Why so many ssdi declinations?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by skippy007, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. skippy007

    skippy007 New Member

    I wonder if the majority of ssdi declinations for fibromyalgia are due to the claimant having no doctor or only a general practice doctor? Does a specialist like a 'rheumy' really give weight to a case? I am in the middle of applying for ssdi and I am seeing a 'rheumy'. Today we completed the 'range of motion' form for ssdi. He is understanding and helpful but works way too many hours and has a huge patient load - one hour wait - just not enough 'rheumys' to go around!
  2. wrthster

    wrthster New Member

    My suggestion is try not to use just a fibro diagnosis. There is usually more to it than that. You can use that, but try to find other things: like chronic insomnia, maybe go to an immunologist or infectious disease who is knowledgeable in FMS/CFS and have them run all the tests. Than, you would have a lot more to put down. They could be used as the causes of your Fibro. Just my thoughts, best of luck.
  3. Susan07

    Susan07 New Member

    I think it does help to have a specialist. I found a neurologist who works w/FM'ers. I had nerve conduction tests done there - that was FUN...

    When I applied it was for FM, myalgia and fatigue. When filling out their forms I was very specific about job duties and how my illness affected my ability to do them.

    I had a sedentary job so I am very thankful I was approved.

    Good luck!
  4. skippy007

    skippy007 New Member

    thanks for the input - its appreciated