Hi CurlyWurly....I love that chocolate bar!!!....welcome to the community from on brit to another. That was my main reason for signing up here nearly 2 months ago now and I put in my appeal for ESA 2 weeks ago. I started this log when I put in my mandatory reconsideration which came back that they wouldn't change the outcome so now I've done the appeal. Citizens Advice have helped me a lot with all the paperwork and they've been amazing and very helpful to me. On a side note my GP and pain clinic nurse found the app very useful as well for tracking both my mood and pain levels so it's a win all round!
The people on here are very supportive of each other, I would say we're more like a family. There's no judgements just like minded people all trying to live with the many conditions we have (some live with more than one condition as some people have overlapping conditions). This app has many people from across the world so you may find people won't respond as quickly depending on their time zomes.
Which is your battle? Mine is with trigeminal neuralgia, anxiety and depression and probably I'll soon be dx with PTSD.
Yes I know how you feel with the anxiety and depression, my anxiety is soo bad that I can't go into a supermarket on my own atm, so I wait for my 10yr daughter to come out of school and then get shopping. It's not ideal as you can imagine that when kids see something they like they pester you until you say yes and at the moment I'm really struggling to say no because when I'm in the shop I just want to get out as quickly as possible.
I've found that when my pain is high my anxiety is high and my mood is low, when my anxiety is high my pain is high and my mood is low and when my mood is low my anxiety and pain are both high. It's a never ending cycle at the moment!
Oh on a side note I apologise for my earlier post on here as after rereading it it's a bit jumbled, I'd not long taken my night meds before but you get the gist of what I mean!!!