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Esa medical denied

kaz4117kaz4117 Member Posts: 3 Listener
Hi , I’m wondering if I can get advice please , iv just been taken off esa . They are a lot of questions I’m about to appeal from but more than so when I told about pains in my legs burning and tingling sensation my gp put it down to never damage , the esa interviewer told me doctors will tell u anything ? Should she be saying that ? And also when I told her I was on 400g pain killer she told me it was to high of a dosage baring in my it gives me little reliefs from pain . Now iv taking myself of vital medication by me questioning my go ability to care for me I’m think I’m losing my mind now .

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  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @kaz4117
    I think it is important that you listen to your GP over an ESA assessor, it is usually said that you shouldnt stop prescribed medication without speaking to your doctor so that is quite concerning.  Suddenly stopping medications can cause side effects and make you feel quite poorly.

    Can you get a doctors appointment to talk this through with a professional?
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • kaz4117kaz4117 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Not until 14th of may iv been ringing every day to get earlier one but not been successful yet 
  • Lasian_ScopeLasian_Scope Member Posts: 660 Pioneering
    edited May 2018
    Hi @kaz4117

    Are you able to get any face to face help for an appeal? Citizen's advice may be able to help with that and also your concerns with the assessor's comments.

    We do have some useful information about appealing a DWP benefits decision that I hope will help. Have you already asked for a mandatory reconsideration?
  • kaz4117kaz4117 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Shelter is working towards an appeal to their decision, and didn’t think I could make a complaint about this person . Atm my head is spinning with everything and now having to claim a benifits that states I MUST be fit for work is a lie on my behalf because I’m physically and mentally not fit for work I just don’t know who to turn to 😭
  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    It can be dangerous to suddenly stop taking medication @kaz4417
    and so important to only take advice from medical professionals who know your history.  
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • JennysDadJennysDad Member Posts: 2,308 Pioneering
    Echoing @Sam_Scope here, @kaz4417. Don't take yourself off medications without the specific advice of your medical professional. These assessors seem scarcely to know their own job, let alone that of people actually qualified.
    Please, please take care of yourself,
    Warmest best wishes,
    Richard
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