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Board: Bipolar Disorder 02-04-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,156
Posted By dismama
Re: Seroquel Hunger

I took Seroquel a couple of years ago and gained 50 pounds. I would take it at night and then eat a ton of food. I switched doctors and the doctor put me on Geodon. Geodon is a wonder drug for me. I...
Board: Bipolar Disorder 12-25-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 453
Posted By dismama
Re: Pdoc problem? Opinions please

Could it be the trazadone? Trazadone gives me a wicked hang over and I sleep much of the next day. I had to stop using it because it wasn't safe for me to drive my son to school in the mornings.
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 10-17-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 831
Posted By dismama
Re: Applying for disabiltiy.

There is a waiting period before benefits kick in. It is the month you apply plus 5 months. So a 6 month wait before benefits begin. He may be eligible for ssi in the meantime. SSI is based on...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 10-15-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,032
Posted By dismama
Re: Administrative Law Judge Hearing Next Month

Why are you not happy with your attorney? My attorney didn't contact me all that often and I saw her a couple of days before my hearing for a short appointment on what to expect at the hearing. I was...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 10-02-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,772
Posted By dismama
Re: Dentists not accepting my co pays

I always have to pay my dentist something above what the insurance pays. He's in my network. That's just how it works.
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 09-26-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,402
Posted By dismama
Re: Why is it taking so long to receive a decision from ALJ

There is a constant backlog of cases to be dealt with. It varies in severity from state to state. Plus you should probably figure in most people took some amount of vacation over the summer months...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 08-02-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,728
Posted By dismama
Re: For the Love of God, Help

Medicare is for those over 65 or on SSDI. Are you sure it's not Medicaid? Medicaid is for low income.
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 07-30-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,192
Posted By dismama
Re: Applying for SSD

I was approved for bipolar. With a very supportive doctor and lots of medical records it took 3 years, a lawyer and a hearing to be approved. Be prepared for a long fight.
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 07-26-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,073
Posted By dismama
Re: Anyone have any insight Long Term Disability/SSDI

I've been through the ssdi process and it took 3 years to be approved. Most lawyers won't even talk to you until you've been denied the first time because there is no money in it for them if you are...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 07-19-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 850
Posted By dismama
Re: Disability and being confined?

Where are you getting this information? I travel all the time and am on ssdi. It was a long 3 year struggle to get approved. You need supportive doctors and a good lawyer. You need to see your...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 07-16-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By dismama
Re: Just wondering

I was told by my judge that I was approved but that doesn't mean that everyone who is approved is told at the hearing. Plenty of people get approvals in the mail. I've heard of people getting their...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 07-05-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 556
Posted By dismama
Re: How long do I have to wait?!

It took 6-8 weeks before I got my back pay.
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 06-17-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By dismama
Re: social security disability review

The lack of follow through with doctors visit is going to be a problem. You need to continue to see your doctors and take meds as prescribed even if you feel there is nothing the doctor can do. I see...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 06-16-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By dismama
Re: social security disability review

What were you originally approved for? And what conditions are you being seen for now? I received a long form for my cdr.
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 06-05-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By dismama
Re: Trying to get SSDI/SSI and multiple issues ... any input appreciated

You are most likely going to be denied on your first go round. Most people are. Once you are denied you can file a reconsideration. You will most likely be denied again. Then it goes to the hearing...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 06-05-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By dismama
Re: social security disability review

It's harder to lose ssdi than it is to get it. They need to prove you are no longer disabled. The first time you needed to prove you are disabled. As long as you are going to your doctors regularly...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 06-05-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By dismama
Re: social security disability review

When I had my review it was due in March and I didn't get a letter until October. I called in April and was told the decision. As long as you are still getting your payments I wouldn't worry.
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 06-02-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By dismama
Re: Will my insurance cover a breast reduction?

My insurance covered my breast reduction. I had been seeing a chiropractor for a year for neck and shoulder pain. He wrote a letter stating why it would help me. Also the surgeon needed to show that...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 03-14-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By dismama
Re: SSDI CDR past due

CDRs usually run late. I was scheduled for one at 12 months and actually received it at 20 months.
Also it can take a while to get a decision letter. I received my review in Feb and sent it back the...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 10-18-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By dismama
Re: Medicare eligibility question

2 years from your date of eligibility
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 08-09-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By dismama
Re: ssdi and inheritence?!

