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tomstoms Member Posts: 2 Listener

HI All,

New to the forum, my name is Tom Stevenson.

I have put in a post about recurring lower back spasms which I am suffering from, so would be great to hear thoughts from others.

Cheers


Tom


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  • emmarenshawemmarenshaw Community champion Posts: 678 Pioneering
    Hello Tom, welcome to the community. I’m Emma, one of the Community Champions who are here to help and advise should you need help navigating the community or have any questions. I’m sorry to hear about your pain, but know that we’re here should you need our support.
  • pink_princesspink_princess Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 131 Pioneering
    edited August 2019
    H Tom

    I am also a community champion just wanted to say welcome to the community.
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @toms   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining the community.  Also sharing sorry to hear this.

    I know there are many members who have similar problems.

    I one of the team of community champions on the forum..

    We help and guide new members who join and also give advice as well. Anything you need to know please ask. Some one will be able to answer a member of our team or a member of our community.

    Please have a look around our website.

    Please take care.

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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 7,604 Scope community team
    Hello @toms. Welcome to the community. I hope to see you around.  :)
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  • givingupgivingup Member Posts: 97 Courageous
    Hi everyone, I'm Al, I suffer from mental health problems for 36 years, trying to make mental health issues and benefit problems more aware with government and the general public as I feel all disabled people are getting a rough deal.
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @givingup   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    I am one of the team of community champions. We guide, advise and help new members who join the community.

    Please have a look around our website. Feel free to join in discussions.

    I have mental health issues myself. Glad to be supportive. Happy to know your here.

    Look for ward to your contributions to the forum.

    Enjoy reading them.

    Please if we can help with anything.  Please get in touch. Some one will know. A member of our team or a member of our community.

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    Take care.

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  • AilsAils Community champion Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @toms and welcome to the Community.  It is nice to meet you and thank you for sharing with us.  I hope you enjoy your time on the Community and look forward to seeing you on it.  If there is anything we can help you with at all then please just let us know.  All the best.   :)
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  • AilsAils Community champion Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @givingup and welcome to the Community also.  It is nice to meet you too and thank you for helping to raise awareness of an important subject such as mental health.  I look forward to reading future posts from you and hope you find the Community enjoyable as there are lots of lovely, supportive people on here.  Please let us know if we can support/help you in any way at all.  All the best.   :)
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  • givingupgivingup Member Posts: 97 Courageous
    edited August 2019
    Thank you. I've just posted a letter I wrote to Frank Field MP who is on a cross party committee concerning benefits and how cutbacks are affecting everyone including the disabled. I'll let you all know what he has to say when I receive a reply.
    I'm also going to write to my MP regarding the same. 
    P.s. I now also have to pay towards my medication, pay for dental treatment and eyetests because my esa has moved to contributions!
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 10,679 Scope community team
    Hi @givingup and a warm welcome to the community! If you are paying for more than one prescription a month then it may be worth looking at the prepayment prescription certificate. I hope this helps. :)

    I wish you the very best of luck with your campaigning!
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  • givingupgivingup Member Posts: 97 Courageous
    Hi Chloe, yes thanks, that's what I've had to do until I hear back from the nhs low income team. 
    May I take this opportunity to say to anyone that can, or their friends relatives etc to either write to Frank Field MP or there own local MP no matter what party it happens to be? 
    The more we can get our message across the better. 
    Thank you to everyone. Al.
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