1. Q

    How to work?

    I have fibromyalgia along with chronic migraines. this makes trying to work pretty frusterating, i dropped out of highschool because the severity of my symptoms and going undiagnosed. i have no idea how to get a less physically demanding job. i work at a royal farms (regional convient...
  2. vickythecat

    disability, benefits and feeling guilty

    Hi, I am not entitled to disability or any benefits in the country I currently live in, as fibromyalgia, CFS, nerve damage or my lifelong mental health issues (BPD, major depression, social anxiety, PTSD) are not considered 'enough' to be entitled. Sad, really really sad. I am very lucky that I...
  3. I

    Need some advice

    I am a bit lost and feel totally lazy and guilty right now. I would like some advice if possible. I am a male in my mid 30s and i have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism about 9 years ago, and addison disease about 7 years ago. I did well for the first 3 years with addison. I was working full...
  4. F

    Dr say brain fog is just depression

    The Dr. I've been seeing for the last year keeps insisting that my brain fog is just depression. She also says there is no reason for me not to be working. A little background I am a 46 yo female who has worked physical jobs most my life. I was working in construction when I was first told...
  5. M

    What are your strategies?

    Hi everyone, I am new here. I have not been officially diagnosed with fibromyalgia, but my mother has. I have most of the same symptoms as she does and like it did for her, I think it will take a long time for me to figure out why I feel so terrible all the time. I think it is likely that I...
  6. R

    New to this site - but longstanding Fibromyalgia

    Hello fellow sufferers. I am new to this site. This is my wife’s story and my involvement. “The good news is that it’s not going to kill you. The bad news is that you will have it for the rest of your life.” This is my wife’s latest diagnosis by a leading pain physician in Queensland...
  7. Forgetmenot

    Face to face

    So I had my face to face on wens morning,this is to see if I will get disability for another year. I got there on time ,but going through Luton first thing in the morning is like going through London. Anyway I get there on time.my appointment was for 9.30.i didn't get seen till 1030. The lady...
  8. D

    I'm a newbie

    Hi everyone I'm a newbie to this website. My suffering started in 2013 with chronic leg pains, a feeling of insects running up and down my legs, numbness in my feet. It spread to my lower back and hips, in my shoulders and upper arms. I've been on gabapentin and an antidepressant now since...
  9. T

    Beyond Sad

    It has been a bittersweet week for me. On the plus side I finally received word that my disability was approved. On the minus side my sister in law lost her battle with diabetes and passed away yesterday morning. She has been in my life since we were both 15 years old and I will miss her...
  10. T

    Decision on disability

    Yeah, great news! It showed on My Social Security account that a decision has been made on my case and it was APPROVED! I still don't know how much I will be getting or when but at least I finally have an answer. I am so happy. I wish I could dance a jig. But I will settle for a Woot, woot!