I am so desperate and disgusted, I need input from any and all who could give me suport. I applied for LTD in Dec. (I was eligible in Oct), the first time I applied my paperwork was all screwed up by an ill-meaning person in my ortho's office. I was denied. I appealed and once again I was denied because of statements this person wrote (capable of doing sedetary work) I am now in my second appeal and am waiting to hear anyday. This time I had a strong letter from the ortho stating I had weakness and numbness in all extremities. I had a letter from the neuro (the first denial they said it was because all my MRI's wwere negative) Also, the rheumie sent a strong letter stating my case was severe in nature. He ordered exercise and meds because it is standard textbook treatment. (they also denied me because he ordered light aerobics). I have myself in a terrible flare and I can't stop crying because I received my denial letter from SSDI today (which I expected) but I'm so nervous that the LTD will deny me again and I truely don't know what I will do. This has started tension in my marriage and I just don't know how much I can take . If anyone out there has experience with LTD please let me know what you think .