Dear All, I had my pip assessment 5th feb and just received letter today. Awarded standard care but declined mobility, I was given 4 points. My mobility is the one thing that has been affected so so much, this time last year I was still going to insanity classes, I now can not even stand for a second or walk anywhere without suffering extreme pain. I take codeine 60 mg 4 times a day, paracetamols every 4 hours, just been prescribed gabapentin ( only because I asked for it following reading about it on here) ( 100mg 3 times a day and increasing dose next week) as well as vit d, magnesium, amitriptyline, sertaline, omprezole, I think that's it and I am waiting to see pain specialist April 15th. I go to work full time, all I can do is sit all day and I cry with the pain when I get home. I can't drive any more and I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in dec 14 after originally being told after I had been in September to the rheumatologist that I had RA, I was told in a letter to my GP that when I went in dec they were going to prescribe disease modifying drugs she did a complete u turn and said you have fibro here is a leaflet, have a stress free life and discharged me. I feel so sad and let down by everything and everyone. My life has been a struggle and this now also seems another battle, I just want someone to listen to me and help, I can't stand this pain. I rang straight up and said I want a reconsideration the woman on the phone was rude, said why? I explained , she said well if you do that you may lose what you have just been awarded. ! How? Nothing has changed ? I said I have worked 26 years full time, bought two children up on my own and I am not trying to con the system I am just trying to claim to try and help me , I don't think I'm going to be able to work much longer and I'm really depressed about the whole thing. I have worked so hard all my life, I don't have anything, just the knowledge I have bought two daughters up to the best of my ability , survived domestic abuse, physical and mentally . This condition is terrible my heart goes out to everyone. I have put on weight feel dreadful and really lonely. Has anyone any advice ? I am going to ask my GP for some help by writing a letter explaining how much pain I'm suffering and I honestly just can't walk anywhere without suffering so much pain. I don't leave the house other than going to work. Greatful to any help or advice.... Take care everyone, sorry for going on and many thanks in advance xxxxx
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