I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on ful disalbility!
Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!)
Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV
When I applied for SSD, my PM Dr. filled out the forms.....he also sent me to a Neurologist and attached his Consult letter to the forms as well. I seem to remember, my portion being very detailed and told to be careful in how I answered my ability to do certain personal functions, it was a sure denial if you were able to shower and care for yourself without help. I was lucky (ha) and was approved the 1st try. I agree with everyone that your PCP may not be a good choice to do this for you. PMD's are the experts and deal with SSD everyday. I also attached a letter from my employer stating that I worked until I couldn't....he also stated that it was his saddest day watching this happen to me!