I had my PIP assessment today, felt suicidal and a scrounger when I had finished it. During the assessment I felt as though I had to prove everything that I answered to and was very nervous throughout. I felt like walking out at the beginning as the health assessor had no empathy for my PTSD and claustaphobia, I thought that I was going to pass out with the torment of the bars at the windows. I felt very fatigued but dares not ask for a break as she told me that she was in a hurry. Towards the end I felt that she did begin to understand my Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis and other health problems, but it was a big struggle.... I totally feel depressed now and am trying to pull my self out of this. The assessor really pulled my ability to drive a manual car with support from someone sitting at the side of me. I have to drive as I can not go on busses or use taxis due to my fears, and cannot walk far without having severe discomfort and fatigue. Has anyone else felt this way after an assessment?
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