I just applied for Social Security. I haven't worked for 13 months now. I brought up filing for SS with my LLMD and she thought it was a good idea. Which kind of really sucked because it told me she's thinking it could be quite some time before I'm ready to go back to work. I want my life back!!! dang it!!!
Anyway, I know it takes about 4-6 months to get a reply that will be "denied" and my LLMD said I would probably have to get a lawyer to appeal it. Does anyone know what % the lawyer takes out? And does anyone have any specific advice on how to get through the process a little easier? My LLMD suggested I push the "chronic fatigue" stuff in my application cause "the SSA just doesn't get Lyme". Surprise, surprise right?
I'd be grateful in hearing what your experiences have been.
Thanks so much
11/07 symptoms start
7/4/08 IGenX LD positive,gluten sensitivity,low magn, low WBC's,+yeast/bacteria/tapeworm/roundworm, EBV,HHV,CMV,Parvo,
7/25/08 started on Biaxin
9/08 IGenX co-infections neg, but probable Bart, Bab, Erhl
11/08 Biaxin,Plaquenil,Cipro, Artemisinin,3 probiotics,Transfer Immune, Bcomplex,MultiVit,omega3,magnesium,
1/29/09 Added: Rifampin 600mg- Ehrl, Lomatium 15dropsBID-parvo, andrographis 15dropsBID (super yuck!)-LD, Alinia-cryptosporidium.