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sdaless
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   Posted 12/21/2008 10:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone,
 
It has been an long while since I posted.  I am currently in remission.  Recently I got hurt in work and they said it is cervical strain and sprain.  I had an MRI and they said I have Degenerative Disc Disease and that was it.  Well when I was leaving the office I asked for a copy and it showed a herniated disc and/or spondolysis and a bulging disc.  I am really upset that they didn't tell me that.  I can't see how that is legal.  On top of that I have been experiencing a great deal of anxiety and border panic attacks.  I am in a lot of pain and they prescribed me darvacettes and flexeral.  The last few days I just haven't felt well.  It almost feels like I did before I had my first big flare.  Anxiety ridden and nauseas.  I have been constipated from the meds I am assuming.  I am going to ask the doctor about the results and tell him I know I have a herniated disc and bulging disc.  I am assuming I have spondylosis down my spine as I have a great deal of low back pain.  I am also going to have to go to my primary for a RX for an xray of my knee as it is also painful and hurting back and front and starting to be painful down the shin.  I feel like I am a hundred years old and depressed.  Any suggestions on the workers comp and also how hard is it to get social security with diagnosis of hx of UC, IBS, joint pain and degenerative disc disease, spondolysis, anxiety and depression.  I am really freaking out.  I think it's time to change my life and accept my illness.  Help!
 
Stacy
Current meds are:
 
Asacol 6 pills a day
Lexapro 20 mg once a day
Ativan .5 mg when needed
Canasa when needed
 
 
 
 


Dr-A
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 2105
   Posted 12/21/2008 11:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Should have them be specific on what type of disc issue you have..... herniated bulging protruding prolapsed etc... They are all different and not to be used interchangeably. This is important especially if you are a work comp case. The DDD and sponylosis probably has been developing over past 20 years.
Proctitis DX 1999, Pancolitis DX 2008
Lialda 1 day
Immuran
Golimumab study
Vitamin E Enemas as needed
Probiotis/GreenTea/VitD+Ca/SuperDHA


Peety
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 2855
   Posted 12/22/2008 6:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't have experience but know that if you can't get answers or have problems with your applications -- as many people do -- your Member of Congress can help. Really! If they ask the agencies on your behalf, things will happen. (I was once a "caseworker" for a U.S. Senator).

I hope you can find some relief from you pain, and peace with your decisions.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete$$ probiotic powder at first, now Forte pills. Doing much better, but still having some bad days. 


sdaless
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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 1396
   Posted 12/26/2008 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   

I can't thank you enough for all your replies.  It has helped.  Happy New Year everyone.

Stacy


Current meds are:
 
Asacol 6 pills a day
Lexapro 20 mg once a day
Ativan .5 mg when needed
Canasa when needed
 
 
 
 


RobinByrd
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 511
   Posted 12/27/2008 5:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Stacy...

Regarding the social security it is my experience with my clients that you need to contact an attorney that has a lot of experience with these claims. I'm sure if you asked around your community someone could help guide you in the right direction.

As for your stress...it can definitely take it's toll on your UC. To help with your anxiety accepting your illnesses and situation is a great start. You may even want to seek professional counseling for a short while just to help with your thoughts and feelings. Having just one chronic illness is a lot to cope with, and it sounds like you have quite a few things going on! But really, the best/successful mental health treatment is when there is a combination of medications (when needed) and counseling.

I work in the field...can you tell? : )

It does sound like you're taking the right steps, but please take care of yourself, as it is amazing the affects your emotions can have on your physical wellbeing.

Have a great day!

: ) Robin
Dx-May 2007  Asacol-2400mg bid  Prednisone-20mg  Remicade-4 Tx
28 year old Mommy of a 1 year old and a Wife for almost 2 years!
Life has never been so sweet!  I appreciate the small things in life...the little joys that occur every second of every day.  Though we struggle and have crazy complications, nothing can over ride our love and happiness.


sdaless
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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 1396
   Posted 12/28/2008 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks Robin and I have been seriously thinking of talking to someone.

Stacy


Current meds are:
 
Asacol 6 pills a day
Lexapro 20 mg once a day
Ativan .5 mg when needed
Canasa when needed
 
 
 
 

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