Hello fellow fbro's. If you need information regarding disability please go to www.thedisabilitydigest.com this is a great website designed for people who suffer from Fibromyalgia and should apply for disability. Brian Therrian is wonderful, you will get all the necessary information, steps and suggestions. I have been on disability for a little over a year I was approved the first time. This is a very horrible thing to live with I understand all the symptoms and can only continue to pray! Good Luck with disability getting approved will help you feel a tiny bit better!View Thread
This is my story I had to retire after trying for over 2 years to cope. I was a Principal and finally realized I could no longer be the best and expect the same of my staff. My doctors insisted that I apply for disability it took a couple of months but I did apply and got approved the first time. I am divorced so the burden fell on my wonderful children 31 and 24 who both live out of state. My condition and depression got so bad I went to visit my daughter in Florida. Im still not happy but I have decided to stay in Florida. I understand how Fibro patients feel I just wish there was a miracle cure I want my life back, I will settle for a half of life. I no longer feel human so many times I want to give up! I suggest that you apply for disability having something to contribute will make you feel a little better and less dependent. You should go to the fibromyalgia digest www.disabilitydigest.com it is a wonderful website with all the answers regarding disabilities.When I found this god sent I already was approved for disability they have a lot of resources for those trying to get approval. Good Luck and know you are not alone. When I figure out a better way I will let you know. I stay prayed up and not giving up!View Thread
I was diagnosed a year ago and I feel the same way everyday. Consistent pain, no sleep, always tired, depressed my left side drives me crazy! I also have sarcodosis which can cause fibo I have suffered with sarcodosis for over 20 years. I was on lyrica which made me gain weight, emotional out bursts and feeling in a fog. I stopped taking that and am now on robaxsin, lorcet, and aleve. Nothing seems to work for the pain I am so frustrated and depressed. I had to stop working last July as a school principal I know how important it is to be a reliable dependable employee, I am no longer that person. For the first time in 30 years I was not preparing for the opening of school this fall. I cry everyday because I am no longer the active, happy, involved, dependable person. This is the worst feeling ever. I just dont feel like a person of value I dont have the energy to do anything anymore. Scary huh? I was approved in December for disability. I hope you can find some relief Im still tryin. Web Md has been a blessing, especially trying to explain to family and friends about this condition. If anyone has any suggestions please share. Good Luck and many blessings to you and your family.View Thread
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