Thanks so much Sarah, in fact than you all of you for your kind replies.
Oh yeah the Work Capability Assessor was quite a chap with his untruths especially as I had the Assessment recorded and yet despite a 5 page manual I wrote outlining all these untruths it was still overlooked. The problem is the DWP send you for an Assessment for which they then fail you on that Assessment and you ask for a Mandatory Reconsideration. Who do you ask for that? The DWP!!!
As for the Independent Tribunal, well it's all a farce. I mean they choose to take the advice of (in my case) a doddery old GP who hasn't been registered for years (when he should have been to partake in such work) over up to date evidence from my GP and Consultants. I almost wish I could find a job, then promptly fall over break a leg or two and then sue the DWP for saying I was fit and capable of doing anything but unfortunately it's the Government and all they want to do is save money because previous Governments have squandered it and who is the easiest target? The ill and disabled. It's a disgrace but because the way the media report it everyone on benefits are scroungers.
What I hate about it the most is that when my vertigo occurred in my early 20's my parents helped out so I didn't claim benefits. In 2008 when I had another attack I had some money in the bank due to my father passing away so again I didn't claim benefits. 2015 when the vertigo hit obviously the inheritance had run dry and I had been made redundant only a couple of months prior so was in a difficult situation financially (and still am) so I claimed and failed. So the one time out of three I could have done with the Governments help they say nope sorry. Unfortunately if I had just arrived from another country I would probably get all the help I need but that's not an argument for this site!! It's not just me though the internet is full of sites with far worse stories than mine with people being turned down and told they are fit to work after heart attacks, strokes and life threatening illnesses.
Re having legal advice it's an absolute minefield because (and I tried) most solicitors won't touch benefits cases because it's against the Government and if you do find one it costs. It's a system not fit for purpose but what can you do?! In fact I would love to work for some charity or group that helps people in this situation but as far as I can see they are all volunteers otherwise for an average wage I would quite happily sit on my PC all day trying to help others out.
Wow, sorry for the rant, I have veered totally off topic.
The good news (touch wood) is that today I feel a lot better and haven't had (fingers crossed) and major spinning since Sunday. I have quite a few "here we go" moments when the head feels heavy and you think you are going to spin but fortunately the feeling subsides. I went out for the first time in a week and felt ok'ish although there still is some wobbly movement if I over do it but hopefully this improvement progresses. Could be the pill combo of Amitriptyline and Pizitofen although if it is it's bitter sweet because I wish the GP had suggested it over a year ago!!! But thankful for small mercies and whereas I felt about 10% normal last week I would say it's nearing 70% now,. Let's just hope it lasts.
A friend of mine has been dizzy recently as well and his pharmacy advised Travel Calm tablets and apparently they did the trick with him although I won't take those on top of everything else. If any of you have had luck with Amitriptyline or Pizitofen do you eventually come off them or do you take them long term?
Apologies for droning on and Sarah thank you again, and I will take note of your sentence in your fourth paragraph and tell that to the Tribunal because it sums the quandary a lot of us have perfectly....