Yes, apply for your disability. It is a long drawn out frustrating process. But you need to start since you can't work. They will pay you like Missis said. I had to get an attorney and I had a workemann's comp claim going on too. They took my W/C settlement off =what they were supposed to give me as back payments. Well, my attorney didn't get any money from the SS claim. But about
5 years later, they found their mistake and repaid me over $5000.00. But at first I only $3.00 a month. It cost them ore thatn that to cut the check.
Also, keep good records of ALL you dr visits, your symptoms. both physical and mental. I ended up with severe depression and I really think that is what finally got my disability approved. I was I was in my early 40's. They have sent me 2 letters wanting updatges on my health. Well, once they see al my dr. appts. they leave me alone.
It is hard to come to terms with being disbled in a sense of the word, but sometimes you just can't help it. I hate using a walker and cane at times and will go through hell to not do it, but then I have to break down and use the stupid things.
Good luck. Jbrat
Here is a list of my meds. I keep trying to decrease or eliminate some but then I get sick again.
Accolate 20 mg Albuterol 2 mg
Atrovent 2.5 ml Celexa 20 mg 1 a day
Flexeril 10 MG
Florinef 0.1 MG
Lasix 20 mg.
Loracet 10 mg
Micardis 40 mg
Mobix 15 mg
Nexium 40 mg
Potassium CL 10 MEQ
Prednisone 5 mg
Premarin .0625 mg.
Tessalon Perles 100mg
Zocor 40 MG
Calcium W/Vit. D 3 per day (total 1800 mg.)
Vitamin D 800 I.U. per day
Centrum A-Z 1 per day
Stool Softener 2 per day
ALLERGIES: Compazine, sulfur, imitrex
I also have COPD, Addisons Disease, Osterarthritis, Osterporosis, Acid Reflux (GERD).Depression, (why I have depression, I'll never know). And just all over feel like crap.