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I am a 26 year old female. I have had issues holding employment due to depression and mood instability. I have worked but I have lost pretty much every job due to not being able to come in b/c I am crying or too emotional. I also have been morbidly obese for almost 6 years now. Because of my weight I have had chronic back pain resulting in a lumbar laminectomy last year. I have sever degenerative disk disease and have problems with severe pain and walking daily. I recently found out that my neck pain is due to spinal stenosis with my spinal cord being compromised and will need surgery in the next few months. I also have severe sleep apnea that is treated with cpap but I am still tired and out of it. I was given a diagnosis of idiopathic hypersomnia and fall asleep on average in 5.28 minutes. I have tried Adderall, Ritalin and now Provigil and none of those can keep me awake. The Provigil has somewhat helped but I still get uncontrollable sleep attacks in the afternoon. I have fallen asleep while driving and even on the phone with customer when I was working. It seems like everytime I try and work i lose my job due to my combination of problems. i applied for SS 2 days ago but seeing everybodys problems getting it I was wondering what my chances are of being approved the 1st time? I dont think I have the energy to fight if I need to. Thanks for your help :)