Sorry to bother you with the same question, again.
I moved to the UK in September to study, having already being diagnosed with Lupus in another country.
I registered with a GP as soon as I arrived in the UK, but since I did not have a proper document in English to verify the diagnosis, he doubted me – despite translated documents of a blood panel and kidney biopsy results. He ordered a blood test after which he referred me to a rheumatologist. I’m still waiting for an appointment.
For the same reason, not having a “proper diagnosis”, I wasn’t able to register with the university’s disability office. The result was to stress myself to breaking point – I forced myself to do a presentation, despite suffering from anxiety, going three days without sleep. I cannot begin to describe how I feel right now; I’m a bloated bag of pain.
I need to register with the disability office ASAP. Can somebody help me – how can I convince them that I must avoid stressful conditions, like any form of public speaking, strenuous physical activity, exposure to UV / sunlight, that I also suffer from arthritis and I cannot take notes in class, and a million other lupus related implications? I will not survive another semester like this.