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Natdacat

566d

Does anyone know if you can get disability for fibromyalgia?

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    • Chronicspoonie

      561d

      @katzgoddessa I agree! I just barely worked long enough to qualify. I felt like the lawyer was judging me for lack of work history, but I raised 5 productive members of society before I went to work😃.we homeschooled then I was a full blown PTA mom

    • MiMiof2GREATNephews

      564d

      I had a hearing April 26th, I have an attorney helping me get my disability.

      • Chronicspoonie

        561d

        @MiMiof2GREATNephews keep us updated!

    • PGips

      565d

      I currently filed in February and Monday I go for my disability Dr appt and Wed with the shrink.. hoping to get it been out of work for 2.5 yrs now.. I live in Indiana and you can file for FM but filing with other diagnosis help too

    • katzgoddessa

      565d

      I am in Florida and have been denied once by SSI and once by a lawyer so I'm afraid to try again. But someone my husband knows said I shouldn't have any trouble if I file again. Of course I am worse now and have a few more issues and the long COVID, so we'll see. I know it depends on state, what you have, severity, age, support, length of time, how much you've worked in the last 5-10 years..... it should not be like this.

      • Chronicspoonie

        561d

        @katzgoddessa I agree! I just barely worked long enough to qualify. I felt like the lawyer was judging me for lack of work history, but I raised 5 productive members of society before I went to work😃.we homeschooled then I was a full blown PTA mom

      • Natdacat

        564d

        @katzgoddessa I've barely worked

    • freebirdchick87

      565d

      I havent been able to get it . ive tried 3 times

      • JustRachelle

        564d

        @freebirdchick87 hi if you don’t mind me asking.. did you have a lawyer file or did you do it on your own?

      • Natdacat

        565d

        @freebirdchick87 it probably depends on the state you live in but I'm not sure.

    • Natdacat

      565d

      I am afraid of getting rejected for disability

    • Bladybenz52

      565d

      Yes

    • Natdacat

      565d

      I'm sorry for your loss! You are worse off than me with the OA! If you need to talk I'm here! May I ask your age?

      • Chronicspoonie

        561d

        @Natdacat almost 49

    • Chronicspoonie

      566d

      I started the process again last week with a lawyer. Got denied in 2019 then the world went to you know what....the lawyer said it will NOT be easy. I have OA as well and need multiple joint replacement surgeries. Had first total knee replacement surgery in January next is scheduled for July and then hip and then shoulder. In the last year I lost my husband and my daughter as well

      • katzgoddessa

        565d

        @Chronicspoonie so sorry about your losses. Here if you need it!

        • Chronicspoonie

          561d

          @katzgoddessa thank you. Sometimes the grief and pain are overwhelming. Struggling tonight

      • Bladybenz52

        565d

        @Chronicspoonie don’t give up what city u located in

        • Chronicspoonie

          561d

          @Bladybenz52 Kansas City

    • JustRachelle

      566d

      You can but it won’t be easy. I don’t have it yet but I’m planning on getting some kind of disability.. I plan to use a lawyer because just off of research it’s best to get a lawyer when you have fibromyalgia and are trying to get disability. I’m sure you have to have paper trails of your doctors visit etc and maybe have more than just fibromyalgia. I think your doctor will have to report all your symptoms too such as brain fog, arthritis like pain and pretty much everything that goes along with fibromyalgia.. anxiety & depression etc..

      • Natdacat

        566d

        @JustRachelle thank you! Yes I have osteoarthritis and chronic back pain as well as restless feet and ankles. Just to name a few. And I just turned 40.

        • kem

          563d

          @Natdacat I know how you feel. I also have fibro, osteoarthritis and chronic back pain. I'm 41 years old. It's definitely a struggle.

        • JustRachelle

          566d

          @Natdacat ohhh okay.. I think that may be enough.. I’m still doing my research I don’t plan to start my process until the end of this year… I just got my parking permit today too if you don’t have one ask your doctor about it because you get it the same day

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