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Assessment - felt like I was on trial

charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
edited February 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hello, just joined this site . Just attended my assessment which took a great deal out of me and fear the worse. Couldn't sleep properly for a few nights, kept waking up and kept going over and over again what happened.

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,639 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @charlene

    Welcome to the community! :)

    I am sorry to read that you have struggled following your assessment. You are not alone, there are many discussions regarding assessments, etc amongst the online community :)

    Hope you are sleeping better and if you need any more advice or just a friendly chat then we are all here for you! :)

    Ami :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    Thank you for your reply. Feeling very lost at present, my mind   finds it difficult to deal with stress. At night when sleeping it goes into overdrive in trying to process information, and I land up having vivid dreams.  Feeling a little better now, but dreading my assessment results.
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,639 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @charlene

    I understand how you are feeling, I too was like yourself while waiting for their decision (PIP). Can I ask how long ago your assessment was? 

    It is so frustrating when trying to sleep and all our brain wants to do is keep us awake worrying! I know it's easier said than done but try not to stress too much.  Is there anything you like to do to de-stress?

    I hope you get a good nights sleep, and have happy and relaxing dreams :)

    Speak soon

    Ami :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    Tuesday 13th was my assessment.  I was just made to feel I was on trial.  I was asked if I drove  and when I replied yes, I was made to fel that was wrong.  I was asked yo send in a list of my melds which I did, copying the list from my dose tote box. Maybe when asked if I wrote out my melds list I should have mentioned I have copied it's? Thank you for your reply and yes I have slept much better. But the first thought I had on waking was my assessment. brain brain go away!!
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    Sorry that should read September 2017
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,639 Disability Gamechanger
    Good morning @charlene

    How are you this morning? So glad to read that you are sleeping better! :)

    I can only imagine how daunting it was for you :( Have you received any letters or phone calls regarding why the decision is taking so long?

    Ami :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @charlene, just wanted to say hello and welcome to the community! So sorry to hear about your PIP experience, do let us know if we can be of any assistance.
  • JennysDadJennysDad Member Posts: 2,308 Pioneering
    Hello @charlene. I'm glad you have found your way here, but very sorry you're having such a tough time. All I can do myself, I'm afraid, is to promise to listen and to point you in the direction of any resources we may discover.
    Warmest best wishes to you,
    Richard
  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering

    Thankyou Richard.  I feel much better now that I don't feel quiet so alone.  Amazed how many people are having problems with pip.  Many thanks for your welcome Charlene



    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
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