Hi i'm new to this so you will have to bear with me i was diagnosed with APS 13years was rushed into hospital with suspected meningitis than after doing several test they found i had APS was told back then that was a form of lupus was put on warfin i get the giddiness lost my eyesight for 6 months the rash on my arms the ache in my knees/legs and tiredness and headache had a stillborn and too miscarriages but now have a 7years old son was also but on incapacity benefit 13years ago and have been on this until 2010 when they decided to clamp down on it and just wondered how every one else mangers i went to my doctors and said i think i could manege a few hours work but not full time is there anything they could do to help me at this time thought i had lupus as well and the response i got was i do not have Lupus i have APS and the only way it affects me is through recurring miscarriage and there is nothing they could do to help went to the job center for help and nothing there either so i have gone and got a job and are working 20hours a week and it is killing me just don't know where else to turn for some advise and help thanks
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I would contact your local council and ask if there is anyone there who helps fill out forms - I did this and was awarded it indefinately. It also helps if you have the backup from your doctor on how bad your day to day struggles are - if you suffer from giddiness and are at risk of strokes then there also comes down to the fact that you are too risky for an employer to employ you. I really hope you get some help. x
Thanks it is worth a try as carnt carry on like this although i went to my doctors twice and was told there is nothing they can do and there is no reason why im not fit for work i get the impression they no nothing about APS i also so have a long list of other illness on my doc records to its just a joke
Hi thanks for the reply i was under a specialist form the when i was diagnosed right up to 7years ago as soon as i had my son im no longer under him and just the doctors and yes i am looking in to changing my doctors i am in Tuxford nottinghamshire i am quite happy to go to work for a few hours a week but im doing 20 hours a week to help pay the bills and it is just to much for me the symptoms of APS that i have are giddiness extreme tiredness pains in legs/knees rash on my arms i can not walk for long without stopping eyesight dizziness i also suffer with panic attacks just feel that i have no where to turn to get some help bills need to be paid i struggling to work the hours im doing and no one wants to know
thanks for that i did get CAB to fill in the DVLA form for me about 8months ago and it was refused it just seems that i was being treated for APS while i was trying to carry a child as soon as i had my baby 7 years ago it was congratulations and good bye your docs will take over from now not good it all this time i was under the impression that i have APS and Lupas only to be told by my doctor 12 months ago when i went for help because they stopped my incapasity that i i have APS and not Lupas and it dosent affect me in any way unless im pregnant was there words so yes i think my next step in to change my doctors and take it from there
Hi Am so sorry for your situation , I ajm a carer to a person with similar and even more disabled and am very worried for her as after getting "DLA for life" assesmjent last year , she has over the last year deteriorated sevely. Now outragiously she is now being persued to be reassesed. Its awafull the harrisment and people being totaly hartlessly told they are ok when they are plainly not.It a form of culling the sick and vulnerable!
I dont have all the answers but you mjight get somje help from my recently posted question and looking at the links.( if that doesnt work than put, Black Diamond Atos Campaign , into google search and try the links and read what comes up it mjay well help )
You mjight care to loook up mjy questrion on the huges site here. If you need please feel free to contact me and we all need to keep each other posted and by doing so get beter and confronting the unfortunate desdire to get rid of even the genuinly ill people..
Come back if cant find the post.etc. ( send mje a direct mjessage if need beI am on twitter Andrew. Tollett @CMAMT
So sorry and lets all pray we can all help you .
Together we are stronger alone we are frightened and weak!
I am sorry about your plight, you tell a very familiar tale on here, that we have heard before. We are currently in the middle of building a new data base of professionals with knowledge of the condition, I would suggest contacting Hughes Syndrome Foundation directly with your location and asking, if not you may have to get a referral to London if possible. Mary F x
Typically - and as I found out too (even at proffessor level) maternity led consultants are just that - and unfortunately they do not think outside the box and refer you on to somebody once you have delivered.. My first pg that I lost late on I was told simply anticardiolipin antibodies were found in my blood and with injections I would be absolutely fine - no problems/worries - and I went skipping out of the hospital thinking all would be fine - they didnt even tell me on the next pregnancy to inject for 6 weeks after - and that was a proffessor at a top womens hospital!!!! Needless to say with every pregnancy I got sicker and sicker - strokes/heamorrhage,partial sight loss etc etc. Im lucky and my GP is on side - you may not need DLA because you can walk so many feet blah blah blah - but the reason is clear - if you have giddiness you should NOT be alone in the house at all,and you are too risky for employers to employ - and as for APS its not just the debilitating day to day stuff to get through - its the what 'could' happen at any given time. I really hope you get referred somewhere xx