Infinitigirl42

@infinitigirl42
I'm a 45, Married,and have 5yr old step - son.At age of 4 to 7yrs old,My mother pysically and mentally abused me.The anxiety had already begun.At age of 9-10, I started having many sad day's.Walked into county Mental health center 17 yr old.Was put on antidepressants,and started working.I had great job,as machine operator and work was solid.As depression and anxiety got worse,I was told my a Dr, I was manic depressive, bipolar.Treated with number of meds ,as I still do to today.Last 8 yrs many of the situations life throws at us all has happened.2014 was bad year, suffering yet another,worse mental breakdown.My life began fall apart,I began losing and getting fired from few jobs .Dec 2016,My counselor at Dr office told me, consider filing for disability.I did,and it's been hell since.Denied 2nd time now.
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#BipolarDisorder
#Ssdi

Ive been denied ssdi for a lifetime history of bipolar, mental and physical health problems. I am supposed to have a telephone hearing with a judge soon. Its been 2 years since I applied. Im afraid, I have a bad feeling that ill be denied. I have no plan B. Im 53 years old male. I feel sick about it. I know some people still think mental illness is a farce and youre just lazy or looking for attention. #

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I have stuff to help with applying for SSI, SSDI & employer disability.
I got SSDI without neededing to appeal I have resources you need.

To anyone applying for SSI, SSDI or employer disability benefits

I got SSDI on first try & i have stuff that can help you. Even if denied

Please reach out to me!!

The SSA documents do not capture tge SSA needs to find in your favor.

Without this info you Will most likely get denied and have to go to an administrative law judge.
(12+mos)

You need in your medical chart.
Residual Functional Capacity Exams aka RFC (forms your doctor completes).

20+ years ago when i could still think a little but not enough to work i had to apply for SSDI and Disability through my employer.
You can modify them as needed based on listing of impairments and equivilancy.

I created RFCs for
Sleep Disorders

Musculoskeletal Disorders
(This is an umbrella that covers just about anything that is going wrong with your body)

Migraines
Mental Health
The RFCs can be edited to fit your dx or equvalcy.

Your dr needs to fill these out and get them in your chart.
(Or dictate the answers)

I also have sample letters.

You need to buy or borrow
Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability: Getting & Keeping Your Benefits

You ABSOLUTELY need the eBook

Disability Workbook
for Social Security Applicants
Helps gather facts to fill out SSA disability report forms and improves chances of accessing SSA’s new fast disability decision processeshttps://disabilityfacts.com/disability-workbook/

Thr PDS workbook has sample letters for your doctor and others to complete on your behalf as well as worksheets that capture what is needed by SSA/Companies for Activities Of Daily Living, Meducations and everything else to approve.
In the social security or employer disabilty app in those sections write See (insert the name of worksheet) for details.
You want to fill out the worksheets and note IN your SSDI/SSI application to Please See (name of worksheets).

The disability determination is usually not based on a diagnosis but is based on your ability to function. It is also not based on your doctor’s opinion that you are disabled, but rather on the documentation of your ability to function, severity of symptoms, etc that is in your file.

Here is a good link that takes you through the process from the viewpoint of the SSA www.socialsecurity.gov/dibplan/dqualify.htm

You need to make sure that you and your doc understand the Listing of Impairments

Your evaluation may be based on Equivalencies if there is not a checklist for your specific condition.

Many of our symptoms can be “equivalent” to a different illness that is better defined.

Body Systems, imparements & Equivalency: www.ssa.gov/disability/professionals/bluebook/AdultListings.htm

I have a bunch more to say (i wrote a big article) but no room here for everything. And I had chop up/ pull excerpts from my bigger letter.

If anyone has a blog or website that i could post this on (even a backdoor link) you would help so many. I dont have resources to do this & need help.

#DisabilityBenefits
#Disability

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Sigh of relief! It was time for my Annual Update to Disability Company (it wasn't supposed to be for 2 more years)& my new sleep Dr came through!

Whew. I can breathe again!!
I've been on SSDI & Disability Insurance with Prudential for 22 years (since I was 23) and I had no problem getting SSDI
(Which is normally a government cluster f++k, but I created docs & did a bunch of other stuff to get without appeal).

