Hi everyone. I was hoping for a bit of advice. I have been suffering with various symptoms since April 2014, just as I get one thing under control something else happens. I was diagnosed with lupus by my Dermatologist due to the rash which I totally have under control now so to look at me there's nothing wrong. However, for a good 12 months now I have suffered with chronic pain in my lower back, hips, lower legs, my feet and ankles and toes swell all the time. Because of these pains I find walking very challenging and have to use a stick. I also suffer from the fatigue grately to the extent that I can fall asleep at any given moment without warning. I have fallen asleep whilst out with friends, with hot drinks watching TV and scalded myself, sat round my dying father in laws bed to mention a few of the more inappropriate times. I have no control over this it's literally one minute I'm there the next I've gone. I feel constantly shattered and worn down and have no energy. I am currently under Dermatology, Rheumatology, mental health and I'm waiting for an appointment with the pain clinic. I already get PIP but only care, not mobility as I can actually move it's just very difficult. My question is related to my work, after being suspended due to various mistakes and falling asleep a couple of times I am currently on the sick again. My employer is probably going to sack me anyway but is unable to do so whilst I'm providing sick notes. I currently don't feel that I'll ever be able to work again and give the 100% which she obviously demands as my employer. I'm wondering how ESA works, will I get it automatically as I already get PIP? And is this still the case if I quit or would I be penalised then? The same goes for if she sacks me could I automatically get ESA or would I be punished for this? Totally stressed with this as I am the only eaner in my house with 3 children to look after and Christmas fast approaching. Thanks for any advice sorry for the massive post a comment
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