I worked until I wasn't able to stand up any longer. I would get sooo exhausted, then the room would spin,and I would become so nauseous (break out in a cold sweat) that I had to sit down. I was diagnosed in 1993 and I managed to work until 2002 by taking far too many pain meds. I even took a 6 week break from work hoping that would help. It didn't.
I am on ss disability because of my fibro. I have no other diagnosis. The hardest part about applying for disability is that you have to go 6 months without income and then it takes almost another 6 months until you see any money. If you are like I was, there is nothing else you can do. I was denied the first time and had to have a hearing, the hearing includes an occupational therapist who asks you if you could do various things. It is not bad at all. If I would have known, I could have saved myself a couple of miserable years!
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