Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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'Invisible disability' - not exactly what it says on the tin

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  • Nystagmite
    Nystagmite Community member Posts: 596 Pioneering
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    Ehit said:
    Thank you for sharing your story. I too have fibromyalgia and know only too well those looks that obviously just don’t believe you. My latest was that of my PIP assessor! I’ve lost all my PIP because I was having a good day. 
    This happened to me too. It looks like when I have another dreaded assessment, the only way not to fail is to play up on things.

    I did once have a bus driver want to take my bus pass off me because according to him, I don't look disabled. The criteria for a bus pass is that you have to be refused a driving licence. (or other things) I meet that criteria for various reasons, including the medication I'm on. But how would anyone know anything about my medication unless I actually say something?

    I was once refused a bus pass on the basis that I can see too. I would love to know how anyone actually knows what I see.
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