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SteveCat wrote: »
Regarding the Fibro sufferers, I would like to ask a question regarding something I experience. Do any of you suffer pain in and around you rib cage, I do and its horrible. It usually starts from my back and shoots through to the front, I hate it and find it worrying sometimes thinking its something else. Anyway just thought I'd ask.
welshbit wrote: »
It helps to have a supportive GP, if you don't have one then try a different GP at your practice. I have 4 GPs at my practice, 3 of them have had me in tears, but the other 1 is absolutely fantastic. She encouraged me to apply for DLA and to use CAB. She advised me about a blue badge. You need a supportive letter from your GP stressing your problems with mobility. You then fill in a form and include the GP letter. Hopefully they'll reply asking you for a photo and a chq to cover admin (either £2 or £4, can't remember). I]Does anyone else suffer with memory problems? don't know if it's the FM, depression or the meds.[/I NB you don't need incapcity benefit or DLA to qualify for a blue badge.
tightperson wrote: »
After my RTA I had a very sympathetic good GP, then I got moved to another GP for the last 8 months and he's done nothing for me, thought I was having a laugh when I told him I was applying for DLA, wouldn't help my application at all. The DLA have now written to him for a report, he knows nothing of many of the problems and difficulties I face, I'm worried he will scupper my DLA claim. I have now got several Specialist Consultant letters together and sent them to the DLA and I am now going to move to another GP.
Yorkiepud wrote: »
Well, I have sat here reading your messages, with tears rolling down my face.
Take care and keep your chins up ... xxx
welshbit wrote: »
I know there's no common sense when it comes to the DLA decision makers, but from my point of view, if your GP doesn't write a favourable report when you have letters from specialist consultants supporting you then it won't show him in a very good light. GP's have to be a jack of all trades and mostly masters of none. Whereas your specialists letters should be held in much higher regard. I hope your decision maker has some common sense and you get the DLA that you are obviously entitled to. If you're not satisfied with the outcome contact CAB ASAP and they will help you to try and get the decision overturned. Well done for making the decision to change GPs. It's a pain in the rear but good for you for doing something about it, when life is already so challenging.
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