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Date: 16.01.2010
From: Julia

Subject: DLA

Hi, I've just applied for DLA and reading comments on here I doubt I'll get it - I filled in the forms myself !

I have OA and DDD 2 disc sacralised(L5-s1) and now starting with it in my fingers.

What is the process for DLA? Is it just: fill in forms and get a reply? or is it always a medical? I filled it all in on a very bad day and felt pretty desperate, but if a representative comes to see me on a day where I'm not as bad then how does that work ?

I'm fed up with having OA already. the pain and sciatica is awful and I'm not 40 yet. All a bit overwhelming as I'm sure everyone on this forum already knows.

Thanks!
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Date: 16.01.2010
From: valh:-)

Subject: Re: DLA

hi julia there r days when it feels worse and days when things bit better get meds sorted and things much better. not claiming so can not help but some one said they turn u down first time so u have to apeal go to c a b if in dout they will help u good luck worth a try
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Date: 16.01.2010
From: Della

Subject: Re: DLA

Hi Julia i applied for DLA and received it straight away it did take about 2 months but they pay u the back money. I got RA last year well i proberly had it b4 but only flared up last year and it started in my hands i now have it in most of my body so find it hard to walk very far, anyway they write to the hospital and doctor so i suppose it depends what they may say anyway fingers crossed for you x
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Date: 16.01.2010
From: Julia

Subject: Re: DLA

Thanks for the replies. I'm going to physio and on celebrex (which is horrid on the stomach) and I take omeprazole but still hurts my stomach.

Hopefully this is just a flare up then, can't imagine every day being like the last few months.
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