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sparks69 Member Posts: 2 Listener
I have my tribunal soon. 
Just looking for any support and advice. 
I have fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. I still work. But that’s about all I do. Don’t want to stop working as it keeps me going. 
Struggling with pain and exhaustion 24/7. 
Very nervous of the tribunal but trying not to let my anxiety get the better of me. 

Thank you



  • serenity2
    serenity2 Member Posts: 206 Pioneering
    hi @sparks69

    sorry to hear of your struggles.
    i hope you have managed to get some support with the tribunal appointment, and it all goes well for you.
    anxiety over these sort of things can be awful...I hope you manage to keep it at bay, it can be difficult. I use distractions whenever meditations by Michael sealey help me, but I know it can be difficult.
    come here too whenever you need a chat, that can help.

    i wish you a successful tribunal !

    Best Wishes
  • lulu1949
    lulu1949 Member Posts: 62 Courageous
    Bless you, keep calm, not as bad as you think, clerk rings you first to put you at ease. Try not to stress. Just answer the questions they ask and stick to what you say first time if they ask you over and over.good  luck xx
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,287 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome

    In preparation go through your bundle and prepare detailing which descriptors you think you should have scored more for any why, give real examples of what happens when you try and do that task, Make sure you have covered everything with their questions and if not add any missing information at the end when they ask you 
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 5,284 Disability Gamechanger
    @sparks69 good luck with your tribunal, remember things are often better than we think they’re going to be.

    “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”

    ― Dalai Lama XIV
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,572

    Scope community team

    Best of luck with your tribunal @leeCal. Just take your time and answer as thoroughly as you can. 
    They may not ask but if it comes up, be sure to explain the impact working has on you and what (if any) adjustments are made to enable you to work to clear up any misunderstandings about it contradicting your reason for claiming. 
    Let us know how you get on. :)
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