It took me 5 years to get disability. I have Lupus anticoagulant, fibromyalgia ((back then unheard of), Sjogrens, Had even had a stroke. And my 3 Drs.notes were all there in black and white. The first judge looked at me and asked if I 'wanted' to have Lupus. Until I was diagnosed with it I'd never heard of it. I hired a lawyer and we had to go through the whole process again. When my poor husband began having a series of heart attacks, he was too afraid to quit working because then,we'd have no income at all. He'd had 4 by the time I was finally awarded my disability.View Thread
We've gone through all of my meds and nothing makes sense. I'm going to a gastro.....whatever Dr. next week. And without my faith I couldn't be walking this road. My husband is in the hospital right now. His blood pressure is 223/110. He's had 5 heart attacks in the past. Despite the 20 plus meds in him, nothing is helping. Thanks for responding.View Thread
It was such a relief to me to finally have a diagnosis. I had searched for 2 years and many Drs. My mother had a friend who had died with Lupus and she sobbed and sobbed when I told her. I do wish I had been told it was ok to be depressed. I went through every stage of grief and there didn't seem to be anybody there for me. But, I read everything I could get my hands on and that really helped the most. When something new comes out, I want to try it.View Thread
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