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Date Joined Jun 2010
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   Posted 8/19/2010 3:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I am looking for a doctor in the Raleigh or Greenville NC are, that will support a disability claim. would like to find a doctor to take over my case as soon as possible as I am due to return to work 9/8  I am currently working fulltime and have been out of work on short term disability since June and scheduled to go back to work in early September.
My primary care doctor took me out of work in June to come off of Cymbalta.  That was 8 weeks of HELL.  Topomax was a lifesaver.  I found a great pain management doctor.  However, she is not supportive of disability.  I advised my primary at my 4 week visit I had to get my life back.  I could not wait any longer or I would loose it all.  I was near nervous breakdown when she took me out.  She doesn't have a clue.  All she cares about is the drug rep bringing lunch.
My primary doctor has advised she is not a disability doctor and can't support a disability claim. (I didn't ask her to)  (I mentioned I didn't have a life and feared I was going to have a nervous breakdown if I continued to work with constant chronic pain, sleeping all weekend, no outside activities, (not even family) this is when she advised, she was not a disability doctor). 
I have had fibromyalgia for over 10 years. I do not have a Fibromyalgia doctor and have been treated by primary care doctor. She has advised she does not have time to support a disability claim (paperwork). 
I had a total Hystercomy in 2010 and have battled Fibromyalgia for over 10 years.  After the Hyst. I had severe pelvic pain and could not use the bathroom (#2) and this just created a bad cycle of stool softners, laxatives, constipations, etc.  I kept going to to my gyno for over 9 months " WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME" he says, "IT IS YOUR FIBROMYALGIA"  Like, I claim it, Like it is my child!   mad  
I have been through hell the past two years, sleeping/resting all weekend just be able to go to work all week to bring home a paycheck to assist my husband.  My body finally had all it could take and in May I began to call into work frequently.  I was only supposed to be out 6 weeks and told her I was out of breath walking 20 feet and my heart was pounding.  She said she didn't want me to start to get deconditioned and extended another 6 weeks.  She had no idea I was already deconditioned.  Being in a pool for an hour floating on a noodle/float exhaust me.  She has told me she does not have time for me; children and old people come before me (fibromyalgia paitient).  I can't walk more than 20 feet without chronic pelvic pain.
The latest thing, my short term disability was denied because she put refered on my paperwork refered to pain management as to why I was out.  She did not refer me to that dr. and would not have known it if I had not told her.  I went to that dr before she took me out of work.  If it were not for that dr & topomax I would not even be on this PC.  They got my records from pain dr and it was denied because no mention of me out of work, well that dr did not take me out work. 




Fibromyalgia ~ Chronic Pain ~ Hystercomy ~ Adenomyosis ~ Endometriosis ~ IBS ~ Allegeries ~
Chronic Pelvic Pain (on diagnosis for this)

: Topomax (has been a big help)

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   Posted 8/19/2010 7:36 PM (GMT -7)   

Welcome to the forum. I'm so sorry you're going through all this. Unfortunately, I don't have any experience in this area, but others do who I'm sure will be by shortly. If nothing else, we all support each other here and that's huge!

I know someone who also has endometriosis and it's been the bane of her existence. She can hardly walk, either.

...fibromyalgia, hearing loss, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting (back), arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraines, tachycardia, cancer surgeries (face).......I take Nortriptyline & Clonopin daily, and Darvocet as needed

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Date Joined Sep 2013
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   Posted 9/11/2013 9:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Did you ever get help? Please help I would really like to know.

ak angel
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Date Joined Apr 2011
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   Posted 9/11/2013 11:50 PM (GMT -7)   
SOBX, I was wondering if you seen a psychologist because you mention a breakdown? I was in your shoes before. I worked until I had serious medical and mental problems. I finally caved in and landed on the mental health floor. I finally got disability through my mental state. I had a great psychologist that requested I not work ever again. So have you looked down that route before?

I feel for you because Dr's are not wanting to get involved in disability cases. I have been there and I just went through it myself a few weeks ago. I have long term still going, but I had a Dr. give me a hard time in filling it out. So I do understand.

I wish I knew someone around your area. Don't ever give up in trying to find a Dr. to help you. I was so blessed to have a psychologist see the whole picture. She gets $300 hr. all worth it.

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   Posted 9/12/2013 12:10 AM (GMT -7)   
This is an old thread and the person who started it hasn't been seen in three years so I'm locking it. We do that with old threads that come along.

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