- Jun 22, 2015
- DX FIBRO
I was diagnosed in 2011 with Fibromyalgia, and for the past two years I have been consistently treated for th condition. I was recently referred to a Neurologist, after other problems started manifesting themselves, and after receiving new, state-of-the-art testing, I was diagnosed with Moderate ANS damage/dysfunction, Moderate Endothelial damage/dysfunction, and Moderate Homeostasis damage/dysfunction. I am only 36, and my doctor was most concerned with my cardiovascular system and the damage that has already been done. My Mother passed away suddenly at the age of 53 due to organic heart disease. Anyway, along with these new diagnoses, I also have what they are calling IBS, which I'm sure is due partially to the Fibro and ANS issues. I've heard of the struggle with some trying to get onto to disability, and I was wondering with all the recent diagnoses would that further increase my chances of being approved for disability? I was also wondering if anyone has been approved for SSI, instead of SSDI? I do not currently possess the necessary amount of work credits to be eligible for SSDI, but do think I would be eligible for SSI based on income requirements. Can anyone provide any insight into this subject and provide any pointers as to which direction to take for moving forward with this process? Any and all suggestions are appreciated. TIA.