This is my first posting to the Fibro Community. I was officially diagnosed with Fibro 2 1/2 years ago following many doctors, numerous tests, and of course constant extreme pain. I did file for Disability shortly after and was accepted following my first application. I know this is highly unusual. I thank God for it. I did fill out the form and answered all their questions. I sent my replies to disability in the order in which they asked them however I put my replies in Book form with a "Table of Contents" and page numbers to help them find a specific category they might be searching for. I wanted to make it as easy, and clear as possible for them. All of us on this site have several things in common, constant pain in varying degrees, have had many tests, seen many doctors, and fight to hang in their emotionally. Just to name a few. I'm quite sure"They" read a large number of these reports. I didn't want "them" to get frustrated trying to search for a piece of specific information. I wanted it to be clear and concise. I would recommend attaching a separate sheet to continue your list as needed. If it's in chapter 3, for example it could be numbered 3a. When answering the question of how this has affected your life. I recommend speaking from your heart, in detail the effects on your life physically and emotionally. In this way they can get to know you the person, not just another case. I will keep you in my prayers. God Bless You, CarolView Thread
Hi, I was diagnosed in December of '09. I had been and continue to be on Cymbalta 90mgm/day. I have not experienced any side effects. I know there are always the possibilities of side effects, however I would suggest contacting your MD and discussing this with him. I wish you well, God bless, CarolView Thread
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