I have an appointment set by disability tomorrow, to see a psychologist for my anxiety & depression which I also suffer with and filed for along with fibromyalgia on my disability application. I have never been to a Psychologist so I am a little anxious about it. Wondering what your experience was with this if you too, had to go, and if it helped your disability case.
Thanks guys, it went well. The Dr was really nice and asked basic questions and some memory testing at the end. Session was about 45 mins. I did break down and cry during the appt, although I accept my new life of pain and challenges, I am still in a grieving process I realize, when I am asked about my history. I don't know when or if that part will ever go away, but I know it's OK and will be ok. Thanks for all your feedback! Warm hugs and well wishes to you all!
I just remembered another thing to tell the doctor - tell him/her if when the Fibro fog gets bad, your short term memory makes it much harder to do your job. Don't gloss over that part of Fibro.
Yes, and I was worried but the doctor was really cool and I wish I could see them as a patient.
As yet I've not seen psychologist, I've suffered with depression most of my life, only since I got ill and was housebound for a year, I've really suffered from anxiety, can't go anywhere to far unless with someone I know. She I went to PIP assessment, they won't do home visits. I was told benefit stopped if I don't go. I used a taxi firm that I trust and they know me. Because I attended they wrote I was pretty much independent, they asked a question and when I tried to explain how I managed a task and how long, it was hang on a minute, then straight into another question. I ended up 8 months for a tribunal, which the judge spoke to me via phone link 3 question's, I was awarded maximum amount. He said it should never have come to this. They'd applied for any and all paperwork which showed ATOS had received my appeal plus 3 sets of letters that had been sent to substantiate my claim. All of which they had denied receiving. I was told by separate party, they have a quota they have to meet, so depends on how they're doing. After that, it doesn't reflect on their figure's!!!