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TOPIC: Re walking distance

Re:Re walking distance 6 years 2 months ago #77588

Thanks Neilw for your reply.200 meters!Do they think you are an athlete Neil?
How ridiculous!I am so sorry to hear how you have been treated.I am terrified of receiving the brown envelope through my letterbox.They obviously do not read the information and this is so worrying.
With Angina,just walking a few meters can cause your chest tighten.I can't go upstairs at home without having to use my GTN spray.
Would going to your MP do any good?
I understand that there may be a small per cent of people swinging the lead, but when you have medical evidence that should suffice.Angry on your behalf.
Happy Christmas and new year.
Amber

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Re:Re walking distance 5 years 11 months ago #83430

Hi Bro58,
I haven't heard of the MRC TEST, is it something I can ask my GP for? There is no Asthma clinic at my GP's surgery, are they only performed there?

Thanks.

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Re:Re walking distance 5 years 11 months ago #83443

Amber wrote:

Hi Bro58,
I haven't heard of the MRC TEST, is it something I can ask my GP for? There is no Asthma clinic at my GP's surgery, are they only performed there?

Thanks.


Hi A,

Asthma clinics are either held at the G.P. practice, and carried out by one of the Nurse Practioners within the practice, or they may be carried out at a local hospital, or other venue.

You should make enquiries with your practice regarding this.

A person with respiratory problems may be assessed by the treating HCP, and given a score of 1 to 5, (5 being the most severe) on the Medical Research Coucil Breathlessness scale, see :

www.nice.org.uk/usingguidance/commission...c_dyspnoea_scale.jsp

They may also have Spirometry tests, and Peak Flows, see :

www.peakflow.com/top_nav/normal_values/index.html

You should consult your G.P. regarding the above.

Any of the above can be used as evidence in your ESA WCA or DLA assessment, if it helps to show limitations as a result of respiratory conditions.

bro58

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Re:Re walking distance 5 years 11 months ago #83444

The MRC referred to is not actually a test, it is just a scle used to measure the degree of breathlessness. Anyone you see about your breathing problems should be able to document it for you.

You can find the scale here

MRC breahtlessness scale



Sorry, x post with bro

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Last Edit: by Mrs Hurtyback. Reason: x post

Re:Re walking distance 5 years 11 months ago #83464

Thanks Bro58 and Mrs Hurtyback,much appreciated. I will see my GP about having my breathing difficulties documented.
Thank you both.

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