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Anxiety &depression &stress

dignifieddolldignifieddoll Member Posts: 52 Connected
edited September 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
Ive read what the person who sent me my desision letter and im concerned i have suffered with depression &stress since the sudden and very unexpected death of my son 2009 and after talking with my gp andR/A Specialist nurse they both diagnosed me with depression  &anxiety but because of other meds  for R/A that i was and still taking i was prescribed  tablets that i have to daily at certain time of which i was told would help with depression  &anxiety  and help me rest at night.the assessor wrote that i wasnt stress and didnt seem anxious .i was terrified could feel heart thumping and was shaking  etc when i tried to explain that i cant cope very well meeting people or going outside of my home and would rather not meet people or converse as in my head im thinking that people are staring at me because use a walking frame and walk on side of my feet at times because pain in my feet is so bad .they probably not but as i say its what i think .it says on letter im not taking meds for depression or anxiety so my points were deducted what can i do about this as i cant stop thinking about and my husband is concerned about me he thinks i may do something daft but i just cant help thretting and i feel like im going crazy  and find myself thinking more and more of my late son its nearly all day not just a few times as it was before all this  pip stuff started but cant explain very well.thought was making progress but i feel this has knocked me right back to 2009 can anyone help re explaining to pip about my depression meds please 

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  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @dignifieddoll, thanks for sharing this with us.

    It sounds as though you're coping with a lot at the moment, and I'm so sorry to hear about your depression and anxiety. The PIP process can feel really overwhelming, but hopefully we can help you to get started.

    If you feel your PIP decision was incorrect, you can appeal the decision. This Scope page tells you how to begin that process, and you can also find a video below. When you're ready to get started, you can find the first Mandatory Reconsideration request form on this page. Have a look, and do come back to us with any questions- many of our members have been through the process themselves and will be happy to help! 


  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    edited September 2018

    Ive read what the person who sent me my desision letter and im concerned i have suffered with depression &stress since the sudden and very unexpected death of my son 2009 and after talking with my gp andR/A Specialist nurse they both diagnosed me with depression  &anxiety but because of other meds  for R/A that i was and still taking i was prescribed  tablets that i have to daily at certain time of which i was told would help with depression  &anxiety  and help me rest at night.the assessor wrote that i wasnt stress and didnt seem anxious .i was terrified could feel heart thumping and was shaking  etc when i tried to explain that i cant cope very well meeting people or going outside of my home and would rather not meet people or converse as in my head im thinking that people are staring at me because use a walking frame and walk on side of my feet at times because pain in my feet is so bad .they probably not but as i say its what i think .it says on letter im not taking meds for depression or anxiety so my points were deducted what can i do about this as i cant stop thinking about and my husband is concerned about me he thinks i may do something daft but i just cant help thretting and i feel like im going crazy  and find myself thinking more and more of my late son its nearly all day not just a few times as it was before all this  pip stuff started but cant explain very well.thought was making progress but i feel this has knocked me right back to 2009 can anyone help re explaining to pip about my depression meds please 



    I honestly thought my reports were jokes. One of my many problems that is tied in with PTSD and frontal lobe damage is depression.
    The psychiatrist confirmed it and put me on Sertraline. This was quite a few years back. Since then I have been under the care of my GP.

    I explained all of the problems that I was having and how they impacted my life on the first PIP2 form back in 2013. I also told them that I was receiving another benefit - Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit because of these mental health problems - that award, which is for life, has me down as to losing 40% of my normal brain functions.

    The assessor decided that the DWP doctor was wrong in respect of their report for that benefit, they also decided that my psychiatrist & GP were wrong in that  taking Sertraline -200mg a day was my choice only and above all the DLA award was wrong in accepting that I had a mental health problem from 1995 to 2013.
    They came up with 14 reasons why I am fit and well mentally.

    After that for the 2nd & 3rd PIP2 form I didn't bother to mention anything about mental health as it was patently obvious that no one was ever going to believe I had a problem. I concentrated only on the physical issues and the impact they had on my life. which they also disregarded as being imaginary.
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