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sick of feeling trapped!

sickoffeelingtrapped Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Im trapped in my body with pain daily I cant stand very long or walk from far.

People me and cause I look ok they think I am. Its most annoying and soon will have a PIP review. Scared I will have my mobility car removed. Ive no money to pay for another car or money to maintained. Then Im trapped in the my home then which will majorly effect my mental health. Life is beginning to feel really pointless. No pointbto carry on any longer.


  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Community member Posts: 5,209 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome

    So sorry you are feeling this way.
    When is you PIP reveiw due ?
    How are you preparing for it ?
    Have you seen your GP recently ?

    Please let us know if we can help you in any way
    There is plenty of info on here and the CAB site about PIP claims and reveiws

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,153 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @sickoffeelingtrapped

    Good afternoon & welcome to our family.

    Please Please Please talk to me before you do anything too Drastic !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yes I have got Chronic Pain 24/7.

    "Since 2005"

    I have been waiting for NHS Treatment ever since (12yrs)

    Please Please contact me if that will help ???????
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,671 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @sickoffeelingtrapped welcome to the community.

    I am sorry to hear you are feeling low, it sounds like you are a bit overwhelmed at the minute.  You can speak to the Samaritans if you are feeling very low.  There is also some great support and advice from MIND about suicidal feelings.

    Do you see anyone from a specialist pain team? They can offer support, advice, treatment and counceling regarding long term pain.

    Secondly, I understand the stress of thinking about your review, do you have a date for this?  If you wanted to prepare for this, perhaps you could speak to someone at the Scope helpline about ways to prepare for it? That might be making sure your papers are in order and any evidence you need is to hand. For example, recent doctors reports etc. You can call the helpline on 0808 800 3333.

    There is always a point to carrying on, I understand that you feel low right now and that you think things are pointless, but it isn't pointless.  We care and we can try and offer you support with your review and if things don't turn out the way you hope, we can give you lots of information about appealing the decision.

    This is a friendly community, so please do jump in and get involved.
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  • missm
    missm Community member Posts: 41 Courageous
    I know how you feel, after 6 years with mobility car they have took mine off me and am house bound, i sent my MR and got my reply 3 days later no change standard care and standard mobility, got my letter on Feb 20th to move from DLA to PIP so its been a really long slog to get here and mentally im drained going to tribunal but I dont hold out much hope reading statements on other sites i think i might as well just give up 
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Community member Posts: 5,209 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi missm

    Please don't give up
    The success rate at tribunal is a lot greater than MR. The panel is independant and will look at all the evidence without the bias of the DWP. All they should be interested in is the truth, they are very used to to shinnannigans of the DWP and the misrepresentations of the HCP reports. If you have any further evidence then do submit it especially helpful would be a GP's letter addressing specifically the PIP descriptors and the trouble you have with the daily tasks and your mobility.

    Please let us know if we can help

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,793 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @sickoffeelingtrapped, how are you doing?

    I'm sorry to hear you're struggling @missm. As CR says, we're all here to support and advise you wherever possible, and to hopefully help you achieve the best possible outcome.
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