Fibromyalgia disability

Common Questions and Answers about Fibromyalgia disability


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 Disability resources for people who have fibro or CFS:
1488606 tn?1288196238 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.
369533 tn?1207592062 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 n tn 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 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 n tn I have had fibromyalgia for 10 years. This past August of 06 I filed for short term disabilty, then when to long term disabilty. For the last year and a half I have been having a lot of issues with the fibromyalgia. Back in August of 07 I started stumping, loosing my balance and falling. Back in October I fell and broke my right leg. My question is loosing your balace, falling, etc. part of the fibromyalgia.
710094 tn?1229312306 I haven't heard of fibromyalgia causing this type of disruption to anyones body. If you are vomiting on a daily basis, you are depleting your electrolytes and could also suffer from dehydration or malnutrition. Any of these could cause problems with dizziness and forgetfulness. It could be contributed to fibromyalgia, but I pray that you are still under a physicians care for your gastric problem because your symptoms could be a result of that as well.
Avatar m tn Are you seeing a Rheumatologist for your Fibromyalgia? I am seeing a Rheumatologist for my severe Fibromyalgia. It is always best to check with your Doctor. Keep me posted....Thanks!
Avatar f tn the government doesn't want to acknowledge the wider issue of disability, especially if the medical profession has caused your condition.
Avatar f tn I am not familiar with the disability benefit system in Canada when it comes to Fibromyalgia. I am hoping someone who does will chime in soon. Here in the U.S. you must be unemployed for a certain amount of time before qualifying for SSI and hiring an attorney is not required, but extremely helpful. Most people in the US are turned down at least once before they win there cases and it is not uncommon to lose several times.
Avatar n tn What can be done about the chronic Fibromyalgia pain when I am allergic to pain medicines or the pain relievers do not give relief.
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 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.
209591 tn?1267418314 Hi, I am a 25 year old female that was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in August along with many other things...I have been staying so tired, some days sleeping more than 15 hours....Just getting out of bed sometimes is almost impossible...For you all what has been the most helpful treatment (exercise, therapy or medication) for your fatigue? All of my medicines cause fatigue and so do all 8 to 10 diagnoses I currently have...Thanks so much for your help.
Avatar f tn well just got back from lawyer apt and it didn't go well. It seemed as if he didn't believe in fibromyalgia even though he didn't say that. Said that all my test came back ok that it didn't appear that i have anything wrong with me besides my one seizure on my eeg. And that even if i did win since i don't have enough credits and i have to file for ssi and my husband works that i probably won't recieve much as far as a monthly benefit.
434278 tn?1324709825 The pain across the back of your shoulders is very typical of fibromyalgia. It is not uncommon for lupus patients to also have fibromyalgia. The one thing that seems to help with fibro is sleep. I take a benadryll and a melatonin to help me sleep. I'm not saying that you only have lupus. I was also told that all I had was fibro and deep don I knew I had more than fibro. I know people w/ fibro and they have never been as sick as I was.
551683 tn?1220659708 Fibromyalgia Disability Application Issues: How to Be Your Own Expert Medical Witness link: ___________________________________________________________________ Fibromyalgia, CFS and Disability Evaluation: ____________________________________________________________________ Frequently asked questions:
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 f tn Hi all! My husband was diagnosed with fibromyalgia about 2 yrs ago by the Army while on deployment with Ntl Guard. When he came home he went back to work for his civilian position with a MAJOR pharmaceutical company. After about 8 weeks his docs put him on disability for the fibro. He has been on disability for 3 months.
Avatar f tn I can't verify this, but I was told second hand (from a disability attorney) that disability claims are up 30%, that now the wait is 3 yrs. or more. Not surprised. I don't know if that stat is from SS or just her practice.
Avatar f tn I know there are questions about disability, but I just applied for it with, spondylosis, cervical stenosis, DDD, herniated discs, depression, anxiety, chiari and fibromyalgia. My symptoms are LONG....imbalance, memory loss, numbness, tremors, head pain, neck, shoulder back pain, syncope, vertigo...blurred vision. I'm meds for everything. Can someone give me insight on whether they have had these dx and been approved or denied.
400099 tn?1282958464 Before, we were going on just fibromyalgia and kidney disease and some other stuff like chronic pain. But since, was dx'd with lupus and MS. My neuo documented the MS very well. He wrote about the quantity of lesions in my brain along with their larger size and the fact that the lp was too risky with my lupus. I live in Ohio, but they're so backlogged that cases are being shipped to other states to be heard via television. Mine is going to be by a judge in Mass.
422425 tn?1307996590 i was diagnosed with lupus in 2004, and fibromyalgia and kidney proteinuria. I used my short term disability and applied in 2005 for ssd. I was denied twice then was approved in 2007 for SSD as soon as my short term dis. ran out. don't give up keep trying you will eventually get approved even if you have to go before their adm.
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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.
2154176 tn?1336599130 does anyone know of any kind of disability for fibromyalgia, i work part time but am not able to do it anymore thanks Lori
1145347 tn?1315802019 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?
1429415 tn?1308271820 Is there any good doctors in nebraska because so far all the ones ive been to are awful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am only 46 and want my life back, ive been on disability from my work place for over a year now.