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I was wondering if someone could help me. I receive PIP for social anxiety, general anxiety, an eating disorder and BDD which runs out on August 2017. When I was a kid I suffered terribly with allergies and asthma, a bad attack put me on a coma when I was 4 but after reaching puberty they went away and I never thought I would suffer it again but mild allergy symptoms started to appear 2-3 years ago and full blown asthma a year and a half ago. My doctor referred me to a specialist back in November since no treatment has really worked, in fact, steroid tablets made me so bloated my breathing was worse but unfortunately, I don't have an appointment until June 2. I'm also getting facial eczema, difficult to treat, which is making my BDD worse and my nose is permanently blocked, making my breathing more difficult even though I take prescription antihistamines, nasal spray and some tablets which supposedly help with asthmaand allergies. Between the asthma and social anxiety my life has become quite difficult and hardly ever leave the house since I can't drive and can't afford to learn right now. I can walk 20 metres, the problem really is walking for more than a few minutes or using stairs (my dr asked me to go up the stairs with him to check my breathing and never thought it was so bad because when he sees me I'm always sitting down in his consulting room after waiting in reception, so breathing is stabilised). My question is, should I let the DWP know about my asthma and allergies now or wait till August or whenever they call me to reapply for PIP? I won't see the specialist till June, only my doctor knows what is going on but I heard they don't care about asthma and not to bother so I'm not sure what to do? My life revolves around my medication even though they don't do much, when I go out I end up thinking I'm going to collapse and the sweating is so awful and yes, I always make sure I take ventolin around 20 minutes before leaving the house but doesn't make a difference and I never forget taking my seratide inhaler (steroids) etc but hardly any difference. Will the DWP take me seriously or will they laugh at me? Thanks for any help you can give.
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