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JSA and fit note troubles
I had to go to the Doctor today to get my Fit Note renewed. Because my Doctor was on holiday I had to see another one. He seemed to know what the DWP want. He signed me off for 3 months which takes me past the JSA period & he put Debility because of the constant tiredness etc I am suffering. I mentioned I thought it was more than a Virus. I suggested it could be Fibromyalgia which I had been told to suggest by the lady from the CAB after I told her some of the symptoms & she asked me other questions about & told me it could be that. Unfortunately there is no test to confirm it. I was supposed to go yesterday about the Fit Note but forgot because of brain fog & a headache & feeling absolutely exhausted as if I had not slept for days. I got up forced some breakfast down me, took a couple of painkillers & went back to bed within about half an hour. I slept all day until late afternoon when I woke up feeling a bit better & remembered about the appointment. I rang the Surgery to apologise & try & get another appointment. I had to ring up this morning. I still felt really rough but managed to get to the Surgery. When I got home I was so exhausted I had to go to bed for the afternoon. I have to go to the Jobcentre tomorrow to sign on & take the Fit Note but I am not sure what will happen now. The information I have found mentions going on to ESA but I was already on ESA until a few weeks ago when I had to miss a Medical Assessment & the Decision Maker decided I was evading medicals because I had to change a couple of appointments because they were at unsuitable times. I have a case pending at the Tribunal but as yet nothing has happened. I was told I had to claim JSA which I was doing until now.