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Welfare Rights / Re: Over the savings limit
« Last post by Fiz on Today at 01:39 PM »
Thanks Monic. Am I right in that housing benefit with also deduct the same amount as the DWP do? So I will paying the same to both?
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Talk / Transport help
« Last post by ATurtle on Today at 01:38 PM »
Strange thought: I remember seeing some maps (plans really) of major train stations, especially London Terminii, somewhere on the interweb, but can't find it anywhere.

I know it would be a great resource, not only for people with anxiety issues, but also for "Normals" who would like to pre-plan routes or get knowledge of where to go.  

Any ideas?
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Welfare Rights / Re: PIP review pending...
« Last post by Fiz on Today at 01:36 PM »
I'm very hoping you're wrong about next Christmas but I'm pleased this one is done by Christmas so you can try to place it in the back of your mind and then think about Christmas and family and relax and enjoy as much as is possible.
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I did do some research on none hypoglycemic low blood sugar and it could be the increase in sugar in the cereal bars I eat in the morning is causing my pancreas to make a bit too much insulin.




>bighugs<

May I ask what cereal bars please?
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Doesn't your surgery have an online appointment bookings and prescription requesting system?
Yes it does, and when it gets loaded with new appointments tomorrow which is Monday. I should have said it is next to impossible to get an appointment with one of the GPs I usually see. Also having recently seen them I really dont want to go again so soon to talk about something I have mentioned a few times before. Last time I pushed I was sent for an MRI and saw the Neurologist who i had never seen before and he was the one talking about low blood pressure upon standing :-( > I got all hopeful that they would find something that could be fixed and then that.


If I was not already ill and the spell happened I would have gone straight to see a GP or ringing NHS 111 but as things stand I have a smart watch so I can check my heart rate, a blood pressure monitor if I want to check it and also the big thing is I dont have to go to work. I did do some research on none hypoglycemic low blood sugar and it could be the increase in sugar in the cereal bars I eat in the morning is causing my pancreas to make a bit too much insulin.

One other think Mr Sunshine is here all the time as in he is either off sick himself or is working from home, so if I did proper konk out he would get help. I dont think I am going to get any worse thought. I will let you know how things go.


>bighugs<
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Welfare Rights / Re: PIP review pending...
« Last post by paradox on Today at 07:25 AM »
Thank you everyone. I can only do my best now. I have some supporting information to send but getting new things in the next 8 days is not going to be easy so its going to be mostly things I sent last time.
Even the review form is a joke. They have removed the No change box just to make it harder to get across that you're saying things are the same as a year ago. I am going to write it in and make it clear instead and add details of how I still am and what help and assistance I need.
Sunshine Meadows, no its fine, its not that you were wrong, none of us can ever know for sure, they change what they do all the time.
Thank you Fiz
This is the second Christmas I have been doing reviews and I already know next Christmas I will be doing an ESA review too. So that's 3 in a row, Its just not fair. They make Scrooge look like a Humanitarian!
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Welfare Rights / Re: Over the savings limit
« Last post by Monic1511 on 15 Dec 2018 08:34PM »
If you have 6000.01 in the bank the DWP deduct 1.00 from your entitlement for every 250 (or part of 250) over the 6000.

So you need to work out how much of your income is income related ESA, 

For every 1000 above the limit they take 4.00 per week

As for spending it - you need to keep receipts to show what you have spent it on and that it was reasonable to spend it, the example they give is you could buy a car but it wouldnt have to be a porche. 

The DWP refer to it as tariff income.

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Doesn't your surgery have an online appointment bookings and prescription requesting system?
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Thank you and it is good to have a list of Pregablin side effects. It is difficult though because I really need a holiday from how much pain I was in and I have done this before. I think the longest I have taken Pregablin for is about four months because the weight gain gets too much and also a sense of otherworldlyness kicks in and I see people who are not there. Oh my that is too dramatic it is just like when you see the coat on the of a settee and think it is a person only more so.
 I will think about going to GP after all it is impossible to get as appointment right now unless it is urgent.

On the upside it did not happen today. I have just been feeling tired and wintery.
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It is so frustrating being in less pain now I am taking Pregablin but more wobbly so I cant do the things I want and need to do.

That just sucks  >thumbsdown<  But I do agree with Ally and Lankou that you should take this giddy-shaky feeling to your GP..

Having just read this about Pregablin, please go to a doctor.

More at link:-

https://www.drugs.com/sfx/pregabalin-side-effects.html

In Summary
Commonly reported side effects of pregabalin include: infection, ataxia, blurred vision, constipation, diplopia, dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, headache, peripheral edema, tremor, weight gain, visual field loss, accidental injury, and xerostomia. Other side effects include: abnormal gait, abnormality in thinking, amnesia, arthralgia, asthenia, cognitive dysfunction, confusion, edema, neuropathy, sinusitis, speech disturbance, vertigo, visual disturbance, myasthenia, amblyopia, increased appetite, and twitching. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.
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