Do you get ssdi or ssi? SSI is means tested and you can't have more than a certain household income and 2k in assets. SSDI it doesn't matter what your household income is or how much you have in...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 07-24-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By dismama
Re: Newbie

Since you don't have medical records to support your claim you are going to have a difficult time getting approved. A lawyer may be more willing to take your case once you've been denied. I had tons...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 07-23-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By dismama
Re: DDS Doctors

I think it means disability determination services. They are the people who make the decisions on the claim.
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 07-20-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,977
Posted By dismama
Re: Had SSI Hearing today... Judge ordered evaluation for further consideration... he

Just try and think of this as a positive thing because the judge didn't flat out deny you.
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 07-19-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By dismama
Re: Received approval for SSDI- have questions

I was approved in June and I think I got my first payment in Aug or Sept. My backpay came before my regular monthly payment started.
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 07-19-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,977
Posted By dismama
Re: Had SSI Hearing today... Judge ordered evaluation for further consideration... he

Usually this is done when you don't have enough medical records to support a favorable decision.
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 05-24-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By dismama
Re: Going to college

When you get a cdr it will ask if you have attended school. You could lose your benefits because of it.
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 01-22-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 488
Posted By dismama
Working while on SSDI

I have a couple of questions. First off I am on SSDI. I'm not due for a review until 4/15. I'm thinking about getting a small part time job working from home. I would be earning about $400 per month....
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 01-11-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 475
Posted By dismama
Re: Had my hearing yesterday

The VE not speaking is a good sign. The VE didn't speak at my hearing and I was approved. Good luck.
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 10-16-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 456
Posted By dismama
Re: cdr review

The majority of cdr's are found to be contiuning. In my state 95% of ssdi cdr's are continuing.
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 10-16-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 807
Posted By dismama
Re: disability update report

Answer it based on how you feel. You can always say your bipolar is the same as before. I would give the dr a heads up because they may send a letter for he/she to complete. Don't worry about...
Board: Asperger's Syndrome 10-02-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,145
Posted By dismama
Re: I have just been diagnosed with Aspergers :(?

See if there is an Asperger's support group in your area. That would be a great place to make friends. Or see if any psych groups run a social skills program for adults. It will connect you to people...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 09-28-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 518
Posted By dismama
Re: pay cash/insurance

You probably could have gotten the meds filled using your insurance if the pharmacy called and told them you were going out of town. My pharmacy does this for me with no problem. Just for future...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 09-28-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By dismama
Re: Psych won't fill out rfc form! Good or Bad???

If you are applying for a mental health related disorder there is no way you will get approved without doctor's support.
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 09-26-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 445
Posted By dismama
Re: ssdi

The payments are always a month behind. You will receive Oct payment in Nov.
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 09-21-2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 978
Posted By dismama
Re: SSDI and Online College Classes

I can't be sure but I think I got mine around the mid to end of the month.
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 09-17-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 978
Posted By dismama
Re: SSDI and Online College Classes

I've read that the reviews are only sent out 2x per year in Feb and Oct. My first review was due June of 2011 but I didn't receive it until Feb of 2012. Keep an eye out because it may be in the next...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 09-17-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 978
Posted By dismama
Re: SSDI and Online College Classes

There is no need to let them know about it now but when you receive a continuing disability review you will have to disclose it at that time.
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 09-17-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 760
Posted By dismama
Re: First 3 year review coming up?

When it comes to continuing disability reviews it is up to the ssa to determine you are no longer disabled not the other way around like when you were first approved. As long as you are seeing you...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 09-13-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 564
Posted By dismama
Re: First 3 year review, ssi?

It is up to the ssa to prove that you are no longer disabled not for you to prove you are still disabled. If you are seeing your doctor on a regular basis and the doctor still considers you disabled...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 08-31-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 776
Posted By dismama
Re: Approved!!!

I think it was 3 or 4 weeks before I got my back pay. I was approved in June and got my first monthly payment in August.
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 08-14-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 730
Posted By dismama
Re: Question on Vocational Expert part of hearing

The judge didn't ask the VE any questions at my hearing and I was approved.
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 08-13-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By dismama
Re: ALJ hearing question

I was given a fully favorable decision at the hearing.
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 07-24-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 590
Posted By dismama
Re: Continued Disability Review (CDR) question

Mine was actually late. I was supposed to be reviewed at 1 year and it was 20 months before the review came.
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 07-22-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 807
Posted By dismama
Re: SSI Reviews

Reviews are usually done at 1,3 or 7 years depending on your chances of improvement. Your approval letter should state how long it will be until you receive a continuing disability review. If not you...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 06-22-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 608
Posted By dismama
Re: If I can get my condition under control, can I go to school?

By going to school you risk the chance of losing your benefits when it comes time for your continuing disability review. The theory is if you are stable enough to attend classes then you are stable...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 06-22-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 628
Posted By dismama
Re: How much notice before ALJ hearing?

I believe I got 2-3 weeks notice. I was suprised by how little time I was given.
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 06-21-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 939
Posted By dismama
Re: Weird letter from SSDI

I can't say for certain but it sounds to me like you've been approved for ssdi on your own record. It can take a while for you to receive the proper letters and most likely the letter regarding your...
Board: Asperger's Syndrome 06-21-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,966
Posted By dismama
Re: Could my daughter have aspergers?

She doesn't sound similar to my son who has aspergers but it is a spectrum disorder so you see a great variety of symptoms. If in your gut you feel that there is something "wrong" with her you need...
Board: Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 06-21-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,410
Posted By dismama
Re: Breast Reduction

I wouldn't drive for the first week. Until you can comfortably move your arms. If you were to get into an accident your reaction time would be slowed because of your incisions.
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