June 12 '08
Living with a chronic disease (chronic fatigue syndrome) has been one of the biggest challenges I have faced in life. At 53 years old, and dealing with fatigue for 8 years, I still find it hard to give myself permission to rest. But I'm improving. I have to relax and breath deeply and say it's ok. I read a lot and pray. I would love to hear how others are dealing with this kind of fatigue. I have a good Doctor (who is the 2nd Naturopath that I'm trying) and we are slowly making progress.
I lived overseas for 25 years and the fatigue started there. We have been back in the United States for 6 years. Since then it's been a huge challenge 'convincing' my Primary Doctor that this is a problem. So I went to 1 Naturopath and an MD who deals with natural hormones, but with no real benefit. Now, I'm not able to work but my primary Dr. won't fill in paperwork for me for Disability Benefits.
Has anyone successfully received Disability Benefits for Fatigue symptoms?
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