Hi ...Ive just received a reminder for another doctors "fit" note or letter. My ESA50 is meant to be in by the 13th November but my first rheumatologist appointment is on the 19th and am having an MRI done next week ... I have no back up evidence with my systemic symptoms yet ... Ive got my diagnosis letter from the Dermatologist proving i have Discoid Lupus Erythematosus and photosensitivity and she has started treating me with Iron tablets, Quinoric and now steroids due to inflammation and eyelid drooping/dry throat and muscle spasms... however she has no experience on the systemic side and she referred me to the Rheuma along with the Physiotherapist for an MRI ... My fit note stated "unfit for work" and GP ticked "will not need to assess your fitness for work again at the end of this period" (what does that mean?) He also has put me on Painkillers, Amitriptyline, Colofac and Ibuprofen Gel (cant take tablets) .. so do I sign on JSA until I see the Rheuma? or go back and talk to my GP ( cant see him till next week) which will be late to send in another fit note.... Im fed up because they dont give you time to sort anything out at the DWP ... Looks like ive either got to go with what evidence I have, with a late fit note or sign on JSA ... -x- Can anyone help .. please xxx
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