Hello fellow fibromites!
I live in Texas and am presently on long term disability through my job. I am on leave of absence so they havent' officially let me go yet. I was told by the long term dis. folks that I have to file for ss dis. I've gone online and have printed some helpful information but it just seems so overwhelming. I've been told I have a pretty good chance and I realize if I do go through an attorney they will pocket about 25%. Does anyone know of a program or any kind of advocate that helps in this sort of thing without a large fee? Any information will be very much appreciated.
Brief summary of my case: originally ill in 08/08 admitted through ER, thought I had a stroke..went through multiple tests and of course nothing..started following with a rhuematologist who at first gave me dx polymyalgia rhuematica, went through more tests, biopsy on both sides of temples..severe low back pain, several esi injections, fatigue, in the meanttime pushing through at work..
Was beginning to feel some what normal again around 05/10 when I felt like the carpet was pulled out from under me. I became more and more fatiuged. Pushing yet again at work, when that Monday, I could not figure out how to perform my job! Couldn't put any of it together and I have not been back since then. Many more tests, many more meds..finally dx of fibromyalgia, rheumatiod arthritis, impinged cutaneous femoral nerve, depression, radiculiits lower back.
like I said, any help would be hugely appreciated,
Fibromyalgia,degenerative disc disease,rheumatiod arthritis,depression,asthma
Cymbalta, Savella,neurotin,predisone,morphine,percocet for break through pain