I filed for SSD back in June of 01. I was denied. I appealed it. I was denied. I got a lawyer and went to my hearing friday. My lawyer said the judge I had turns everyone down and I have a 5% chance she wouldn't. I am so frustrated. These people tell you you can work when you can't. I have heard that having this disease and age really plays a factor in deciding who gets it and who doesn't. I am 43. I guess the older you are, there isn't a problem??? Any comments are welcome.