My fibro has gotten so bad b/c it has gone untreated for 10 yrs dr's always trying to do or not know a diagnosis that I haven't been able to even make it to work (which I work at a very simple job in my opinion). Anyone had success w/ disability or social security or tips of home jobs or what you all do for extra money and help when u can barely get out of bed?
Disability/social security: My fibro... - Fibromyalgia Acti...
I am not clear as to whether you have been diagnosed with FM. If you have not been diagnosed, you may want to see a doctor able to clearly assess/diagnose.
A disability claim rests heavily upon diagnoses and the statements/assessments of your physicians.
The Social Security Administration has more information about requirements for filing disability claims.
It is possible to win a disability determination based upon FM.
This link gives specific information: socialsecurity.gov/OP_Home/...
Hope this offers at least some of the info you are seeking.
the link above is for the US I believe. Processes and rules are very different in other countries, but in principle it helps with social benefits if you have a diagnosis. Occupational health measures, if available, can be arranged based on symptoms.
Doesn't matter how easy or hard your job is it is the effort of getting up and out that is tiring and then trying to do anything. I have another friend who makes cards at home but there may be some saturation in that area and she won a grant to help with initial costs.
Do you still mean that your fibro is not being treated? There is no cure only pain management and possibly a pill to try and alter how your brain perceives pain. It is very difficult to diagnose as there is no simple test for it.
i was fortunate in working for the nhs they had more of an obligation to make adaptation, i initially went to 3 day working but 12hr shifts, this worked for me because it cut down the early rises, washing, and getting too and from work, i also started using a mobility scooter at work which helped for the longer distances. I also applied, and got a blue badge on the basis that anything that could be cut down outside work that would help. I know there was another lady at work who did it differently and only worked a maximum of 2 days together.
On my days of i slept.
it was hard getting the last adaptation and several times they tried to get rid of me, even to a "member of the public" reported me for being spaced out on morphine in charge of a scooter. Now heck how would anyone else know that.
Anyway eventually it was the pain in my hands that stopped me, i cant physically wash and dress every day eventually the pain becomes to great and it has been that which stopped me in my tracks