I'm new I've been diagnosed approx 4 years now with PMR.
ITs been all down hill from there. I'm still on steroids and my Dr wants to get me off them. I get Symptoms but I've decided going back to her every 3 weeks I'm going to put up with the pain of it. I've also got brittle bones will osteoporosis and I have a very weak right leg and am using a stick. My Dr said to make Pip claim because I'm really unsteady, have regular falls breaking something and I've had enough. I live on a country lane with a very limited bus route and even when they do turn up I end up rolling around like a marble as the bus takes bends and hills at break neck speeds. My question is related to pip. I only claimed in the middle of April 2016 got a face to face within three weeks and I've had a text message stating I qualify for PIP and there will be a payment to my bank within 2 weeks. I know these things are individual but I really hope to be awarded enhanced rate mobility. The face to face health professional wouldn't do the physical as it was deemed as too risky for me. I can walk about 50 metres but not safely without someone else because I'm unsteady and I get dreadful hip pain. I'm very deficient in vitamin d because I don't go out on my own. I fractured my skull falling just outside the house into the garden.