My name is Carly. I am 30 years old and for the past 8 months or so I have had pretty bad pain in certain areas of my body along with physical symptoms such as extreme fatigue, depression, anxiety. I had some tests done and was sent to a Rheumatologist because of a positive on the ANA test. I have many symptoms of Lupus but instead was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. The doctor decided to treat me for Lupus anyway because it will be easier to get a diagnosis if the medicine starts working for me. These health issues have made it hard for me to do everything I have been trained for in Cosmetology. I am a month away from graduating and I can't even make it through one haircut without being in pain. And then there are the days where I am too physically tired to do anything. I can literally sleep for over 14 hours. My depression could be a part of that of course. My doctor suggested that I apply for partial disability (is that even possible?) but I feel that being as young as I am, they will not take me seriously. I feel like I have wasted the past year and a half in Cosmetology school. I already got a late start with being the age that I am. My last job was in retail and I ended up leaving right around the time the pain started so I could focus on school. I am not sure what to do at this point. I want to be able to work, but I am not sure if my body can handle doing hair full time. Does anyone have any suggestions? I am not familiar with disability and didn't discuss it much with the doctor that suggested it. I just feel like I am too young for this to be happening I feel like if I did apply for disability and received it that I'd be taking away from someone who is truly deserving of it. I'd really appreciate any advice anyone has to offer. Thanks!