I was diagnosed with APS 17 years ago. But as time goes by I am exhibiting more symptoms. I have been hospitalized 3 times in the past 2 years . I was on sick leave for 2 month. My hematologist recommended me to take coumadin and at times I have felt better but lately, I am not sure if the coumadin is working because I feel dizzy and my face is a little tingling. Recently I was diagnosed with vasculitis in my toes. My toes started getting purple and very painful. Most of the time I am very tire and my body aches and my eyes feel very dry and I feel like I have a cloud over my head. I can not concentrate at times.The last time I was hospitalized I developed pleulitis in my heart and lungs. My rehumatologist said that it happens to people who have lupus. My diagnosis is lupus anticougulant/connective tissue disorder/visculitis. I still manage to work full time but I know that in the near future I will have to apply for disability. Is there anybody in this forum from the USA who has apply for disability benefits and can tell me how the process was.
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