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TOPIC: ESA medical!!!!

ESA medical!!!! 3 months 2 weeks ago #166463

Hi,

After 16 weeks of waiting I have a ESA medical in a few weeks.
I have been sent to a psychologist from the pain clinic. I have been told I will see them for quite a number of months. We have started our sessions and I do not feel as if I will be able to attend as I suffer from severe anxiety and depression.
What should I do?

Kind Regards

Purp
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ESA medical!!!! 3 months 2 weeks ago #166501

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Purp wrote:
Hi,

After 16 weeks of waiting I have a ESA medical in a few weeks.
I have been sent to a psychologist from the pain clinic. I have been told I will see them for quite a number of months. We have started our sessions and I do not feel as if I will be able to attend as I suffer from severe anxiety and depression.
What should I do?

Kind Regards

Purp

I am afraid it is unlikely that you can postpone the assessment until you have had a chance to meet with your Psychologist, at best, cancelling this appointment will simply result in a new one being allocated with three weeks of the first.

You can only re-arrange your appointment once, after that you must attend the next appointment whenever or wherever it is made or you risk your claim being closed.

Is there anybody else you can talk to, perhaps your GP?

Gordon
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ESA medical!!!! 3 months 2 weeks ago #166529

Thanks Gordon,

I think I will just have a conversation with my doctor.
See what he recommends.
These things are so stressful and leading up to it causes me nothing but anxiety and worry. I guess everybody goes thru this, I just find it unbearable.
It's maybe worth just getting good it over and done with it will see what my doctor says
Thank you very much for the advise.

Purp
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ESA medical!!!! 3 months 3 days ago #167774

Hi Gordon ,

Just to let you guys know that I had my medical yesterday.
It was early yesterday, so up at 6am as it takes me a bit of time to get ready. Traffick was terrible and having to stop the car so i could get out and move. however after being late it was no where as bad as I thought.
We did have to wait for over an hour to be seen after checking in. This was the worst part as I was getting sore waiting. I eventually got taken and I must say the girl was very pleasant and with the information I had provided and with your guys help in putting it the right way. I was very surprised that I was in for only 10min and then the girl said. Right that's us and helped me out the premises.
She told me not to worry about anything and everything was fine.
I got the impression that she fully understood my illnesses and could see that I am no where near full health.
So thanks for all your help, it was the best thing to get it over and done with.

Thanks
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ESA medical!!!! 2 months 1 week ago #169710

Hi guys,

The dreaded brown envelope arrived yesterday after a bit of a wait.
I would like to say a big thanks to benefits and work for there help in filling the form in and also with the help of the actual medical that I must admit was no where near as bad as some and lastly to you guys for posting your troubles " I'd does make me feel better to know I'm not in this alone" so thanks.
I have been placed in the "Support group" and hopefully I won't hear anytime from them for a long time, as my troubles don't seem to be getting better anytime soon if ever.

Thanks for all your help and I'm so glad I joined Benifits and work.

Purp
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ESA medical!!!! 2 months 1 week ago #169763

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Purp

Congratulations on the SG award, well done and thank your for your comments about B&W.

Gordon
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