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anglfrmhvn69
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   Posted 11/12/2008 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
is uc and crohns concidered an disable disease? is there anyone that is on disability for this disease?

pamela

 i was diagnosed with uc on april.16,2003. had my sec. colonoscopy on aug.22,2007 came back normal.

currently flaring on prednisone 60mg x1 week,40mg x1 week, 20mg x1 week.

i also take nexium 40mg once a day for acid reflux.

take one multivitamin a day

                                                                       

 


Christine1946
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   Posted 11/12/2008 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
     I don't think you can collect disability with Crohn's or UC.  I believe they have been trying to pass a law that would enable people with these diseases to collect, but haven't heard any affirmation about it.  I don't work.
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Red_34
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   Posted 11/12/2008 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
It can be considered a disability if you are severe enough but I know that it is quite the battle to get disability pay from the government.
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anglfrmhvn69
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   Posted 11/12/2008 2:39 PM (GMT -6)   
that is what i was trying to explain to my mom,not that i'm trying to get it. she thinks i can cause i was born with the gene that gave me this disease.

pamela

 i was diagnosed with uc on april.16,2003. had my sec. colonoscopy on aug.22,2007 came back normal.

currently flaring on prednisone 60mg x1 week,40mg x1 week, 20mg x1 week.

i also take nexium 40mg once a day for acid reflux.

take one multivitamin a day

                                                                       

 


Red_34
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   Posted 11/12/2008 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
We had a couple members on here that got disability BUT it took a long time and it was quite the battle for them. Some may think that it's not even worth the battle.
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anglfrmhvn69
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   Posted 11/12/2008 2:44 PM (GMT -6)   
sherry if i may ask you a question off topic of this, i have been trying to eat for the past three days now and i have been feeling very nauseated could this be another symptom of colitis? and everytime i smoke a cigerette i cramp. and have to empty some blood and mucus, smoking didnt do that to me the first time.

pamela

 i was diagnosed with uc on april.16,2003. had my sec. colonoscopy on aug.22,2007 came back normal.

currently flaring on prednisone 60mg x1 week,40mg x1 week, 20mg x1 week.

i also take nexium 40mg once a day for acid reflux.

take one multivitamin a day

                                                                       

 


Red_34
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   Posted 11/12/2008 2:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, nausea can come from uc especially if you are flaring. That is a common problem. Cigs are a natural bowel relaxer so it could be that is why you are cramping. Have you asked the doc yet to see if you can take Bentyl?
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anglfrmhvn69
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   Posted 11/12/2008 2:49 PM (GMT -6)   
i got my bentyl filled but still alittle afraid to take it,mine is 20mg.

pamela

 i was diagnosed with uc on april.16,2003. had my sec. colonoscopy on aug.22,2007 came back normal.

currently flaring on prednisone 60mg x1 week,40mg x1 week, 20mg x1 week.

i also take nexium 40mg once a day for acid reflux.

take one multivitamin a day

                                                                       

 


Red_34
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   Posted 11/12/2008 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I wouldn't be afraid of it. But just don't drive until you know how it's going to affect you. Mine is at 10mgs and it made me a bit loopy at first but it helped great with the cramping. Also be sure to drink lots of water while taking it to avoid constipation.
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anglfrmhvn69
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   Posted 11/12/2008 2:53 PM (GMT -6)   
ok i'll try it thanks,should i stop taking imodium then ?

pamela

 i was diagnosed with uc on april.16,2003. had my sec. colonoscopy on aug.22,2007 came back normal.

currently flaring on prednisone 60mg x1 week,40mg x1 week, 20mg x1 week.

i also take nexium 40mg once a day for acid reflux.

take one multivitamin a day

                                                                       

 


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   Posted 11/12/2008 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   
People with IBD can get disability, it can be tough but the sicker you are could make it a little easier to get and it just depends on how your doc fills out the necessary forms too.

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Red_34
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   Posted 11/12/2008 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, stop the immodium if you are taking Bentyl.
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doors12
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   Posted 11/12/2008 10:07 PM (GMT -6)   
go to www.socialsecurity.gov (assuming you are in the USA)

You will find the criteria for disability is something like the following (please check the exact def'n)

Medical condition or combination of conditions resulting in your being unable to work, having lasted or expected to last for at least 12 months or result in death.

In my opinion it comes down to the medical documentation. They are going to look at your medical records to make the decision. A simple note from the doctor stating "this person cannot work" will not get you disability. Social security also does NOT do partial disability. You're either disabled according to their rules or you're not.

With that in mind, maintain supporting documentation and be prepared to stay on top of SS to insure they receive the documentation and that the doctors send the documentation to SS. Also remember to include anything like mental health problems, depression, anxiety etc. as it can be a combination of conditions resulting in your inability to work - which they will define as 'substantial gainful employment' - which i believe is currently about $900+ per month.
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