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Date Joined Mar 2010
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   Posted 7/5/2011 12:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi All,
Hi, hope everyone is doing ok. I have a few questions about disability benefits. I just applied last week on the internet. I would like to know, what does the judge usually ask you? Do they really kinda act unsupportive of this symptom?
You see I have been out of work for at least 3 months. Since I have been home and managing my fibro by pacing myself and limiting what I do, I haven't had a bad flare in quite a while. BUT I am not at stressed, working at my own pace, if I get tired I rest, if I have more pain, I just adjust my day. I am scared if I went back out and tried to work and staying on a schedule I will start to flare bad again. I mean I do have small flares, not the major ones, that I use to have a few months ago. I am thinking my body is getting used to my work load at home. I have been trying to walk on my treadmill, and I am up to a mile. BUT if I do it everyother day, I get really fatigued and start having those nerve shooting pains. I still have alot of pain in my shoulders and arms, and boy if you come up and squeeze my muscles, ouch!!!
Has anyone else's fibro kinda chilled out for a few months or so? I know it's still there, lol, but it hasn't tried to show its really ugly face lately. (plus Im trying to keep it down) lol
THanks alot for your feedback
Happy (late) fourth of July :)

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Date Joined Jun 2011
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   Posted 7/5/2011 7:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Karen; I've been on disability for over 10 yrs.now. I "did not" get it due 2 the Fibro. Also; I ended up having 2 get
a S.S. advocate 2 help me get mine.And even then, it took me almost 18 months.I got turned down twice. The 3rd
time I had 2 go b4 a judge(which was a nightmare).He was in a really bad mood & took it out on me that day.But he
granted the disability because I also have other illnesses.The main one(to him)was the Meneire's Disease.It causes
nausea, dizziness, imbalance, & hearing loss.The judge granted me disability because of it.Most judges(that I am aware
of)will not approve disability 4 Fibro. But that's here n NC.I don't know what state ur n. Your state may b leaner on this
issue.Most people need someone 2 help them get approved from what I saw.And even with me having help; it was very
nerve racking & took close to 2 years.Anyway; I wish u luck.Blessings! :)

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Date Joined Jun 2011
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   Posted 7/5/2011 7:40 PM (GMT -7)   
There are two threads on disibility you might want to take a look at.  One is in the chronic fatigue syndrome forum, called, "Questions about SSDI forms."  The other is on the Lyme forum, called, "Are there any experts on disibility?"  I don't know anything about disibility.
I'm a music teacher, and not a doctor. Anything I post is based on my own experience and lay opinion.
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