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ho hum another sleepless night. I have medical for ESA later today so I am not surprised I only slept 2 hrs. Please keep fingers and anything else you can crossed for me x

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Ho hum, know what you mean - been awake for an hour now. it's good to know you're not the only one up this early. Good luck with your esa medical today..x

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thank you, xx

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hi yeah i been awake over an hor too? good luck to you today love diddle x

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I understand how you feel sweetie! Had four hours sleep in two days and yesterday felt ill from lack of it...

But, use this to your advantage in your medical, because you are so tired, it will possibly make you act as if you're on one of your worst days - so it might help. Make sure you tell them, when they ask questions what you're like on your worst day...

Just in case you're not sure what they are going to ask you, I have posted a link below to what sort of things they ask you, its actually the handbook they use. It is quite long, but if you go to page six, you can click on the description for a question they are going to ask, for example sitting and standing, and it will take you straight to that section.

If you have any aids, like a walking stick, take it with you and make sure they see it. I will be around for a while so if I can help in any way, let me know. I'm just about to go to my renewal medical so will be going back through this book again too!

Will keep everything physically crossed for you!! :-D

gentle hugs, Tracy xxxxx

dwp.gov.uk/docs/wca-handboo...

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handy info ... thanks for this....xx

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HI siver,

Good luck for today. :)

Like tracy says its good you had no sleep asthey can see how you relly are.

I have everything crossed for you and let us know how you get on.

hugs, kel xxx

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i been up all night to... but had been in bed all weekend.. felt really unwell....anway good good good luck for today.. know u will need it... just watch out what ur saying... ie... dont make out u could do some kind of work... i dont trust them at all.. sorry... let us know.. xxx

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Having just gone through this process and now having to appeal their decision I wish you all the luck in the world. I didn't get the chance to explain the extent of fibro to the doctor.... please, please make sure you insist they listen. I wish i had. I wish you all the luck in the world. xxx

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Marion, if I can help with your tribunal let me know, I had mine in Feb... Let me know xx

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Thank you, I appreciate the offer. I hope it worked out for you!!

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what do i expect in the tribunal miss kittycat??? im waiting for mine. i dread going because i cant travel due 2 motion sickness, i know im going 2 be ill for days after traveling there. x

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Good luck for today hun xx

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Good luck today. x I'm having some real success with juicing half a lettuce and a carrot and drinking it for bed. Slept from midnight till 9.30 am last night !!!!!!

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Hi Stepper, I'm really interested in the lettuce & carrot drink...do you put anything else into it?? As you can see like many other sufferer's I too have a bad time sleeping, but mostly it's staying asleep! no matter how tired I am & I can go 72 pluss hrs of not sleeping I cannot stay asleep....I wake after 5 or 10 min's I go back to sleep & it doe's get longer between the waking & sleeping it's just a process I have to go through....I very rarely sleep more than 2hrs without waking!! Thanks Mills. x

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P.S. Sorry Siver 52, I hope all went well for you today, i think it's a dreadful situation having to go through everything we do to prove how sick we are....Don't we go through enough without the stress of things like that??? Just saying!! xx

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Hi Mills.

botanical-online.com/medici...

No it doesn't need anything else. I only put carrot in the juice for taste reasons....

I haven't juiced it tonight. (cos my juicer still needs washing properly) I just have an English curly leaf lettuce next to me and I'm munching on it. LOL.

Starting to feel tired now.....

I normally get vivid dreams and nightmares but I seem to be sleeping through.

I did have a thumping headache today. I don't know if thats due to the lettuce.... or because my brain is actually resting properly.... or because my lastest stress is catching a plane home tomorrow LOL.

Either way I seem to be sleeping better x

stepper

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Thank you all for your kind thoughts and tips xxxx

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silver52 i wish you lots of luck,im having mine any day soon!takecare xxx

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silver52 sending you lots of luck for today. xx

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