I originally stopped work after a paranoid schizophrenia diagnosis. I contested this diagnosis at the time but the mental health hearing I had to attend (with my lawyer) seemed determined to describe me as schizophrenic of some kind. I've never had an hallucination or heard voices. I've been on incapacity benefit and income support to pay the bills. I've recently stopped the schizo meds as I recently found out I wasn't forced to take them. So, I've thought about a re-diagnosis but maybe the schizo diagnosis is keeping the benefit people off my back. Would a fibromyalgia diagnosis make it harder to claim the benefits? I've felt reasonable the last two days on my bed but walked to my fathers house today and my thought was I'm not going to get much done if I try to work. I just wouldn't be efficient enough. My official diagnosis is schizophrenic and this has led me to believe I'm unemployable so I don't even try. Who would employ a diagnosed schizophrenic? Wrong attitude by me I know. A lot of people seem to be worse than me but pain discomfort is subjective I guess. I don't know what the correct diagnosis is for me. I don't feel like trying much cos I am sure I'd get sacked pretty quickly and I would like to avoid the embarrassment again.
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