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TOPIC: ESA Medical

ESA Medical 7 years 1 week ago #13200

Hi Everyone new to this site but just want a bit of advice.
I have my medical next week for ESA.
I have cervical spondylitis, fibromyalgia,IBS and suffer from depression,anixety and panic attacks.
Now what i want to know is,
I SOMETIMES wear a neck collar
I SOMETIMES need to use a walking stick
and
I ALLWAYS have to use pads for IBS.
Do i need to take the above with me to the medical even if i am having one of my better days when i dont need to use them?
Thanks
Karen x
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Re:ESA Medical 7 years 1 week ago #13202

  • CJ
I'd definitely go to the assessment wearing your neck collar and using your walking stick.

I went to my assessment using my walking stick, the Dr in her report said she had observed me walking 6 metres with a stick but they still said I didn't have any problems with my walking!!
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Re:ESA Medical 7 years 1 week ago #13210

Hi Karen,

I would certainly take your walking stick and collar to the medical to prove to the health professional that you have them and they have been used. But if it's one of your better days and you don't actually need to use them then I wouldn't do so.

Steve
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Re:ESA Medical 7 years 1 week ago #13211

I have also had a copy off my GP of a report from the rhumy at the hospital but this was dated in march this year.

I had another appt just 2weeks ago but my GP has not had a report from that yet.

My condition(s) have worsened a lot since march. So what to do. Do i take the report from march or wait til i get a copy off the one from 2weeks ago and take that to my appeal.
You know it will come to that cos from reading everyones input no one seems to get it first time.

Karen x
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Re:ESA Medical 7 years 1 week ago #13237

karene50
davis wrote:
I have also had a copy off my GP of a report from the rhumy at the hospital but this was dated in march this year.

I had another appt just 2weeks ago but my GP has not had a report from that yet.

My condition(s) have worsened a lot since march. So what to do. Do i take the report from march or wait til i get a copy off the one from 2weeks ago and take that to my appeal.
You know it will come to that cos from reading everyones input no one seems to get it first time.

Karen x

You have stated in your original post that you have to attend an ESA medical assessment, but in your last post you have said that you are attending an appeal hearing. Which is correct?

In any event, if it is at all possible I would suggest that you take both reports. You may find however that if you are attending an ESA medical, the so-called approved disability analyst may decline to look at the medical reports? Consequently, I would I would urge you to send a copy/copies to the office which is handling your ESA claim, as the decision maker is obliged to take into account all the evidence and not just that of the disability analyst.
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Re:ESA Medical 7 years 6 days ago #13252

Sorry that was my idea of a joke. What i was saying was that i know it will go to appeal as they allways seem to.

Have just received in the mail this morning the new report from the hospital so will take them both so that the medical examiner can see how i have declined in the last 8months.

Thanks for your replies.

Karen x
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