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disability pension
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fibrospirit - November 25

hi again,im also wondering why fibromyalgia isnt considered a disability. as far as im concerned people in wheel chairs have more ability to function than 'us' i understand fibro can be managed but im managing 1 step a day,and if i step off my program for a couple of days im back to square1. the thought of working fills me with fear and anxiety that is overwhelming,i know i can have a happy and productive life,but not while iv got the sress of having to look for mainstream work.i know ill never be able to do it so why cant i get the pension-it will remove the stress of having to go to pointless appointments and help abit with money.i just want to get on with managing my way.


Canada17 - November 25

I don't know where you live but I'm pretty sure FM is considered a disability in Canada. I know my doctor told me that some of her patients are on disability because of FM.


fibrospirit - November 25

thanks for replying,fibro really seems to be acknowladged in america and canada.we seem to have small pockets of support but none that i can find near love to become an advocate,but i struggle with my own life and dont think i could take it on and do a good job.i will keep looking for support and a new dr.keep trying-thats all i can do:-)


Fantod - November 25

Fibromyalgia (FMS) by itself is not considered grounds for disability in the US. Usually underlying conditions and FMS are required to get disability. A raging case of FMS and plenty of documentation including something from a mental health professional might do the trick.

I just went through the process of getting disability. I used a US company called Allsup and we had it sorted in 6 month. I had mountains of documentation to back up my claim.

You should see if you can find a support group for chronic pain in your area. I'd call your local hospital and see if they are aware of any groups like that. It certainly helps to talk to people in the same boat. Face to face is probably even better. Take care.


axxie - November 25

Also in Canada, fibro by itself is not considered a disability, you have to have another impairement, such as depression. Then that would be acceptable, the more the doctor is able to put in your document the better.



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