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    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 5th Jul 14, 7:40 PM
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    Denied PIP- will I lose ESA?
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    • 5th Jul 14, 7:40 PM
    Denied PIP- will I lose ESA? 5th Jul 14 at 7:40 PM
    As title.
    Thanks to Capita I didn't get PIP. I get ESA support group, now the PIP have decided there's nothing wrong with me will I lose my ESA?
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    • QuackQuackOops
    • By QuackQuackOops 14th Jul 14, 8:00 AM
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    Good God Quack- do you work for Capita?!
    To give some background I am an ex mental health HCA with a foundation year mental health nurse training background so I know what antidepressants do. I know how SSRI's work and I also know that there it is suggested that they work in conjunction with other methods to help with various mental health conditions. And maybe I should have said that CBT didn't help, not that it didn't work. The therapist stated I needed specialist intervention from their therapist that was trained in PTSD as my underlying issues that caused this were not something she could deal with. However the funding is only for five sessions and it took me until about the third to even be able to engage with her.
    I wasn't given antidepressants until about a month after first presenting with the symptoms. My doctor knows my dislike of medication but it became obvious to her that I needed something as at that point I was quite unwell and my symptoms have since fluctuated madly although since a sudden unexpected bereavement of a close and dear friend earlier this year my mood has plummeted again. It's not so much I didn't want to help myself which I think is a bit unfair to suggest- after all you have no idea of my circumstances it was a case of it wasn't right for me so it didn't help me.
    I have said before I am not going to go into the circumstances of my PTSD as it's nobody's business- but the DWP have been provided with reams of documents relating to it and the circumstances of both events that lead to it. They have also been provided with the necessary evidence of my previous suicide attempts, self harm and the hospital admissions caused by my panic attacks that caused me to collapse and hit my head and the one caused by an attack developing into a seizure (which by the way were all witnessed)
    This thread has taught me a lot of things- there's a lot of very judgemental people out there but one thing I do know is that it doesn't seem to have affected my ESA. MR is being requested with supporting documentation although I'm pretty sure that some of you think it will fail again!
    Thanks to everyone who offered useful information.
    Originally posted by Mrs_Ryan
    You have taken my posts personally and I am not directly them at you in that way.
    There are people who read threads who are also looking for help.

    As I said, I wrote the posts to clarify some of the points you made, such as "CBT failed to work."
    I would not like to think that anyone else reading, searching for help, thinks to themselves "That lady thought CBT was useless so I'm not going to bother going".

    Anyway, good luck with your claim.
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