Do you have to have a DR "disable you" to apply for SSDI? I am having a terrible time getting STD extended ... I have to go 26 weeks on STD to get to LTD and apply for SSDI. I am approved through April 30th on an extension BUT this DR is not going to see me again for 6 mos. I told him I can no longer work and would be fired as soon as I do go back to work (since I am a liability now and cannot do my job like this). Do I need to put all of this in writing to him??? I am 1/2 way to LTD right now. I can barely move today ... how can I work? He put me on a new med which causes drowsiness ... I can't work when I am drowsy. I can't sit up straight in a chair for very long. I have the feeling I am not going to be supported by him on this. HELP ... please.