Fibromyalgia causes disability

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369533 tn?1207588462 Hello and i'm bumping this up for others to respond. I live in the US and it's rare to get disability on a dx of fibomyalgia alone. I hope someone from the uk will be able to help you with your question. Best of luck.
Avatar f tn It is difficult to obtain Social Security Disab. in the US based on FMS alone. It usually takes a good attorney. I'm not sure about the rate for CFS, but it's prob. the same case. I stopped working after an injury and while I was drawing Short-Term Disab. through my employer I filed for Soc. Sec. I was fortunate to be approved, but like you, I had many other problems besides FMS/CFS. I do have an acquaintance who has been trying to file for Soc. Sec.
Avatar f tn t want to acknowledge the wider issue of disability, especially if the medical profession has caused your condition.
1488606 tn?1288192638 Working in a restaurant I have met lots of people over the yars with the same symptoms as mine. One woman claims she is on disability for Fibromyalgia.....I am not ready for that yet, but was wondering if anyone on this forum is on disability for fibromyalgia, was it hard to get since most doctors think we are just crazy.
2154176 tn?1336595530 does anyone know of any kind of disability for fibromyalgia, i work part time but am not able to do it anymore thanks Lori
Avatar f tn Dear Doc, my husband just turned 33- he has 2 hernated disk in lower back due to a dirtbike acct like 12 yrs ago, he tore 3 ligiments6 yrs ago, recently we found out he's B-12 deffiant & he's being treated with meds for nerve damage. He also has a learning disability all through school & repeatly get laid off employers feel he's a liability . We are fighting for his disability.
Avatar m tn Social Security has granted disability for fibromyalgia, but due to the nature of the disease, it is difficult to get benefits for it. Group B Social Security considers aspects of your condition medically equivalent to the criteria in the listing or a related listing. This is called "equaling a disability listing". Social Security will evaluate the applicant's symptoms and restrictions and assess how they limit the applicant's ability to work.
Avatar n tn Hi Everyone, I was first diagnosed with a positive ANA for lupus. I've been seeing a Rheumatologist for almost 4 years now. They seem to think I have Fibro/Osteoarthritis. Currently, I'm on disability at the age of 40. I desire to return to work on a part time basis so that I can feel good about myself. Recently, my fiancée got a job in Chicago and I'm concerned if that move will make things worse. Any thoughts?
Avatar f tn I Already have Fibromyalgia, diagnosed after years in about 1994, had to quit work, and have disability from about 2002, mostly because of the weight gain from the early meds and type 2 diabetes, with neuropathy. Currently, my main complaint is that a larger than pea-sized lump that I found a few months ago on my left shoulder (could barely reach to find it) is now VERY close to my lower cervical (neck)spine.
Avatar n tn And does anyone know of tendonitis and fibromyalgia connection. I got tendonitis throughout both arms and next thing I am told I have fibromyalgia.
1767882 tn?1331409169 Hello MH family. I post in the addiction forum a lot I'm 72 days clean but this post isn't about me. I thought I would see if someone here may have some insight into an ongoing problem a friend of mine is having. She's 40 yrs old, suffers from migraines, takes Effexor for depression and thinks she may have fibromyalgia.
Avatar n tn I am only 25 and have all the symptoms of fibromyalgia, CFS and MCS. I am unable to get out of bed some days but because of my young age my doctor is not seeming to take me seriously. He tests my thyroid and iron levels and many other things, but has not sent me to a fibromyalgia specialists. Also I have not been able to get disability cheques, so I am on government assistance:(. Does anybody more experienced have any advice for me? This can be quite stressful.
Avatar f tn As time has passed and I have done my own research ( as if I am a medical person ) I feel like my symptoms are more in the arena of Fibromyalgia. My body hurts constantly and I am losing concentration and seem to be in a "fog" at times. My menstral cycle has stopped, it has been over 1 year since I have had a cycle. I am 44 years old! I am becoming more and more anxious and I am starting to feel depressed. I am an extremely happy person what is happening?
Avatar f tn Hi to both. Please check a thread in the Fibromyalgia Community: "medhelp(dot)org/posts/Fibromyalgia/IWillDoThis-To-help-Alleviate-Fibro-Symptoms/show/1677486" You will find some helpful suggestions and hopefully alleviate your suffering. Should you have any questions, or just to comment, please do not hesitate to post again or pm me directly. Take care.
875863 tn?1271603385 ve been missing work, and leaving early when I can. Thinking about Disability. Have trouble with breathing at times. (I also have Asthma) But this isn't Asthma. It feels heavier, more compressed, but not all the time. I have to take breaks about every 5 feet, to regroup my muscles, and breathe. My hips are what causes me to break. They get sore and weak. Then the rest of me follows. There was construction going on where I work. and I was in the middle of it all. We took in dust particles.
1902785 tn?1321903724 I have my own disability which is fibromyalgia but my friend has been getting nowhere with doctors testing her and is now skin and bones. She is not able to keep food down and vomits. They have tested her for food allergies, Lupis, Cancer, Arthritis and all the standard things you would expect but nothing is showing. All this is taking so much time that she is running out of time. She and her husband have 2 small boys.
Avatar f tn I am wondering if there are any Canadians out there that receive CPP Disability. I applied and was denied. I have put in a second try. They said I should be able to work somewhere even if I can't go back to my work. I can't use my hands for more than about 15 minutes and they start to throb like an infected tooth. I can't stand for more than 10 minutes and then my back feels like it is going to break. I can't sit for more than maybe 45 minutes.
Avatar n tn I have had to stop working due to all my pain, they say it is fibromyalgia, my disability policy will cover neurologycal related ilness but has a 2 year limit for Fibromyalgia, this policy will pay untill i am 65 but will only pay me for 2 yeras due to it not being related to naurology thanks
574423 tn?1258658571 I'm a 32 year old female, minimally active due to fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. I'm well aware of the pains and symptoms of the fibro, but i truly believe this is not one of them. I've had bad knees since i was a teenager. lately i've been having a severe, burning pain in my knee when i either crouch or sit on a low surface, such as a toilet. after the initial attack, it swells and even small bends such as stairs, especially down, hurt.
2010625 tn?1329372056 I was just wondering what causes Fibromyalgia? Can Anxiety, Depression/Bipolar, IBS, or Genital Herpes cause it?
Avatar n tn I have fibromyalgia also and am filing for my disability for the 4th time. I have been living with this disease since I was 12 years old. I just recently within the last week found out that my heart taking off on its own was called Tachicardia. They put me on antenlol yesterday. I take 3600 mgs of neurontin a day, 60 mg of celexa, 75mg of ellaville, 12.5 mg of lisinopril and darvecet 100 for the break through pain.
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1145347 tn?1315798419 I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and I am wondering if I have something else going on in my body. All my symptoms have worsened since the diagnosis. Everything hurts a lot more and I have more spasms. I have been awake all night which is nothing new due to pain levels. Could I have been misdiagnosed? I have all sorts of symptomology and am growing more weary each day. I have been a recluse in my room for weeks now. What should I do?
Avatar f tn I am not sure what is happening to me. I've suffered through Fibromyalgia for the past 16 years, IBS, but, these symptoms are the worst. I have a terrible burning pain in the vaginal area and the urethra. My urine smells like infected urine. As an RN,(previously), I recall this odor when patients had UTI's. I have dropped off urine specimens at my Urologist, GYNE, internist,and they have all been negaitive. I haven't had a cystoscopy.