Fibromyalgia

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Joycemcnally1961
Joycemcnally1961 Community member Posts: 35 Listener
The walking stick I'm using was done through my GP. Sent my pip form back they have received. Just waiting for a desicion or letter to go for assessment. I have a lot a medical problems not just fibromyalgia. 

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  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community member Posts: 7,893 Championing
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    Hi @Joycemcnally1961 let us know if we can help you with anything :)
  • Joycemcnally1961
    Joycemcnally1961 Community member Posts: 35 Listener
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    Ami2301. Thank you. I will do when I get my letter to go for assessment will contact you to ask what to expect at the assessment and what I should say and what I shouldn't say. Many thanks. 
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,528 Championing
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    Hi @Joycemcnally1961, how are you doing today?
  • EricaMcD
    EricaMcD Community member Posts: 32 Contributor
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    I know going for an assessment.  I went through a medical assessment recently.  I would get together all the medical and empirical evidence you can to support your case.  I would speak to people around you that you trust.  I would also speak to anyone you know and trust around you that have been through this process too.  Let the online community know how you get on and how you are doing as you go along. 
  • Joycemcnally1961
    Joycemcnally1961 Community member Posts: 35 Listener
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    Hi chloe. Not doing good at min just waiting for phone call from my GP . they have just had letter from my consultant to prescribe me some medication after 5weeks. Many thanks for your reply. 
  • Joycemcnally1961
    Joycemcnally1961 Community member Posts: 35 Listener
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    Hi EricaMcD thanks for your feedback. Yes I've got all my medical evidence. I've lot a friends who has fibromyalgia and they say it can be very painful. also I'm tired a lot as I don't get much sleep through the night but can't sleep through day I've tried but can't seem to get off to sleep. Many thanks. 
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,528 Championing
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    Hi @Joycemcnally1961, did you manage to hear from your GP? I hope the new medication helps. Please do let us know how you get on. 
  • Joycemcnally1961
    Joycemcnally1961 Community member Posts: 35 Listener
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    Chloe GP is contacting me tomorrow about medication. Also got a message from pip today saying I will receive letter. have to go for assessment on the 23rd October. That was quick they only received it last week on Thursday. I'm really dreading going. Many thanks chloe. 
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,528 Championing
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    I hope it goes well tomorrow then. :)

    I can see why you'd be dreading it but we will all be here whatever the outcome. A lot of people share their bad experiences and the good ones often don't get heard.

    We wish you luck with the assessment and if there is anything we can do to help then please do let us know. :)
  • Joycemcnally1961
    Joycemcnally1961 Community member Posts: 35 Listener
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    Thank you chloe. Why I'm dreading it because don't know what to expect never been for assessment for myself before. I went with my partner 3 years ago and he got no points went to the tribunal and DWP lost the case. 
  • Joycemcnally1961
    Joycemcnally1961 Community member Posts: 35 Listener
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    Hi. Does anyone suffer from pain in there Teeth with fibromyalgia. Just I have  never suffered from pain in my teeth until I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia.. Many thanks. 
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,528 Championing
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    Hi @Joycemcnally1961, I'm sorry to hear this. How are you getting on today?
  • Joycemcnally1961
    Joycemcnally1961 Community member Posts: 35 Listener
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    Not very good. Just can't get to sleep. GP put me on 10mg nortripyline for month to see how I get on unfortunately there not working. Got phone call on Monday night from pip they had cancellation for assessment for tomorrow instead of next Wednesday so going tomorrow at 3pm..thank you chloe for asking. Will keep you informed how my assessment went. 
  • Joycemcnally1961
    Joycemcnally1961 Community member Posts: 35 Listener
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    Ami2301. Went for my assessment on Thursday 17th October they had a cancellation so went a week earlier. The DWP received my assessment report on Monday. So now I'm just waiting for my report coming back to me to see if I got any points. 
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,528 Championing
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    I really hope it has gone well for you @Joycemcnally1961! Please do let us know. :)
  • Joycemcnally1961
    Joycemcnally1961 Community member Posts: 35 Listener
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    Said it could take up to 6 weeks before I get a reply. I'm just hoping I got somewhere with this assessment. Thank you chloe. 
  • Joycemcnally1961
    Joycemcnally1961 Community member Posts: 35 Listener
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    Hi. Chloe just to let you know i was awarded my pip. So I'm pleased didn't take to long. 
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,528 Championing
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    Ah that's amazing @Joycemcnally1961!! Thank you for letting us know, so happy for you!