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TOPIC: Help I'm panicking about my face to face interview

Help I'm panicking about my face to face interview 1 month 2 weeks ago #195054

When going for assessment, all you need to be is you. You do not have to make any special effort, you are not going on a date. The assessor needs to see you as you are, without any coping mechanisms you have.
The assessor doesn't know you, your job is to teach them about the difficulties you have. You might have the best medical evidence there is, but you are the person that knows you best, in fact you are the worlds best expert on you. This is your chance to tell your story and get the help you desertve to lead the best life you can.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Mrs Hurtyback, sjwcr

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Help I'm panicking about my face to face interview 1 month 2 weeks ago #195073

Thank you so much for that lovely comment your so right no one knows what my life is like than myself and I'm going to go to my interview and just tell them how my quality of life is effected , has anyone took all there medications along with them to the interview?

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Help I'm panicking about my face to face interview 1 month 2 weeks ago #195075

lilliecat wrote: Thank you so much for that lovely comment your so right no one knows what my life is like than myself and I'm going to go to my interview and just tell them how my quality of life is effected , has anyone took all there medications along with them to the interview?


I've seen mixed feedback on this, some members have had the assessor go through their medication box by box and others have been able to get by with just a prescription repeat.

Do you have an up to date prescription repeat you could take?

If you have any old (not too old) empty medicine boxes then you could take these instead but if not then I can only recommend that you take what you are currently prescribed.

Gordon

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Help I'm panicking about my face to face interview 1 month 2 weeks ago #195083

It helps if you have any recent Hospital letters with your recent medication listed as well as prescription to back it up.
In another post I stated that it helps to know if you know the assessor working background as the more experienced they are the more likely they will know your medications & what it is used for. Although they may ask you a few questions like what you take a particular drug for & what side effects these cause you.
My drugs make me drowsy & give me slurred speech, just because I had this apt I still took my meds so they could see first hand what I described in my form was true. Just because you have an apt don't alter your medications to accommodate this, let them see you as you are!

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