Waiting to see if I can get PIP appeal heard by telephone.
Morning. I've been getting into a right state over the past few weeks and have diarreah in the morning 3-4 times a week. It's gone round my front a few times and I started to get a dull ache in back and frequent urges to pee. I went to the doctor and was given antibiotics for cystitis. By this Monday I still felt the dull ache and urges to pee frequently so I went back. White cells in pee but didn't ring back so I take it that it's cleared up. My appetite is all over the place and I've been crying. I sent an email last Friday by phone,with the help of my mum,requesting a telephone appeal because of the stress that the wait is causing me,the diarreah,my anxiety levels significantly increasing,my OCD with the thoughts of a Tribunal going round in my head,cytitis,frequent stomach ache and headaches,not being able to get someone who knows the way to go with me,the thought of having to talk to strangers face to face,not sleeping well,staying in bed for two days last week due to feeling Overwhelmed by it all. They said they'll endeavour to get back to me in 10 working days. I think about it everyday. I feel like I'll be on trial. I can't cope with question after question in front of a panel. I get very stressed and lose my train of thought and can't always look people in the eye. How can I go over when my dad gets lost? Coventry stresses him out and then I get stressed. When I last had a face to face for ESA back in 2014,my dad got lost. He was stressing. I was stressing. I rang up the job centre and asked for directions,didn't understand them. We found it by a chance sighting. The last ESA I had was a home visit and for my PIP assessment which was Last November. Am I doing the right thing? What if they refuse me? I've heard the success rate isn't good for over the phone. Sorry for the long post.