My employer group disability was a gigantic PTSD inducing nightmare of Epic Proportions.
They did not want to pay me for the next 45 years & pulled all sorts of shenanigans including PI's getting opinions from non-sleep specislists' losing paperwork... you name it.

I had to sue them. Thankfully I found an attorney that wouldn't take 33% if my income for life.

I had a stalker when I was15, and did NOT need people following me. I was in this razor edge and was very close to checking myself into a psych unit for suicidal ideation due to them. Every time the mail came it the phone rang it I went out side I'd have a panic attack (the house phone still had the ringer off and I have agoraphobia if there are not other people around).

Every year when I got their evaluation review request is would send me into a 6 week meltdown.

This finally died down 6-10 years ago.

I moved states & doctors in Jan 2019.

Anyways.. last year (maybe even 6 mid ago) they did an over the phone update (new process) and told me they were moving my case to s 'this person isn't getting better ever' department so I wouldn't hear from them for 2 years if I answered questions over the pool phone 🤬 liars.

I just got a sneaky update request sent to my email sending me to their sight for paperwork for the annual update (instead of in the mail per usual process).

It triggered me at maybe a 3-4\10 instead of 8\10.

So I had to ask my new sleep doctor to do a dictation (they send you an eval form that is more for back injuries that things like Narcolepsy and make it seem like that form HAS to be filled out.. it doesn't. A dictation is clearer and works better).

Do Monday I faxed a dictation request to my new Dr with an example of what my old Dr would send.

I just got her letter back and it is Perfect😁😁🥳🥳
You never know with new Drs.

I still have to get a bunch of stuff to Prudential in 30 days.
Instead of their Patient firm.. I fill it out and say see attached documents and use a form from the Disability Workbook... Because it is better & I can keep things consistent year to year.

Still paranoid that Prudential lied to me and is being sneaky.

But I have a good letter from my Dr🥳🤪🥳
So in theory everything should be fine as nothing has changed in 23 years.

I will still be jumpy until I hear approved.. but I am feeling better about things now.

Of course today is a horrible pain and symptom day. I wake every morning trying to determine if I have the flu (or now COVID). It was a 2 hydromorphone breakthrough day so far & I am just dreading getting up.

As always if anyone needs help applying for SSA or Private disability... I have resources & documents you Need for a fast successful outcome.

#DisabilityBenefits

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Anyone else stash pain meds instead of taking them when you should?

So I get a certain allotment
Hydromorphone. 180 per mo. (4 pills every 6 hrs + 2 if needed for breakthrough).. is how the script is written.

We expect my pain to be managed to about a 4. Is that about right? Think are sucky but bearable & there is room to go up when I do something like fracture bones.

My specialist know that some days a 0 extra days and some are 4+...she wrote the script this way for insurance.

I take my 4 but find that I let myself get to a 6+ sometimes and stash a few extras (I have probably a months worth now -from a 2 year period)..I probably have 7-10 extra pills at the end of a refil.

Because I get worried that I am going to wind up on a flare and have a 2+ week of having to take more than prescribed for that month.

I just came out of a 4 extra per day 5 day streak/flare

Am I just being paranoid?

Am I mishandling this and because I have a month put to the side I should just take a breakthrough when I get to that 6 and not try to white knuckle it?

Sm I am mismanaging my meds in a bad / duplicitous way?

Does anyone else do this?

BTW.. I haven't developed a tolerance in 13 yrs of fentanyl patch + hydrmorphone.

I'm not saving them for anything tragic.

I have a similar stash of clonazepam (but don't stash them anymore. I take them for disautonomia not anxiety) and am very regular.

#ChronicPain
#EhlersDanlosSyndrome
And a bunch of other stuff

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I have stuff to help with applying for SSI, SSDI & employer disability.
I got SSDI without neededing to appeal I have resources you need.

To anyone applying for SSI, SSDI or employer disability benefits

I got SSDI on first try & i have stuff that can help you. Even if denied

Please reach out to me!!

The SSA documents do not capture tge SSA needs to find in your favor.

Without this info you Will most likely get denied and have to go to an administrative law judge.
(12+mos)

You need in your medical chart.
Residual Functional Capacity Exams aka RFC (forms your doctor completes).

