Hi, I have a Mental Exam on a Sunday(I called Dr's office, and they confirmed it's correct). My HB was also sent a copy of my appt letter to remind me of my appointment, just recieved yesterday. A couple of weeks ago I had an SSD Internist DR appt, while he was examing my stomach I can of laughed but with pain, I hadn't taken my meds because I drove there and feel drowsy, he asked if I was in pain alot. When he got his little tool, to bump my knee, I couldn't help but laugh a little and say it hurts when he touched it. Then he asked if I've had a Mental exam, I said no.
Dr's questions leaned more towards my pain, I told him the pain is daily, especially when under stress and have difficulty remembering things.
Do you all think because I knd laughed a little during the exam, due to pain, he thought maybe I was crazy or something, I did feel a little spacy that day. I have never laughed during an exam.
I do have Depression as one of my symtoms due to chronic pain, the ALJ judge did say my illness (Lupus,Fibro) would cause the pain I have, which I would need to lay down in my car during break times while working, my pain description was credible and DR at hearing had agreed, then later in Letter of denial, judge stated I exagerrated my symptoms.
That's ridicoulous, I described how my pains affect my sitting and standing and gave examples too.
Oh, one quick note, when I recieved the Appt ltr yesterday, I called the Disability worker because I misread it and thought it was for same inernist exam, she kind of lowered her voice and said its a Mental exam, I felt dumb
because I had read the letter and tottaly missed that part.
Please, can anyone please let me know what happens during a Mental Exam?