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   Posted 4/18/2010 9:08 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey it's been awhile since i have posted but I’m back!

I actually do have some good new. Seeing the chiropractor has helped a lot.. there are days where i feel no pain at all :)

..but then the reality of getting a job again sets in...and once again I am stuck in bed today in pain from standing up and working yesterday :-/

I keep trying to push myself to go into work when i am scheduled but my migraines, the dizziness, and the pain are all coming back now

I am also in a situation where i have no money left, all my family is up north while I live in FL. Thankfully i have a Boyfriend who is understanding and is allowing me to live with him free of charge, but i can not keep living like this.

I have thought about applying or disability but when it asks if I’m working, I’m afraid if I’m honest and say yes, i will not even get considered. I can work some hours a week.. but not nearly enough to make any more money then to pay for my gas to and from doctors.

What am i suppose to do now? I can't work enough, but can still work some, have no disability, and no money.

All advice is welcomed!

"We all have many obstacles in out life, some of us have more then others.
 Mine may have limited my options, but it will never limit my possibilities"

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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 52
   Posted 4/18/2010 5:25 PM (GMT -7)   
missmarie, hello and welcome back. In some states you can still work and get disability, but you can only make so much. Check with your state to see what the amount is that you are allowed to make. I used to work but after about a year i had no choice but to quit. So while you are able to work a little you can file for disability and get the process going because it usually takes several years to finally get it and you may not be able to work by that time.

So sorry you are having to work while in pain. Start trying to get all your medical records together now before you file because it makes the process go faster when you already have them to file for SSD.

Hope you get to feeling better

 Diagnosed with -FM, Degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, arthritis, Lupus., undifferentiated connective tissue disease. 
Medications- Plaquanil, 800 Ibuprofen, Lortab, Cymbalta 

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   Posted 4/18/2010 7:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I believe that there is an amount of time that you have to be out of work before applying for disability, but I could be so wrong about that. But there is social security disability and supplemental security income and I could have the two mixed up.

The first step is to get ahold of the department of social security and see if you are qualified for that. If not, you can apply for the supplemental.

It does take a long time and you can be denied along the way but keep appealing it. You might want to talk to an attorney who does contingency (sp) meaning that they don't charge you unless you collect. And that way you know that they aren't going to take the case unless they know that they are going to win.

And as stated above you might want to gather any medical records that might help. But if you get an attorney, they will help you with all of that. Filling out the forms is a pain. Whenever they ask you questions, remember most of the time they are refering to an eight hour work day. So take that into consideration before answering the questions.

I hope that you get rid of your migraines. Do you think this all could be stress from working? Try some warm heat around your neck, such as a bed buddy. They really do help to relax the neck and shoulders and that often helps with the headaches.

Take care,

Hugs, Karen
  Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies

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