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Hi so I applied for pip on the 9th of September I get the forms and filled them out ( cousin wrote for me) as I suffer with extreme fatigue anyway I had a f2f early December got a text 2 weeks later saying they receive the report I have “Crohn's, anemia, gallstones and under a dermatologist for my skin” the women who did my f2f was lovely a young lady who was a paramedic I was accompanied by my auntie who’s very good with communion as I’m not that great, anyway she seemed really understanding she said that my doctor wrote me a lovely letter and she was very sympathetic kept saying that “I was so young” anyway I applied for pip due to my condition worsening I have now been put on biologic drugs which I have to have infused at a hospital every 2/4/6 and 8 weeks aswell as iron infusions as they don’t think my body can absorb iron, I’m really worried that I won’t get it, my condition is horrible I work part time as a sales assistant in a clothes store and I’ve just had a lot of time of because I’m constantly ill, some times I’m either hospitalised or bed bound, I have a 7 year old daughter and my mum helps me to look after her and me when my condition flared up as I cannot get out bed I can’t even take medication because I end up throwing it up due to me not eating for days, I’ve been waiting 22 weeks since I first applied how much longer do you think it will take, personal the money would be great to help me cover unpaid leave at work due to my illness and cost of parking and petrol to get back and to to hospital as it’s half an hour away I do drive but I drive mostly with a pillow behind my back as I have really bad back pain, I was told I also have low mood I was put on sertraline but couldn’t take after one tablet as was making my condition worse ( going to the loo) I also well they think I may suffer from ptsd due to loosing my brother a few years ago it has been noted at doctors “possible ptsd” I hate taking medication so I am going to go back to the doctors and suggest some sort of therapy instead, should I ring up and ask for a copy of my report? I’m just worrying that I won’t get it even tho my condition is terrible I wouldn’t wish it on anyone I have over 200 pages of medical notes I only sent in about 10 but it does states on my colonoscopy report “escalate to biological” “sever crohns” I also sen fit evidence that I get a lose of sensation in my right legs, suffer with back pain, have gallstones, struggles to walk, walks with the a slight limp, I think I’ve sent enough in but I also have a letter fork my ibd nurse staying how dangerous the medication is (Infusions) “possible risk of skin cancer, activation of tb, and lymphoma cancer but I only got that evidence after I applied for pip should I ring them up about that to tell them the possible side effects or won’t that matter? Anyone else have similar condition or same and been awarded pip I’ve seen a hell of lot of been turned down with the same condition
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