disability

  1. K

    New here, hello!

    hi! I am new here and this is my first support forum. I was diagnosed officially in 2011 (I'm 43) but have known something was wrong since college. Managed to teach special ed for almost 9 years but not consecutive, and in October 2012 I had to drop out of graduate school, now finally starting...
  2. M

    23 with severe pain...not sure how to go about this. Help?

    I am the mother of a 2 year old son and expecting my 2nd son just after my 23rd birthday in May. I have been dealing with severe pain for many years and just figured everyone had to endure this. I never went to a doctor about it because I honestly can't remember a time when I wasn't in pain. A...
  3. R

    Got room for one more?

    Hello all! Although I'm new here I'm not new FMS it's many frustrations. I was diagnosed in 2009. Currently on disability leave from work and will probably retire very soon. I was also diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (in 2005) and Sjogren's (two months ago). I had Ulcerative Colitis in my...
  4. E

    Hello for Northern Illinois (not Chicago)

    Hi,I I was first diagnosed with Fibro in 1995. A pain specialist confirmed it in 1998. I am bipolar, have disc problems in my back and now need a second foot surgery to fuse the bones in the middle of my right foot after it was crushed in a car accident. I have been on disability since 1998...
  5. H

    Hello - new person from Indiana here :)

    Hi everyone! So glad that I found this site and looking forward to getting to know everyone. It means so much to have others in our lives for support through the difficult times. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2008 and have been working full time. It has come to the point where I...
  6. T

    New to Forum

    Hi Everyone. So glad there is a forum available. I'was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia many years ago. Now with OA, Sjogren's, Hoshimotos, lupus(skin), lumbar stenosis.... The fibro is definitely the major contributor to my issues. I was lucky enough to be approved for disability 3 years ago and...
  7. MEgersheim

    Fibro Dr in Boston/Massachusetts area?

    Does anyone know of a specialist, chiropractor, pain specialist, herbalist, holistic doctor, MD who can perform acupuncture in the South Shore of Massachusetts? I have been searching for months and have come up with nothing. The only places I can find do not take insurance and at this time the...
  8. L

    Well..

    Tomorrow my second application for disability will be mailed. The first experience was disappointing because they (and the appeal board) determined my medical problems were not debilitating because my doctor wrote "suffers from mild arthritis" on one line of her letter. They focused on that...
  9. S

    Hello - new today

    Hello, I've just joined this site and I'm very excited about being able to talk to people who can empathise rather than sympathise. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia/CFS/Neuropathy in my legs from my feet to my hips and in my arms from my fingertips to my shoulders aprrox 6 - 7 years ago. I've...
  10. S

    My friend has fibro, is broke, on verge of suicide....

    I have a friend. She is 36. She always had nonspecific symptoms, but after she had her gallbladder removed, she started having severe symptoms. They only got worse after she started and stopped a birth control drug called YAZ. She is, for the past four years, constantly in pain...she gets...
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