Posted 5/19/2011 2:22 AM (GMT -7)
What I can tell you is that I am on SSD because of Migraines and Depression.. also PTSD and anxiety
They turned me down the first time by mail .. I was having headaches as often as you at that time..
I got a good SSD lawyer and appealed... went to see all their docs and went before the judge and was approved for SSD
It has taken a great load off of me as at the time there was no way I could have ever held a normal job.. as it was I had my own company because of my headaches and I couldn't even keep that going. Without SSD I would have become homeless.. no doubt about it.. it was a great fear at the time.. and the check they sent me for the time I applied until I was approved had proven to be invaluable as some of my medicines are ridiculously expensive. I am now sick with so many other things that I probably could have gotten SSD now anyway straight away
They do give you a hard time the first go around.. Even though it isn't very much money.. it is something.. and then there is medicare... I would be dead without this health insurance
Think about this first.. IF you can work another job that uses your skill set but isn't as stressful or as life and death.. they would probably wonder why you haven't tried something else first before applying..
I hope this helps
Brain Aneurysn FIXED, Crohn's, Migraines, Fibromyalgia, Hypothyroid, Polychondritis, Pericarditis, Depression
Lacto-Vegetarian Low-Residue Diet,
Solgar V-75, Gentle Iron, Calcium, Vit D, Flaxseed Oil, B2, Biotin, B12 shot, Turmeric
Pentasa, Metaprolol, Gabapentin, Synthroid, Protonex, Plavix, ASPIRIN, Flexerol, Zocor, Xanax, Fiorinal
Was on Entocort, INH, Prednisone, Prednisolone, Cipro, Flagyl