Hi lost in philly-
I can relate somewhat to what you are going through. I am fighting Soc. Sec. Disability and have learned alot! Through my clinic that I go to, they have an area there that Dr.'s specialize in what you can and can't do regarding employment. BUT, they fail to mention most the time your insurance will not cover it and it comes out of pocket. I ended up having my own Dr. fill out all the forms and if Soc. Sec. or my lawyer feels I need more than that, we will go from there. I almost went through the same thing you did, paying for it out of your own pocket!
What a waste, and sorry you had to go through that!
Did I miss something??? Did he do any tests, such as urine, stool, hair samples etc? You said he wants you to do kelaton (chelation?). That is treatment for heavy metal poisoning, as far as I know. How in the world does he know you have heavy metal poisoning?
I wonder if you have any recourse you can take against him in order not to have to pay the bill and possibly get him off the streets pedaling his quackery!
I'm sorry this is going so horribly for you.
Hi, I have heard it's hard to get on disability. I have considered it a lot lately. I have a hard time working, mostly getting up in the mornings to be there at a certain time.
I also live in PA, Lancaster County. Does a person have to be off work for a period of time for them to even consider them for SSD? That would be tough because I don't see how people would live then.
I am sorry your going through all this mess. I was going to ask my GP about it. I know he will help me if I do this. Which it would be so much better for my health and sounds like for you too.
The PA at my doctors is doing research on Fibro. she said there has to be something that would help us. She is so kind and is leaning towards using natural things too. She said the meds are just masking things and she feels the two can work hand in hand together. I have a great chiropractor who believes there is an iodine epidemic for thyroid disease and prostat disease in Lancaster county. But I believe it's all over the US because the same things seem to be predomiant alll over. I have been taking iodine tablets and using the Celtic sea salt. I take a pinch during the day and then drink water with it. I want to get out for a couple of books to read, becasue I believe there is something to the salt and iodine thing. Heck I have tried everything else what is it going to hurt? The two books are Salt Your Way to Health and The Pleasures of Menopause. I still belive this all has somethign to do with hormones too. Mine is when I started to go into menopause. And at 37 any woman can start going through the hormone process. But I have hopes in this PA. She said the men don't really want to bother with it and they say just give her this med or that med. She believes there is something that can help us have more quality of life. I would like to give my husband an intimate life again. that's what hurts most. He is understanding, but it still makes him feel like I am not attracted to him, which is far from the case.
I do hope you have luck with things, did you try the university of PA hospital? get on their site and maybe there is a doctor there that would help you. I do appreciate their knowledge there.
Chronic Pain Moderator
Dx-Gallstones at age 14 that caused Fibromyalgia in 1998. Chronic Pancreatitis at age 15 from Pancreatic Divisum. Fell down cement basement stairs on my bottom in 2001. Got severe migraines after the epidural from my 2nd childbirth in 2002. Was rear-ended by a lady doing 55mph in 2004 then 2 months later rolled my car down a hill and did even more damage to my back. Depression caused by having chronic pain. Asthma from allergies.
meds- Suboxone for pain, Cymbalta for pain and depression, Lyrica for pain and migraines, Imitrex for migraines, Ibprofen for migraines, Ventolin Albuterol inhaler for asthma. Phenergan for nausea, Seroquel for sleep.
"I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much." -Mother Teresa