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!
mother of four sons, grandma to five, wife to one wonderful husband
fibromyalgia since 1993
Cymbalta, Trammadol, Lyrica, Xanex
Love people and use things NOT love things and use people.
He is richest who is content with the least....Socrates