Hi everyone. I’ve put off applying for DLA/PIP as it is now for years due to not realising how/what my illnesses at the time were. 2005 I believe my Fibromyalgia started after a very bad case of bacterial tonsillitis and within days all my knee, elbow and hands were very swollen and sore couldn’t even hold a cup. Fast forward 14 years after many years of back, neck and joint pain I’ve now been diagnosed with Arthritis, bulging disc and sciatica. Also Fibro but like I say sometimes I don’t know where 1 illness starts and another finishes as the sometimes appear too take turns making my life miserable. I have had too change my job from a f/t contract too a variable hrs contract due too more bad days than good. I had an MRI scan August 2017 as rushed into hospital as the Drs thought I had a condition with my spine that effect my Bodily functions. Left hospital with liquid Morphine and codeine. Still in pain but with all the medications on board I didn’t care it kept the pain manageable too a certain extent. Back and Fibro have got worse since then so another MRI 3 months ago when bulging disc and hemangioblastoma(non cancerous) tumour inside a vertebrae.
Anxiety always been present but bluffed my way through life as best I can but it’s all stacked up and taken it’s toll.
I’ve always worked and I hate the thought of having too give it up. How can I get the assessment person too see me not see yet another person trying too blag through for benefits( not aimed at anyone just a saying)
I’m on 4 x 60mg a day. 30mg of Amitriptyline at night and paracetamol and anti inflammatory tablets. Finding work a task just too stay in employment through illnesses and the meds so tired zzzzzzz of it all
Any advice welcome but plz DONT have a go at me my sense of humor left the building lol