i received word today that my claim for ESA is being denied.
i have been on ESA Since August 2011, and have recently had my second medial exam which i apparently failed, i am suffering with severe back problems due to prolasped disc and worn disc and need to use crutches to get around, i have been waiting for over a year now to get injections into my lower back to freeze the actual nerves but have not received them as of yet
i am constantly in pain, i also have other problems that have been caused with the problem from my back as disc has damaged some of the nerves -i also suffer sciatica, weak bladder (attending urology) and depression.
For the above I was taking an extreme amount of medication, which has also left me that i am unable to sleep at night which is caused by the side affects of meds and the pain.
I received a form which i filled in form and posted, then received appointment for medical exam, between receiving appointment date and actual appointment i found out that i was pregnant. My doctor then advised me that i would needed to stop all medication until i seen my consultant and he would advise what meds i can take. I told the medical examiner all this information and what way i have been affected as i am now not on meds, my own doctor had advised me that my condition may get worse as i am not able to take my medication that i need and as my baby gets bigger so will my problems
I am so confused and stressing out here, at this stage of my pregnancy i honestly do not need to be stressing over ESA and need your advice on what i need to do, i do plan to appeal and if anyone has any advise/help they can give me i would be very grateful