals, and he and the doctors surgery will not, or do not get involved in writing letters for esa appeals, (because they are inundated with requests) but if they write to him he will reply (wonder how much he gets for that). I cant change doctors whilst waiting for appeal, does other people have this problem? Also does anyone know if changing their diet or eating specific types of food help with the pains or fatigue? Thanks
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