Just spoke to my Doctor about a letter to state my Disabiliites. For Benefits you are asked for details from your Fibromyalgia Specialist?, Osteoarthritis Specialist? Etc. There is no such person. I have had the 2 main Disabilities for about 18 years and been on physio way back in the past. They seem to think for 18 years you have physio and are under some Specialist! Mine is the Doctor who manages all my pain tale of and listens to how my Conditions have deteriated. I last had a bone operation in 2015 and was discharged.
My Doctor says they no longer write letters to say what your Disabilities are and what problems they cause you. I said "but you are the only person I come to, otherwise it's just my word". He said the Benefits people will write to him asking for details and then he will write back. That never happened last time and I had to Appeal twice (the Medical was full of mistakes?). They then sent me to Court but I was suicidal and had a breakdown and couldn't speak so couldn't attend. I had the decision overturned and received the Benefit. My Doctor said if they Don't ask him for a letter I can tell the Court! I can't face a Court. Isn't this all after the fact and too late.
Has anyone else had their Dr refuse to tell the Benefits about their Fibromyalgia in particular for their Medical. Most Doctors Don't understand Fibromyalgia so how would some random person doing your Medical have any clue?? Doctors are no longer writing letters for us. Also did they find someone else to write about Fibromyalgia and if no letters how did their Benefits claim go?o