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Is FMS Disabling?
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bharmon - April 23

My family physician who has been treating me for the last severl months said to me when my husband walked out of the room, I've never seen anyone become disabled with Fibromyalgia. I would love to send him some evidence that he is wrong. Would love your comments to support my pain.

 

islandguy - April 24

The statement by your doctor is simply untrue. There are many of us who suffer with fibro that are currently on disabillity and have been recognized by the "system" as such. I personally can not work. "Would love to" but am unable because of fibro. Many doctors are uninformed and misinformed about fibro and many doctors still believe it is still "in your head". I would be interviewing doctors that are more familiar with fibromyalgia and make an appointment with the new doctor. Maybe some of the sceptics need to walk a mile in our shoes.
Take care

 

Fantod - April 26

I am considered diabled due to FMS. Your doctor is not living on this planet. and he should be ashamed of himself. The problem is subjective as anyone can say they have crippling pain. Proving it is another thing entirely. If you had a spiral fracture in both legs things would be different. An iray would clearly show that there was a problem. While not everyone suffers the same degree of symptoms, it is entirely possible for someone to be disabled due to FMS. I would like to suggest you find another physcian who has, at the very least, some empathy for the problem. Best of lcuk to you and take care.

 

marwal - April 28

Much like a good lawyer who must keep up to date on new laws, so must a doctor keep up to date with medical articles, new meds, and new studies. Your doctor may be stuck in his own personal funk. Time to see someone else. My GP and my rheumatologist have been nothing but supportive. In fact, I had no idea that I had it. It was my specialist that mentioned it to me out of the blue, based on the complaints that I had. I already have Sjogren's syndrome, but he was able to look outside the box, and see that something else was wrong. Hope this helps you along with everyone else's comments. In fact I must mention that I know of someone who is now in a wheelchair with FMS as her sole diagnosis. Take care

 

CLH - April 30

THAT IS SO NOT TRUE!! I HAVE WATCHED MY MOTHER AT 50 BECOME DISABLED FROM THIS IN A MATTER OF 3 MONTHS. SHE IS LOSING HER VISION AND HEARING. SHE HAS SUCH SEVERE PAIN ALL OVER AND FATIGUE SO BAD THERE IS NO WAY SHE COULD WORK. SHE IS BARELY ABLE TO GET OUT OF THE HOUSE BECAUSE OF THE ANXIETY SHE FEELS. SHE HARDLY SLEEPS AT ALL, WITH THE HELP OF SLEEP AIDS THAT USUALLY DOESNT WORK TO WELL. HER MEMORY IS TERRIBLY AFFECTED. HER BALANCE IS ALSO AFFECTED. SHE HAS TROUBLE FALLING DOWN ALOT. IT HAS TOTALLY BROKE MY HEART TO WATCH THIS. I AM SO SORRY YOU ARE DEALING WITH THIS ALSO.

 

Capa - May 7

I was wondering how those of you who are currently on disability got into the system?

I have had fibro for years and have had difficulty working full-time but was told that I'd have to be unemployed due to the disability in order to be eligible. Is this correct?

Thanks!

 

nemesis - May 12


a lot of doctors get on an eltist trip and believe patients should be in awe
problem is although they train and pass exams it doesnt tell how good they are and some bones think because it cant be absolutley diagnosed like say a bust leg they dismiss it and us with it
change your doc its only been 7 mnths another doc might be more sympathetic.
I was diagnosed 2003 and told to take the meds and look on the web.
I researched for 5 yearsnow and I do fly in the face of general fibro advice but have I think I have nailed it for myself
your docs a idiot
hope this helps

 

Lady Di - May 14

I applied for and received SS disability in 2005. On my application I put Chronic Pain and Depression due to Fibro... They sent me to a Psycologist. He interviewed me for less than 30 minutes and told me he would send his report to SS and also that I would have nothing to worry about. He was right...I got disability SS retroactive (CA). Unfortunately, things have worsened - from FMS I have IC, IBS, chronic fatigue, etc. It takes a lot of effort and headaches to fill out all the forms (I also had five doctors reports). Have not been questioned since. Perhaps it was because I was older (62 at the time). Keep trying. Di

 

eXcelon - June 6

Yes it is. And if a doctor tells you no, find another doctor, preferable a Rheumatologist. Also Allsup Inc. will do ALL of the work for a Disability case. Go online and check them out, they have a 97% success rate for winning. The owner was a Social Security Lawyer and it's been a relief to have them take care of all the paper work. Feel better, this info will help.

 

ep246 - August 18

i was put on disability due to fms...i have been seeing a physical medicine doctor and when i appliedshe wrote on the form what i had and could never work again.....

 

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