I am so glad you gat an attorney Ireally believe that this will make a difference for you, I know how discouraging it is to be rejected for SSD, and the flimsy reasons they give for why you aren't qualified when you really are! Having an Attorney....well let him take some of the burden he's getting paid for it, and you can worry about other things, and I am sure you have more than your share of things to worry about! You have allot on your plate right now! And I wish you all the Luck in the world with it!
I do hope you get your application in soon, as it seems to take SS so long to even approve or disapprove them. Anyway I kind of worry about you having to go on medicaid, I think medicare is so much better! The sooner you get your application in the better! I know it is none of my bussiness, and medicaid varies from state to state, but allot of the medical seems some what limited, and I know the area I live allot of Doctors will not even accept it, primarily because it takes the state so long to pay, if they do! If nothing else it just seems to be more of a hassle. I do hope you get it approved the first time! I am sending positive thoughts your way, that it will!
I can't say much about the weight, as I am more than a few pounds over what I should be! PALay I also eat lousy, to many Micky Deee's Breakfasts and Culvers Lunchs! And I am not a great salad eater, I like meat! and cheeses and pasta, breads, and potatoes, and ...well .....let us just say I like FOOD in general!
You know fatherjohn neurontin didn't work for me either and it messed up my vision, so I don't use it. Actually when they started me on the Baclofen that helped with the pain just about as much as anything except the pain meds! You are rtight that CP and depression go together, depression can be funny though, some people eat allot when they are depressed and gain allot of weight, others do just the opposite and don't wan't to eat all, and lose a bunch of weight! So it is hard to tell! But the neurontin does seem to make allot of people gain weight!
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full 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