Where do I start??? I am currently having a nightmare!!! Due to complications with my lupus...confusion...fits.....I have become fearful of leaving the house. After many excuses for not attending medicals with atos I received a letter saying that I have to attend the medical app I was given or they are going to stop my benefits.......There is no way of explaining the anxiety and stress this caused but feeling I had little option I had no choice but to attend! During the medical i was shaking uncontrollably and crying continuously as I explained my problems symptoms and how i was affected....explaining I have only left my house ten times or less in the last 3 years, cannot go anywhere alone and also explained the problems I have with mental health...how I cant cope with changes or stress etc.....I also showed the medication i was currently taking.....reboxetine, escitalopram and 600mg of amisulphride (which is a particularly high dose). I left the assesment assuming the assessor understood my issues...how wrong was I?
I received a letter stating I was fit to work and my benefit was stopped....whats worse is the letter explained I had not received any points! THEN......it stated I had no problems with change...was able to go anywhere alone and I appeared mentally well and was fit to work!!! I was speechless..........it just didnt make any sense!
My problems worsen as my money had stopped including housing benefit......but my problems still exist and anxiety kicked in........unable to go and get a sick note I have had no food for 4 days now....even before this survived on dry bread (no exaggeration) now my electric has ran out and my rent was due this week when i havent even paid last months rent! I have no family or support so I am seriously in danger of being homeless very soon!
Due to stress I have had extreme migraines with sickness for weeks and even considered suicide rather than go out and resolve this! Today im going to dctors well thats if i can do it.....doctors appointments cause me anxiety as it is due to endless appointment where i was told my problems where in my head before i was diagnosed....I just hope i can do it!
I receive DLA which to me makes no sense....my problems are enough to receive DLA yet not enough for esa???????