I've been diagnosed with SLE for the last 3 years, I constantly have pain in my hips and knee joints and a lot in my arms and hands as well fatigue and general achiness and sometimes feeling weak and shakey. Im also currently getting almost continuous muscle cramps due to my flare up. I currently take 10 mg prednisone to take the edge off and on hydroxy 400mg. I've been to the rheumatologist and just been put on methotrexate. When I'm in a flare I can struggle to even get out the house at all. But on good days (not during my flare) I can walk a good 15/20 minutes without a lot of pain. I can push myself more but then I suffer for the next few days. I pretty much drive everywhere. I'm currently not working following having my little girl 16 months ago and my health hasn't been in a place I've felt able to work at the moment. As with these invisible illnesses I look fine. My question is, is there any point in applying for PIP? It's only really the mobility part I am wondering about. Has anyone like me been successful in an application?
I was also wondering if anyone has a disabled parking badge? Sometimes I end up not going in places if I have to park to far away but I know lupus doesn't class as a 'disability'.