20+ years ago when i could still think a little but not enough to work i had to apply for SSDI and Disability through my employer.
You can modify them as needed based on listing of impairments and equivilancy.

I created RFCs for
Sleep Disorders

Musculoskeletal Disorders
(This is an umbrella that covers just about anything that is going wrong with your body)

Migraines
Mental Health
The RFCs can be edited to fit your dx or equvalcy.

Your dr needs to fill these out and get them in your chart.
(Or dictate the answers)

I also have sample letters.

You need to buy or borrow
Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability: Getting & Keeping Your Benefits

You ABSOLUTELY need the eBook

Disability Workbook
for Social Security Applicants
Helps gather facts to fill out SSA disability report forms and improves chances of accessing SSA’s new fast disability decision processeshttps://disabilityfacts.com/disability-workbook/

Thr PDS workbook has sample letters for your doctor and others to complete on your behalf as well as worksheets that capture what is needed by SSA/Companies for Activities Of Daily Living, Meducations and everything else to approve.
In the social security or employer disabilty app in those sections write See (insert the name of worksheet) for details.
You want to fill out the worksheets and note IN your SSDI/SSI application to Please See (name of worksheets).

The disability determination is usually not based on a diagnosis but is based on your ability to function. It is also not based on your doctor’s opinion that you are disabled, but rather on the documentation of your ability to function, severity of symptoms, etc that is in your file.

Here is a good link that takes you through the process from the viewpoint of the SSA www.socialsecurity.gov/dibplan/dqualify.htm

You need to make sure that you and your doc understand the Listing of Impairments

Your evaluation may be based on Equivalencies if there is not a checklist for your specific condition.

Many of our symptoms can be “equivalent” to a different illness that is better defined.

Body Systems, imparements & Equivalency: www.ssa.gov/disability/professionals/bluebook/AdultListings.htm

I have a bunch more to say (i wrote a big article) but no room here for everything. And I had chop up/ pull excerpts from my bigger letter.

If anyone has a blog or website that i could post this on (even a backdoor link) you would help so many. I dont have resources to do this & need help.

#DisabilityBenefits
#Disability

10 people are talking about this
Community Voices

I have stuff to help with applying for SSI, SSDI & employer disability.
I got SSDI without neededing to appeal I have resources you need.

To anyone applying for SSI, SSDI or employer disability benefits

I got SSDI on first try & i have stuff that can help you. Even if denied

Please reach out to me!!

The SSA documents do not capture tge SSA needs to find in your favor.

Without this info you Will most likely get denied and have to go to an administrative law judge.
(12+mos)

You need in your medical chart.
Residual Functional Capacity Exams aka RFC (forms your doctor completes).

20+ years ago when i could still think a little but not enough to work i had to apply for SSDI and Disability through my employer.
You can modify them as needed based on listing of impairments and equivilancy.

I created RFCs for
Sleep Disorders

Musculoskeletal Disorders
(This is an umbrella that covers just about anything that is going wrong with your body)

Migraines
Mental Health
The RFCs can be edited to fit your dx or equvalcy.

Your dr needs to fill these out and get them in your chart.
(Or dictate the answers)

I also have sample letters.

You need to buy or borrow
Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability: Getting & Keeping Your Benefits

You ABSOLUTELY need the eBook

Disability Workbook
for Social Security Applicants
Helps gather facts to fill out SSA disability report forms and improves chances of accessing SSA’s new fast disability decision processeshttps://disabilityfacts.com/disability-workbook/

Thr PDS workbook has sample letters for your doctor and others to complete on your behalf as well as worksheets that capture what is needed by SSA/Companies for Activities Of Daily Living, Meducations and everything else to approve.
In the social security or employer disabilty app in those sections write See (insert the name of worksheet) for details.
You want to fill out the worksheets and note IN your SSDI/SSI application to Please See (name of worksheets).

The disability determination is usually not based on a diagnosis but is based on your ability to function. It is also not based on your doctor’s opinion that you are disabled, but rather on the documentation of your ability to function, severity of symptoms, etc that is in your file.

Here is a good link that takes you through the process from the viewpoint of the SSA www.socialsecurity.gov/dibplan/dqualify.htm

You need to make sure that you and your doc understand the Listing of Impairments

Your evaluation may be based on Equivalencies if there is not a checklist for your specific condition.

