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have seen specialist

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have seen specialist

Postby seren921 » Sun May 16, 2010 10:47 pm

right ok i saw the FM specialist on tuesday morning and he has told me i have chronic fatigue syndrome does any one know what the difference is as from the things i have seen on the net and FM books all the symptoms are the same,
also he has told me that i shouldnt go back to work but i have looked at dla claims on line and most people get refused constantly if they claim for CFS, i also have sciatica constantly and damage to my neck, osteoartheritis or spondilitis depending on which one of my doctors i see as they both say different to one another, this also causes problems with my hands and dropping things all the time and constant pins and needles or numbness in fingers on both hands
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Re: have seen specialist

Postby denys » Mon May 17, 2010 12:06 am

Hi Seren

I think different people will give different answers to this one but here's what I was told, my niece has just been dx with CFS and as I know there is a relationship between CFS and FM I asked my GP, he said that he thinks they are different ends of the same syndrom

ie at one end you have pain being the worst syptom with fatigue secondary and the other the fatigue being the worst with pain second and supposedly if thats the case you could have people inbetween the 2 points :dunno: :dunno: regarding dla claims if your GP knows how your problems affect your everyday life then he should be able to give you a good report.

Im sorry you are suffering at the moment and hope you get some peace soon and I know others will be along shortly to give you advice and support :grouphug:
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Re: have seen specialist

Postby velvet » Mon May 17, 2010 12:05 pm

as far as DLA goes it is how your life is affected not diagnosis that counts and when you have more than one condition then tend to play off each other and you end up with a sum that is greater than its parts - if applying you need to detail everything that is wrong with you and exactly how your life is affected
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Re: have seen specialist

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