Tx: plaquenil, Imuran, Enbrel, Celebrex, Tramadol, Norco, Singulair, Skelaxin, Evoxac, Clonazepam, Zonisamide, Baby Asprin, Relpax, Copper IUD
Congrats!!!!! That's wonderful news!
Lynnwood, Co-Moderator: Lupus ForumSLE(’00), Sjogren's Syndrome, Raynaud's Syndrome, SAD, Depression, Herpes Simplex 1Piroxicam, Plaquenil, Cellcept, Prednisone, Xanax, Trazodone, Fosamax, Wellbrutrin SR, ValtrexOTC Daily: Multivitamin, Calcium, B-12, C, D; As Needed: Ibuprofen, Tylenol Sinus
Allergies: All Sulfa-based medications; Levofloxacin, Levaquin
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Can you tell us what happened when you walked in the court room? What did the judge ask?, Did you have to explain you illness to the judge?. Yesterday, I asked for a hearing re: my ssd case. I applied in Aug 06'. Would appreciate your help. I will be very nervous when my time comes too.
My lawyer asked a whole bunch of questions about my disease and treatment. The judge asked about my education and work history and my mental health. He also asked about my children- custody issues mostly but also if my current husband and I have children (we did one who died). He was very matter of fact about everything. He asked about medications and side effects. Then without ever talking to the vocational expert he said, Okay so you have x,y,z, and a, b, c too. We will pay it and review the case in three years. Sorry I can't recall which of my conditions he focused on. My lawyer was really big on getting me to describe pain and fatigue levels. Both on scales of 1-10 and also with pain what it actually FEELS like. My lawyer asked me if I was given the job of the security guard without having to throw anyone out- being able to get up and sit down when I wanted how many hours could I work I said 2-3. He asked why- I told the truth I would have to lay down. It is better to have a lawyer but be sure you have all the good medical evidence and doctors who will back you up before you hire one. Then hire one. I would have lost and waited until November for a hearing had I opted to forgo the lawyer.