Hi everyone....another sleepless night spent worrying! I just can't seem to get a grip on things! can't think straight and walking is becoming more and more painful to the point I don't go out on my own now and when I do need to make sure there are plenty of resting places every 2 minutes! just washing my hair wears me out so my mum and friend take turns doing it and also help me in and out of the shower or bath, and I just don't know what to do to help myself having tried so many things! I have always fought back any illness but this is truly beating me and I honestly don't know which way to turn! I work full time self employed and am going to work like a zombie most days and struggling to do my job, even struggling to drive there most days ( I have already given one job up because I was unable to do it anymore) I have decided to apply for pip so I can at least cut my hours down, as I don't want to not work at all. I don't understand the point system so would be really grateful for any advice anyone has. this illness is so debilitating, it's hard to say what each day is going to bring. I'm laid in bed in a lot of pain mainly in my legs, shins and ankles but also my back and elbows with a thumping headache making its way into my neck. I can't concentrate on anything so reading or watching tv is impossible! sorry my question turned into a moan, I'm completely and utterly fed up!!