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Old 06-02-2015, 02:15 PM #6
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Interest: I have Fibromyalgia, chronic pain, or chronic fatigue.
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Default Re: Am I weak if I go on disability?

Welcome to the Forum Catherinethegreat! I'm so sorry you are going through this at your young age....I would suggest continuing to pursue additional medical information, likely through a second opinion (different physician). I have dealt with this illness for a long time and tried a myriad of different medications. I finally got to the point where I couldn't work last year and explored SSD as an option. I will say it is a difficult process and they will want a lot of documentation to prove you are truly disabled. I was blessed and had been diligent for a long time so had that back-up information and did get approved the first time, but my understanding is that it is rare. I also had the support of my primary care physician, neurologist, gastro specialist and counselor. That's not to say if you truly are to that point you shouldn't try, but I would certainly want to know how you went from being able to climb mountains and run marathons to where you are today a year later. For all the years I have had fibro, medication was able to help me keep living my life. It was a slow decline for me. Please keep looking into your health issues and explore all avenues. This can be done at the same time as you are exploring Social Security Disability and Social Security Disability Insurance. Good luck and keep us posted on how you are doing....Hugs
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