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    Old 09-17-2015, 12:43 AM   #1
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    I suffered an extremely abusive home, foster care, hospitalizations, and loss. That was 30 years ago! I eventually moved out of state and just stopped focusing on my life. I married, divorced, remarried, changed jobs and have worked for over 20 years in one job. After several years of medical problems and being diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis and Chronic Pain I just am losing my mind. I was diagnosed with PTSD many many years ago and it is horrible right now. I am not sure I can continue working and resolve this! I desperately need to retire and can on recommendation from a Doctor. I am seeing a therapist now and have a psychiatrist appointment at the end of the month. Has anyone else had experience with retiring on disability due to PTSD?

     
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    Old 09-17-2015, 06:18 AM   #2
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    Re: PTSD - and Disability

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    I suffered an extremely abusive home, foster care, hospitalizations, and loss. That was 30 years ago! I eventually moved out of state and just stopped focusing on my life. I married, divorced, remarried, changed jobs and have worked for over 20 years in one job. After several years of medical problems and being diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis and Chronic Pain I just am losing my mind. I was diagnosed with PTSD many many years ago and it is horrible right now. I am not sure I can continue working and resolve this! I desperately need to retire and can on recommendation from a Doctor. I am seeing a therapist now and have a psychiatrist appointment at the end of the month. Has anyone else had experience with retiring on disability due to PTSD?

     
    Old 09-17-2015, 06:27 AM   #3
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    Relating to your post, being a civilian with PTSD, cfs, fibro and psoriatic arthritis, (among other dx's) I understand the difficulties you've faced. Being in the workforce, disabled, while living with chronic conditions are undoubtedly a daily challenge.
    Since you have the support of your physician applying for disability may go smoothly. Best regards to you with application and may you continue in your health journey with positive outcomes

     
    Old 09-17-2015, 06:31 AM   #4
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    Well I am hoping to get better quick and seeing therapist as much as I can but not sure I can continue working. Hoping to know more in a month or two.

     
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