Ongoing shoulder problems and now got weakness

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Just told pip I've had change from ages ago I've had frozen shoulder had manipulation done over 18 months ago still got problems also was diagnosed with 

Neuralgia (occipital) peri oral dermatitis last year , I told them all changes plus my mobility is worse now gotta have another f2f assessment I'm fed up with it all 

Also been seeing a phycologist for months threw anxiety . Have I done right thing 

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    Hi Morag,

    If you had posted this question before reporting those changes then i would have advised you to think very carefully before doing so. As you've already reported them then it's too late for that advice now.

    People have reported changes and lost everything they already had. On the other hand people also have increased awards and others have the same award. Which ever way you look at it it's always a very risky thing to do. Only 47% of those who report changes have a decision in their favour. This means that more than half of those that report changes lose their award.

    Hopefully you sent in evidence to support those changes. Do bear in mind that PIP isn't about a diagnosis, it's totally how those conditions affect you daily.

    If a decision goes in your favour then you'll have a new award date. If you have a higher award then you'll receive backdated money. If a decision doesn't go in your favour then your money will stop 4 weeks after the decision is made.

    Good luck.

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      Ok they told me already got to have another f2f assessment also my asthma has declined since then and also been having vertigo on numerous occasions waiting g now to see a vestibular Dr . My health conditions have gotten lot worse now but as you say there's always fear of loosing everything . Just got to wait another few weeks for the date for assessment . I have also Put on so much weight what'maki g my asthma worse .thanks for your reply 

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      Hi  had a white envelope today to say that they are sending me for f2f assessment . It states when you have a change you should report it but I've had quite few changes in my health since  15 ml this ago  so just gotta wait and see now it's worry all the time these f2f make you feel eexhausted mentally 

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      The changes is indicated more at those whose health has improved rather than got worse. Different or more medication, a new diagnosis etc doesn't mean someone will be given a higher award.

      So many people report changes before looking at the descriptors to see where they can gain those extra points. It's a huge risk. Why put yourself through all of that before a review is due? I know i wouldn't risk my award. Did you send evidence to support your claim? They very rarely contact anyone for evidence. Good luck.

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