Hi, I suffer with depression, anxiety, panic attacks and agoraphobia. I only go out if I absolutely have to and have to have someone accompany me. I had to go for the medical on 4th May, which caused me a lot of anxiety and distress, which the examiner acknowledged and apologised for. I had to go to my doctor's beforehand as I was so upset by the very thought of going and I hardly ever visit the doctors as I find that in itself very distressing.
I received a phone call last Thursday saying that I had failed the medical. I have seen the list of the points system and to not be able to go out unaccompanied to a familiar place without it causing distress is 15 points! For the other part I got it to 11 points! I haven't received the letter yet, so I'm yet to see how they awarded points. To be honest, it makes me wonder why they call you for a medical in the first place if they're going to totally disregard what you say to them anyway.
So now I have to see my doctor, once the medical letter arrives, to see if he can help, then go through a whole lot of upset and anxiety to try to appeal, when all I want to do is cower in a corner and cry.
Just wondered if anyone else had the same problem and what happened next?