Many of our symptoms can be “equivalent” to a different illness that is better defined.

Body Systems, imparements & Equivalency: www.ssa.gov/disability/professionals/bluebook/AdultListings.htm

I have a bunch more to say (i wrote a big article) but no room here for everything. And I had chop up/ pull excerpts from my bigger letter.

If anyone has a blog or website that i could post this on (even a backdoor link) you would help so many. I dont have resources to do this & need help.

#DisabilityBenefits
#Disability

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Help thoughts ssdi

#BipolarDisorder
#Ssdi

Ive been denied ssdi for a lifetime history of bipolar, mental and physical health problems. I am supposed to have a telephone hearing with a judge soon. Its been 2 years since I applied. Im afraid, I have a bad feeling that ill be denied. I have no plan B. Im 53 years old male. I feel sick about it. I know some people still think mental illness is a farce and youre just lazy or looking for attention. #

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Help thoughts ssdi

#BipolarDisorder
#Ssdi

Ive been denied ssdi for a lifetime history of bipolar, mental and physical health problems. I am supposed to have a telephone hearing with a judge soon. Its been 2 years since I applied. Im afraid, I have a bad feeling that ill be denied. I have no plan B. Im 53 years old male. I feel sick about it. I know some people still think mental illness is a farce and youre just lazy or looking for attention. #

10 people are talking about this
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I have stuff to help with applying for SSI, SSDI & employer disability.
I got SSDI without neededing to appeal I have resources you need.

To anyone applying for SSI, SSDI or employer disability benefits

I got SSDI on first try & i have stuff that can help you. Even if denied

Please reach out to me!!

The SSA documents do not capture tge SSA needs to find in your favor.

Without this info you Will most likely get denied and have to go to an administrative law judge.
(12+mos)

You need in your medical chart.
Residual Functional Capacity Exams aka RFC (forms your doctor completes).

20+ years ago when i could still think a little but not enough to work i had to apply for SSDI and Disability through my employer.
You can modify them as needed based on listing of impairments and equivilancy.

I created RFCs for
Sleep Disorders

Musculoskeletal Disorders
(This is an umbrella that covers just about anything that is going wrong with your body)

Migraines
Mental Health
The RFCs can be edited to fit your dx or equvalcy.

Your dr needs to fill these out and get them in your chart.
(Or dictate the answers)

I also have sample letters.

You need to buy or borrow
Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability: Getting & Keeping Your Benefits

You ABSOLUTELY need the eBook

Disability Workbook
for Social Security Applicants
Helps gather facts to fill out SSA disability report forms and improves chances of accessing SSA’s new fast disability decision processeshttps://disabilityfacts.com/disability-workbook/

Thr PDS workbook has sample letters for your doctor and others to complete on your behalf as well as worksheets that capture what is needed by SSA/Companies for Activities Of Daily Living, Meducations and everything else to approve.
In the social security or employer disabilty app in those sections write See (insert the name of worksheet) for details.
You want to fill out the worksheets and note IN your SSDI/SSI application to Please See (name of worksheets).

The disability determination is usually not based on a diagnosis but is based on your ability to function. It is also not based on your doctor’s opinion that you are disabled, but rather on the documentation of your ability to function, severity of symptoms, etc that is in your file.

Here is a good link that takes you through the process from the viewpoint of the SSA www.socialsecurity.gov/dibplan/dqualify.htm

You need to make sure that you and your doc understand the Listing of Impairments

Your evaluation may be based on Equivalencies if there is not a checklist for your specific condition.

Many of our symptoms can be “equivalent” to a different illness that is better defined.

Body Systems, imparements & Equivalency: www.ssa.gov/disability/professionals/bluebook/AdultListings.htm

I have a bunch more to say (i wrote a big article) but no room here for everything. And I had chop up/ pull excerpts from my bigger letter.

If anyone has a blog or website that i could post this on (even a backdoor link) you would help so many. I dont have resources to do this & need help.

#DisabilityBenefits
#Disability

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#mentalhealthdisability #ssdidarkness

While waiting on disability process, I'm curious to how many people commit suicide in U.S.A. yearly? It seems likethe government loves that shit...

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