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Fibromyalgia and PIP assessment

adelepeggadelepegg Posts: 1Member Listener
edited December 2016 in Disabled people
I have fibromyalgia I have had this for 6 years and I am o lot worse now as I can hardly walk and I am in constant pain I get pip but they have asked me to attend a assessment wwhat should I expect? 

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  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Posts: 7,732Member Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @adelepegg welcome to the community.  

    We have an FAQ section for information about PIP Assessments that might be of help to you.
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • lynnehollorenlynneholloren Posts: 4Member Listener
    I've got fibro as well and have had for a number of years you will find that there are many conditions associated with the condition and it does get worse as the years go by. You will find also that if you get injured or get an illness that over time your recovery period gets longer. There are various FB groups with members world wide and it is taken more seriously in the US or anywhere but the UK. You have to basically prove that the symptoms are not "all in your head" which is a well used phrase by the medical professionals initially. I fought for 12 years to prove I wasn't imagining my pain in the whole of my body.  Look in on the groups on FB you might learn something but as far as help is concerned try to get your GP on board and see if he can help, he might refer you to a pain management unit or a rheumatologist, its worth a try.
  • sellars09sellars09 Posts: 2Member Listener

    hi   iynneholloren  u  sound  just  like  me .....  it  was  hard  work   the  Rheumatologist   was  amazing !!!


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