This is my first time posting on here so please excuse me if I have posted it in the wrong place. I have been reading a lot of the posts concerning claiming benefits. I first made a claim for esa just under 2 years ago, I have fibomyalga plus ptsd, trigeminal neuralgia, anxiety and insomnia. I went for an assessment and I can honestly say that the lady I seen bare faced lied . Every answer was different to what I had said. I had my support worker with me and she agreed it was complete rubbish. Needless to say I was turned down. I then tried a mandatory reconsideration but was again turned down. I am now waiting for a date for court for my tribunal. Whilst this was going on in made a claim for pip and a lady came out to see me at home. A completely different experience. She was lovely and really listened to me. I was awarded high rate mobility and high rate living. But even this is not enough for esa. I just wanted to say to people don't give up. Life is hard enough with this pain without going through the worry of claiming. I really did think it would be turned down for pip. Happily I was wrong. Good luck to everyone and thanks for listening to my post.