I was diagnosed 17 years ago with SLE, I self medicate when I have flare ups. However 6 weeks ago I became really bad literally overnight, I am awaiting an appointment with a new consultant next week. However last week I found out I was pregnant with my 3rd child, approx 8-12weeks. I am still really poorly and pain is horrendous and all I can take is paracetamol till I'm seen at the hospital. I can't work due to this but I am Self employed as is my partner. Can I get any financial help and if so who do I talk to?
I've never claimed anything for my illness as I worked for DWP DLA helpline for years and never considered myself as bad as some cases.
Any help would be great as my partner is having to help a lot with the children and we are struggling