I hope you don't mind me asking this rather random question here - I haven't the brain power to go through all the info on here about treatment protocols and diagnostic tests, and I don't have a huge amount of knowledge of all the technical medical stuff you discuss on here - I'm learning slowly, but it's taking time to get my head around it! 1. Basically, I've been ill for just over five years, diagnosed about four years ago with ME. My diagnosis followed a two week stretch in hospital where I was tested for everything under the sun. I don't remember the names of any of the consultants I saw, neurologists or endocrinologists, and I don't know what I was tested for. How can I get a copy of the information? Can my GP give it to me, or do I need to go through the hospital? 2. Also, just before I was admitted to hospital, I had been on B12 injections every month for a year with suspected pernicious anaemia. They were confused by my response to the injections because my level was staying very low. I stopped taking the injections about two or three years ago, because my doctor and I decided to trial it without them and see what my health was like, and I didn't really notice any difference in illness pattern. Because my B12 levels were very low a few years ago, and other blood results were weird too, I think I should order another blood test when I see the doc next week. What should I ask to be tested for to get a good clear idea? 3. And, finally... I have decided I've had enough of worrying about my health and cashflow (I'm self employed designer), and at the moment I can't walk very far at all, and I want to pluck up the courage to go through the nightmare of applying for DLA. I've never done it before because my illness fluctuates a lot, and because I can't face it when I'm unwell, but we went to the supermarket at the weekend and because we couldn't park in the disabled car space I had to walk right across the car park and was so exhausted by the time I got to the door of the supermarket I had to rest! It's just ridiculous to live llike this when I could be eligible for help... so the last question is Is there anything I can ask my doctor to help with with my application? Thanks for reading this - I hope it makes sense, cos my head's as clear as mud today!