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Hi, my name is margix! Help with PIP forms

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margix
margix Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited July 2023 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hello, I'm Hoping to get some help and advise  on my pip claim form .   I'm not very good at completing  forms .and finding it hard to put into words how my health issues  affect me . I get very anxious and get  confused  'Brain fog ' and end up giving up as my words don't make sense.

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  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,911 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @margix

    Welcome to the community! :) How are you today? 

    Citizen's Advice have an advice page on how to fill out the PIP forms. You could also reach out to them to talk through them if you feel that speaking to them directly would help :) 
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  • margix
    margix Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Thanks I  have   looked  on citzens advise website and it has some good advise although I'm unsure  of how to relate it to my medical issues.  I have had past heart attack takasubo  cardiomyopathy diagnosis  in January  2021 no stents done at time . Put on multiple  medication  for preventative  measures  since and have since suffered with ongoing palpatations,  chest tightness.  Pounding, breathlessness on exertion on investigations  they said it maybe  angina. 
    I have also for many years  had bowel  issues , faecal  incontinence since about 2012 ,  many investigations , diagnosed with ibs , ibd said maybe stress related .which have had to deal with on a daily  basis . After further investigation  in last 2yrs have also been diagnosed with  ceoliac  disease. Now struggling  with gluten free diet,  though still have incontinence  problems  especially when stressed. I have suffered  with stress anxious  depression  for many years take medication , which has never really helped feel easily  anxious and panic in any stressful situation  , and feel unable to cope with  things as used too. Can't think straight  and get brain fog 
    I also have pain issues , lower back pain since  injury  at work  in 2003 . Shoulder injury  2009 . I also have oeoesteoporosis  neck pain  , pain all joints for many  years . And  hip pain diagnosed as arthritis   in recent years .
    I find it hard to express and  write down   how these health problems effect  and relate to   daily living on pip form  and need help to put down on paper .any help and advise would be appreciated  . 
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,911 Disability Gamechanger
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    @margix I am so sorry you have been going through so much. You could call Citizen's Advice for help with the forms still. They'll be able to help you with explaining it for the form. 

    It's hard for a lot of people to explain it on the form. Some have advised doing one of two questions, taking a break and coming back to it over a few days so it's not too overwhelming. 
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