have just been through the most
humiliating experience of my life at
the hands of a DLA medical examiner.
He was here 2 and a half hours and
told me to get rid of my "energise
DVD (from the charity ME Research
UK)", that ME was all due to
deconditioning and negative
behaviour patterns. He said the only
one keeping me in that bed is me.
The confusion is due to me not using
my brain, hearing problems due to
not using my ears, light
sensitivity due to not going out
in the light and so on and so forth.
Why should I expect a blue badge
when that would only discourage me
from walking, he said.
humiliated and ridiculed by someone
who was clearly a psychiatrist of
some description. He said he gave
seminars to students on "people like
He seemed to enjoy the whole
I have had ME/CFS and
fibromyalgia 12 years and this is
the first time I have applied,
having tried everything to get
better on my own. I hope research
will stop this kind of thing from