Hello all, I don't know how people are judged in the UK to get approved for disability, but here in the US you go to a bunch of doctors and the results are sent to person or board of people to review your case. There are different levels to the process. If your case is denied in the beginning you can appeal it. The first appeal is just like your first request where someone just looks at your doctor's records. My lawyer told me to expect to be denied the first claim and first appeal. The next appeal I get to talk to a judge to tell him my health issues. Here is my problem. I have anxiety, RLS, IBS, Fibro but I don't have 11 tender points but chronic pain and chronic fatigue to the point I cannot work even part time. Here is my question. If a doctor was to read my chart and blood test they would see a healthy person because there are no test to prove what I physically experience. I have taken a phychologiccal test which did show depression and poor cognitive skills. That is the only evidence I have that i am ill. So how do others prove to a judge that I have Fibro and the other symptoms I mentioned?