I need some advice please anyone from the uk can help?,i've got depersonalization and it affects me to the point where i dont leave the house or socialise or anything now i've failed a medical and i've been told i'm capable of working when infact i'm not,in other words i'm not entitled to incapacity benefit,i appealed against the descision at a tribunal hearing but couldnt attend cause of my dp which is terrible,now i've got no benefit and i'm told i've got to apply for job seekers allowance as they see me fit for work????it's unbelieveable that they have come to this descision they obviously know nothing about dp/dr and how it can affect you,i need some advice?reassurance cause i feel isolated judged and annoyed thanks simon.
I'm so sorry you're having so much trouble. I could relate to the state that you're in. I always feel like I'm the only one. I always think "no one has it worse than me." I have panic, social anxiety, DP/DR, etc. etc. etc. -- it makes it nearly impossible to be a productive citizen. Understand that you're not alone. I have had no relief from DP/DR for almost 11 years.
I will be in trouble financially unless I eventually find a "real" job as well. I've actually been selling stuff on eBay in order to pay my bills. It's gotten that bad. I don't really miss all the stuff that I've sold, though.
WHY? I JUST WANT TO GET BETTER!!!!
Please try to keep the faith. In the meantime, attempt to find a doctor who understands DP/DR and all that you're suffering with. Don't worry about ending up on the street -- that will never happen. At the same time, I realize that one's life shouldn't have to consist of worrying about becoming homeless (as I do) -- just because of DP/DR. It's very debilitating, I know.
Good luck and please check back in. And once again look for a doctor who understands DP/DR. That's your best connection to ensuring the gov't will fully comprehend your illness.