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A 33-year-old member asked:

i am always so tired could this be due to my disability i have leukodystrophy?

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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurosurgery 54 years experience
Leukodystrophy : Unfortunately many brain and muscle diseases are associated with fatigue, either as a primary or secondary effect. Yours is one of them. Symptomatic treatments might be effective but potential side-effects may outweigh the benefits. Consult your neurologist.

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What kind of doctor is best if I plan on applying for disability?

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Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Based on problem: Your question begs the question - do you want to try to get help for your medical issue or are you just trying to get disability? If you want help for your issue it is important to talk about what the disability is - one problem is that if you want disability they are going to look and see if you have gotten medical treatment to try and get better. You also need good documentation.
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Who typically can successfully file for disability with fms?

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Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Someone disabled: I take care of a number of fibromyalgia patients who have symptoms controlled and can continue to be productive in the work environment. If your symptoms Prohibit you from working you can consider filing for disability. I would discuss this with your primary care provider and consult legal advice. Obtaining a functional capacity evaluation helps to quantify ability - occupational med consult.
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Can tick borne illnesses(i.E.Lyme disease etc) cause disability?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: Lyme disease & other tick-borne infections like babesiosis & bartonella can cause severe chronic disability. Fortunately, most people with these illnesses won't have significant disability, but those with severe infections (who often have genetic conditions that make it difficult to fight these infections) can become severely disabled from these illnesses, esp. If they have lyme + other infections.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What kind of disabilities result from a brain damaged by lead?

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Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Several: Usually these are intellctual, i.e. Learning disorders, lower intelligence and behavioral, impulsive, inattentive. If you know someone with these issues, seeing a psychologist to determine the persons strengths and defecits will help in their rehabilitation. Often a psychiatrist is needed for the behvioral issues if the are causing dysfunction.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

Is venous stasis disease considered a disability?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Veonus Stasis: Venous stasis disease is a very common disorder. Most patients have mild disease that is easily controlled with compression stockings. Certainly, there are patients where the extent of disease is so severe that they can be considered disabled.

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