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Old 01-07-2009, 01:04 PM   #1
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Victorville, Ca USA
Posts: 356
Hi all

I am trying to get disability for numerous problems. I first posted here months ago b/c my whole case was denied due to my attornies filing my appeal tardy!!! I was so freaked out I cannot begin to tell you. After three yrs of trying.
Well I reopened the case (with the same stupid attorney) b/c too sick and housebound to go start somewhere else. ANyway, I am in the first phase before the deny me lol and just rcvd a call that I don't remember getting the first time around. The first time a "nurse called and asked medical qestions and spoke to my husband too. This one called and asked more specific questions especially reagrding an upcoming surgery on my spine (cervical stenosis) and asked me if I was depressed. I did not know if it was a trick question so said it may hurt my case but yes I am depressed. Who wouldn't be having your whole life stop due to chronic pain and dizziness. Then she said they will sch me to see a mental doc of theirs.
I was kind of worried until I read a post here saying it will help to be depressed.
So do you all recommend that I see a shrink??? I just have so many different specialist appt a month and co pays!!!! We are so broke that yet another doc is too much to bear! Can I possibly not see a shrink but keep mentioning depression? I am taking clonozapan and she asked if it was for depresssion and I stupidly said no I thought it was for my 24/7 everywhere muscle spasms. I should look up this med to verify. I only want to tell the truth. My depression is only cause by my illness not the other way around!
How much flippin medical problems do they require to accept me?????

ANyone... any htoughts are appreciated.

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