Hoping someone can help with this!
I have chronic back and neck pain and associated neuropathy problems. I have also been an outpatient of pain clinic for 4 years, and when I see them in Jan I'm going to ask to be re-assessed for fibro, as I believe I match many of the symptoms.
I work as a teacher and had occ. health come out last week to measure me up for a special chair. She said that I probably qualify under the equality act, as my condition is long-term and affects my day-to-day activities. I've read that there is now no facility to 'register' as disabled - and i've never thought i would need to, as i don't think i'd be entitled to any benefits etc. However, I had a day off sick last week and on my return to work form i was asked whether my sickness was as a result of a disability. I ticked 'yes' and now work are questioning it, saying i hadn't informed them of a disability etc etc. Does anyone have any advice on what I should do? I'm a bit confused by it all!