Has anyone been successful on getting SS without the doctor advocating for you? My Rheum. told me to get a multi task job, which I did, 3 hours per day, 2x a week. I couldn't handle the pain, and the fact of getting up/dressed by a set time. I did it for 4 weeks and ended up with carpel tunnel. I have FM and RA, and the OT and PT have noted multiple impairments that impair my ability to work and in normal daily living (tying shoes, cooking, laundry). The Dr. does not seem to care that I cannot function. If I go for SS what will his role be? Should I find another doctor before applying? Should I tell him I am applying or wait till after?