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Are there any longer-lasting glucocorticosteroids? Prednisone seems to work very short-term; inflammation returned already (next morning).

Are there any longer-lasting glucocorticosteroids?  Prednisone seems to work very short-term; inflammation returned already (next morning).

Yes, but more toxic: For some people, Methylprednisolone lasts and works a little better and than prednisone. Dexamethasone is a common longer activing steroid but is not used for daily treatment, because longer acting steroids have more steroid side effects. Giving the Prednisone twice a day also has more side effects. ...Read more

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Would a torn abdominal muscle qualify for short term disability?

Would a torn abdominal muscle qualify for short term disability?

Not always : This can qualify for std if the impairment is causing a discernible disability which precludes you from engaging in your ordinary work related activities. ...Read more

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What is the difference between fmla, maternity leave, and short term disability?

What is the difference between fmla, maternity leave, and short term disability?

Forms: FMLA forms protect your job. You don't get paid but it allows you to take time off without risk of truancy. Maternity leave is the term for taking off time for pregnancy. ST disability is a different form that goes to the state so that you can get a percentage of your income reimbursed while you are out of work. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Need to go on short term disability because i'm having severe headaches and muscles spasms. My doc doesn't seem to think it's serious. What to do?

Need to go on short term disability because i'm having severe headaches and muscles spasms. My doc doesn't seem to think it's serious. What to do?

My opinion: Ultimately, our disability system is abused for this reason. Are you not able to answer a phone or do something light duty? I have headaches frequently and my back is killing me as we speak but yet i still get up and go to work and care for folks all day. Your phyisician is likely responding to the tendancy for people to take advantage of situations. Sorry. ...Read more

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Would having diagnosis laryngitis be approved for short term disabilty?

Would having diagnosis laryngitis  be approved for short term disabilty?

Maybe: If your job involves speaking and case is severe that it won't resolve in a couple of weeks then it may but usually this condition resolves in a week or two with voice rest. ...Read more

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Can short term memory loss be caused by traumatic experiences , stress grief .. Is losing your memory permament or as depression lifts it will return ?

Can short term memory loss be caused by traumatic experiences , stress grief .. Is losing your memory permament or as depression lifts it will return ?

It should return: Unless there is a physical (vascular) problem, your memory should return and you can help this process by what you do. Seeking supportive psychotherapy and/or practicing something like mindful meditation may be useful. Even books, music or film and conversation with pleasant companions can re-ignite short-term memory - so can active spiritual exercises. Do try to have faith as you heal. ...Read more

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