ESA F2F medical

hi everyone just got my letter for my f2f medical I'm really nervous, I had one 5 years ago and had to take it to appeal, I won it but now I have been asked to go for another one even though I am 1000% worse.

I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, which is bad enough but I have nerve damage in my feet and back, plus numerous other problems.

I have been in the work related group but am hoping to be put in the support group as I am finding things so hard what with the pain ect any advice would be gratefully appreciated.

. thanks sueq1824

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  • Hi kane0102 I just noticed you have only recently joined us so firstly I would like to welcome to our wonderful forum ☺ I'm sure you will come to find the forum invaluable in chatting to others who are going through the same experience as you, talking to others at different stages of their lives with Fibro and learning from their experiences.

    It does help with the whole process and I wish I had found the site years ago. I have had Fibro for nearly 30 yrs and I'm still learning about it, like we all are.

    In answer to your question I have posted a link for you to CAB which tells you what to expect and they offer advise also.

    Please do go look at the mother site where you will find all the information you need and lots of useful links on Fibro and I look forward to chatting to you on the forum.

    Peace, luv n light

    Jan ☺

    PS. I advise you to lock your post to keep info safe from internet. Pls. follow this link to simple instructions .You will get more replies on a locked post too.

  • thankyou for replying I look forward to looking at the mother site many thanks.


  • I Jan28 thank you for your reply, and the links they were very helpful, had y f2f assessment today was told by the nurse that she is putting me forward for the support group, and that if the decision maker doesn't put me in for support group to definitely appeal against it.

    so fingers crossed, now I'm thinking of having my pip looked at again as really think that I should be getting high rate mobility so I am going to spk to my consultant wish me look

    . kane0102

  • Oh thats fantastic news kane0102 I'm so pleased for you ☺ Hopefully you will get it & won't have to appeal. Everything crossed for you my friend xx

  • Hi

    I can't really give advice on this as I am also waiting to have f2f esa next week, and have never had one before, been in support group since I had cancer.

    Like you i am nervous, and as the days draw closer I just want to get it over and done with.

    Hope yours goes ok,

    I am sure that our fibro friends on here will be able to give advice as many have already been down this road.

    Good luck

    Trace x

  • thanks trace for your quick reply,

    I hope everything goes well, fingers crossed 😊 would be great to hear from you over how you got on over your medical.

    sue 😁 x

  • Hi milo4 I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck with your assessment, and please take care of yourself my friend.

    All my hopes and dreams for you

    Ken x

  • Hello kane0102

    Welcome to the forum :)

    I can see that our lovely Jan has given you the link to our mother site

    As Jan has told you, it is likely that you will get more replies to a locked post.

    If you click on the blue line below, a post will pop up that gives you easy to follow instructions on how to lock your posts:

    You have said that you are in the Work Related Activity Group but that you are hoping to be put into the Support Group.

    Did you mean that you are hoping to be put into the Support Group after your face to face assessment for ESA?

    Many apologies I am slightly confused!

    Wishing you much peace

    Lu x


  • yes I am hoping that I am put in support group, as the pain plus I have nerve damage in my back which causes a lot of pain and problems with pain in my feet due to nerve damage.

    . many thanx


  • take any medical evidance you can,

    ask GP for a letter stating how far he thinks you could walk.

    Mine did and I have not been for medical for 5 + years but recieved 2 claims in that time.

  • thankyou I will make appointment with gp asap, got mri this week on my bk so will get the report for that aswell 😁

  • Hi kane0102

    I sincerely hope that you are feeling as well as you possibly can be today? Welcome to the forum and it is wonderful to make your acquaintance. I have never been through anything of this nature myself but I would definitely talk to a professional like the CAB etc. I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck and please take care of yourself my friend.

    All my hopes and dreams for you


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