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Short Term Disability Return To Work
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
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
I am a self employed truck driver, I have a torn rotator cuff and need surgery. Will i be able to get short term disability?
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
Minimally invasive: I am assuming that you mean sooner than if you had an abdominal hysterectomy(tah). The TAH requires general anesthesia (in most cases), cutting through the layers of the abdominal wall and involves more physical contact with the bowel. A TVH or vaginal hysterectomy is done through a "natural orifice" with no damage to the abdominal layers, minimal contact with the bowel, less pain. ...Read more
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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