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Swordfox

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I'm hoping for opinions from any outside source - one that doesn't worry about the financial or personal aspects of this. I have a great job, with a great boss working from home. However, despite that, I can't properly get my work done. My concentration is shot, sitting in the same position for more than a few minutes hurts, and I have pains in my hands every time I type. I was just diagnosed with Fibromyalgia a week ago, so are still working to find proper treatment, but I've been having these issues for months and I'm behind on my work because of it. My boss hasn't said anything about it, but I've always been hard on myself when it comes to work. Being behind stresses me out, feeling like I'm making others make up for me stresses me out. I end up with increasing stress laying in bed on a weekday because, despite being behind, it is pointless for me to sit down in pain and get nothing done. In addition to the fibromyalgia, I have PTSD, PCOS, Hashimoto's, Anxiety and then a few "smaller" problems like TMJD. I have been considering going on disability. Obviously I haven't been forced to stop working yet, but that is only because I have such a good boss. My job is pretty much the easiest it could be and I still can't keep up. I hate telling my husband just how bad things are with work because he worries so much about finances and I feel guilty because he works hard. I've spoken to my mother about it, but she's always had the "if you don't keep working things will just get worse" mindset. I have disability insurance, and would hopefully be able to get on SSDI. With both of those I should still make 80% of my salary even on disability. I don't know what to do. Do I keep pushing myself in hopes things get better? Do I stop working so that I can focus on my health more? What if I stop working but they deny disability? I'm so conflicted. If any of you are on disability, what was the "I can't work anymore" trigger? How do you determine that point? I feel like if, as a 29 year old, I went on disability everyone would think I was just lazy since I don't have a visible disability.

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    • Raquel226

      430d

      I've been through everything you've going through. My breaking point was having 20-30 seizures in just the morning at work. They were absent seizures so it looks like I'm just staring into space. So I can't do anything with computers and I can't do anything physical because of arthritis and fibromyalgia. Just to let you know filing for disability can be very difficult. You typically need a lawyer, which I had, but I still lost. I wish you all the best, let me know if you have questions.

    • Raquel226

      430d

      I've been through everything you've going through. My breaking point was having 20-30 seizures in just the morning at work. They were absent seizures so it looks like I'm just staring into space. So I can't do anything with computers and I can't do anything physical because of arthritis and fibromyalgia. Just to let you know filing for disability can be very difficult. You typically need a lawyer, which I had, but I still lost. I wish you all the best, let me know if you have questions.

      • Swordfox

        430d

        @Raquel226 thank you! I've read it is hard to get approved, I've looked into a couple of lawyers in my area just in case. It's insane you still lost your case even with the seizures! That seems crazy. I hope that things have improved for you ❤️.

    • FatHammie

      430d

      I'm having a problem like this too. I have literally just rang the PIP line to see if I can get that. That way I can be part time at work, but still get some other sort of income. Times are so hard and so it's stressful too. Money is always needed to pay bills etc. I hope you get what you need x

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