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My mandatory letter was denied..

Limesauce Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited October 2017 in PIP, DLA, and AA
I'm a long term sufferer of depression and anxiety, like a lot of people here, but... I've reached a point where I don't really exhibit symptoms after years of living with it... Just a long string of coping mechanisms that make me seem okay..
Well, on my meeting with PIP.. They came to my home, I  had stayed awake the whole night before and I just.. Answered the questions, trying to keep myself together.. I don't exactly blame the person for judging me as "okay".. and there's mixed comments in my appeal and original claim, I'm sort of swinging between eating disorders and every day is a different kind of fog. Doctors told me medication isn't doing much and if anything it makes the fog worse.
I don't know what to do, because if I make a tribunal.. ah, I don't know.
I can't even read the whole rejection letter, it's a lot of "you displayed no agitation or nervousness" and I just don't think she knows what that looks like. Maybe it was one of my better days..

Is there somewhere I can go? For help with the tribunal letter I mean.. I've been doing this on my own this entire time and maybe I'm just.. too honest? or..  I don't know.
I don't do anything on my own, I don't leave the house, I either eat too much or eat nothing at all, if I go shopping I buy too much and throw it away because I feel guilty.
I think my meeting ruined my claim.. just because I "look" okay and don't let it show

Sorry if this isn't the right place for this, I'm desperate for this to work, is all..



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