Quick Disability Question Re: Medical Records

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by TerriM, Apr 23, 2003.

  1. TerriM

    TerriM New Member

    Hi Everyone . . . I had a quick question. As we all know, our diagnosis of CFS is partially one of exclusion. I have seen several drs. including primary care and specialists of all types ruling out things. I am filing my SSDI application and was wondering . . . a friend told me that I should just send my medical records for the Dr. I have now that confirms my diagnosis or CFS and his testing . . . not every dr. that I've been to who ruled something out or who couldn't find anything. Is this correct? That leaves a lag of months before I found this dr. after I became ill. I don't want to do anything to harm my chances, but also don't want to give irrelevant info either. Any advice on what you did? Thanks!!!! Love, Terri
  2. tandy

    tandy New Member

    If it were me...I'd send in anything from any Drs. even drs. you saw that could'nt figure out your DX. I did for my SSI case a few yrs ago.I had been to numerous drs.,specialists,Gyno's....All trying to figure out my numerous aches from back pain to neck/arm,pelvic pain. I sent them all in....because at least it shows that the symptoms were noted & being investigated~ Any ER visits or any PT,tests,etc... It all adds up,I believe to help you prove your case. I did win after being denied once.I got an attorney&had to go before the judge.I had a few conditions listed as my reason for disability.
    Best of Luck!!Hope this helps some.
    Regards,
    Tracey