Thanks for the reply Kisa. I live in Illinois. I have applied for disability and medical card. on the SSD I am in the redetermination phase. On the medical card, my doctor filled out their form that I could not stand for more than 15 minutes, look up or down for more than a couple minutes, would have to rest often, and could not walk more than a certain distance (can't remember for sure, I think 25 yards) but they denied it saying that they didn't consider me disabled. I know I qualify for DDS on the epilepsy because I have more than 1 seizure a week and I take my meds, it is just not controled with meds. They wanted 3 forms filled out of people who have witnessed a seizure, I made copies and sent them 7. Also I have been dx with major depression and hospitalized 3 times.
I guess the thing that was bothering me was the dx of epilepsy. And that the neuro's ignore my other symptoms as being "emotional" or "exagerated" or " depressed people feel things most people ignore". I also meant that I would move to the epilepsy site instead of the MS site.
It is really hard to need medical attention and not be able to get it just because my daughter is over 18. That just doesn't make sense to me. They told me if I had young children I could have a medical card. Is it just me or is that some form of discrimination? I am too old for a medical card LOL or is my daughter too old for me to get a card? LOL I tried to tell her not to grow up, but she just wouldn't listen.