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Old 06-18-2015, 10:43 AM   #31
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Default Re: How likely is it I can get SSDI or SSI?

I applied myself and was denied. I got a lawyer and he got all of the medical records etc needed and I was approved two months later for SSI. I am now on SSDI. I have Bipolar 1, dissociative disorder nos, IIH and anxiety issues. I really did not want to apply at first but I was desperate for the Medicaid since I was losing coverage under my parents. I also had a lengthy record of psychiatric treatment and hospitalizations (about 6 in one year) and my T was very helpful in the process. Good luck! I'm sure you'll be able to get it, but don't get discouraged if you're denied the first or second time. Keep fighting!
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Old 06-23-2015, 10:15 AM   #32
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My denial letter arrived last week, so I have hired an attorney. Round 2 begins.
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Rx: Currently - Latuda 80 mg, bupropion 300 mg, hydroxyzine 50 mg, lisinopril 20 mg, Cymbalta 90 mg, counseling.
Past - Imitrex, Fiorcet, Ergostat, Zoloft, Lamotrigine, Oxcarbazepine, Abilify, Paxil, Celexa, Pamelor, Soma, Norco, Flexeril, Diclofenac, mirtazapine, trazodone, lithium, DBT group & individual therapy.

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So, I've been MIA for quite awhile, I see.

Some updates: 1) my mother died, 2) I had to get a job -- and I still have it, 3) my father died, and 4) my SSDI claim is dead, dead, dead -- the attorney fired me because I got a FT job.

I couldn't wait the 2+ years to get approved. I go to work everyday in pain from the FM, and come home crashed. Home is my sanctuary.

We've got a decent mix on my meds and I'm functioning, which is good. Had to quit lithium because I now also have chronic kidney failure, stage 3. Boy, that lithium was good stuff. I sure miss how I felt while on it.

I'll try not to be a stranger and check in more often. It's been a busy 2 years -- make that 3 years!
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Dx: MDD, BPD, Complex PTSD, Moderate Bi-Polar I, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Kidney Failure Stage 3
History of Migraines
Spinal Fusion at Cervical 5-7
Rx: Currently - Latuda 80 mg, bupropion 300 mg, hydroxyzine 50 mg, lisinopril 20 mg, Cymbalta 90 mg, counseling.
Past - Imitrex, Fiorcet, Ergostat, Zoloft, Lamotrigine, Oxcarbazepine, Abilify, Paxil, Celexa, Pamelor, Soma, Norco, Flexeril, Diclofenac, mirtazapine, trazodone, lithium, DBT group & individual therapy.

Ain't that the truth?!?
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