Fibromyalgia Action UK

P.I.P are on their way!!...=-O

I received a letter last week with my home visit face to face assessment! "At last" I said to myself!! (Applied in Nov 2013) I'm gradually getting all the paperwork ready, as well as my new appointments for Pain management clinic, MRI brain scan, Neurologist consultation, Tens group and a change of meds! The closer it gets, the more unsettled I become...:'( :'( I'm not sleeping, with the constant whirling of my brain!! and now I'm becoming tearful and scared of the whole thing!

I'm sure I know all the answers you are going to suggest.... and believe me...I'm telling myself to just go with the flow...tell them what they need and stop stressing about it!!... But it's not working....HELP!!.... Much

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Hi ninja,

It's great news you have a date for your assessment now!! I know you must be feeling very nervous though. I have only recently done an application for PIP and have been told will probably be 26 weeks before I have an assessment. I feel really scared and sick just thinking about it :(

All I can say is that you are not doing anything wrong. You are just applying for something that the government give to people who need it, and you have this horrible illness so you should be awarded the PIP!! So just hold your head up high and just answer their questions - don't let them intimidate you or make you feel like a criminal.

I wish you all the best for your assessment and hope you get it


Ninjanana when I seen the title of your post my stomach did a nervous flip, you must be doing your own head in at night with the what if questions, it must be awful. You would think the money was going to go on Burberry hand bags the way they guard it with their lives careful who they give it too, I blame those benefit fraud programs they focus in on the bad without the flip side of all the people who's lives depend on this financial income, and also fibromyalgia is still stigmatized, I'm not saying all this to make you feel worse I'm just saying reading your post truly my heart goes out to you and I really hope you get it, just keep telling yourself that you deserve the income and you've nothing to lose till you get awarded the income, best of luck and I promise to give you a shout out in my prayers tonight xx


That wonderful news, and I want to wish you all the very best of luck with your assessment. I will keep my fingers crossed for you. So just relax and be yourself!

All my hopes and dreams for you

Ken x


Hi ninja, I wish you all the best of luck. I think it is unacceptable the length if time you have had to wait...I can't believe it!! I hope you get the pip you deserve it...xx


Hi hunny, don't panic easy to say I had my medical 22nd December and I was having anxiety attacks panic attacks couldn't sleep don't sleep well any way, but Belive me it's not as bad as people make it out unless ive been lucky, I had a nurse she was fantastic, I walked a fair way to get to where it was as it was down 2 long corridors, as there was no one around, when I got to the room where it was I was in so much pain I felt sick didn't feel good at all, I went into the room after asking to rest I sat in the chair the nurse asked me few questions and I had to keep standing as I was in pain I kept moving around as after the long walk it took it out of me, she could see I was in lots of pain,so she said she would be As quick as she could, she told me I could of asked for a wheel chair but there was no one Round she told me it was in my letter but when I try read my brain doesn't take in what I read so I didn't no this so make sure you read your letter or get someone else to double check I needed Id also and I didn't see this in the letter good job my neice read it , don't be afraid of showing your emotions I cryed as I couldn't control my emotions as I was upset in pain and upset how it has effected my life, so go in answer the questions don't babble on to much it's not that bad, I got full mobility and full care I was shocked but got it for 3 years, I was worried about next time I go but a lot can change in 3 years so I'm going enjoy the next 3 years it's took a lot of pressure off doesn't change my condition or the pain but money worries bills ect I can relax abit more we'll try good luck hunny


Good Luck.




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