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I was told not to drive (seizures)and apply for disability. Ssd takes approx 8months. What should I do?
Things to consider: You have been told not to drive. If you drive in spite of this instruction you void your car insurance (if they find out). You would be personally libel for all costs due to any wreck that happened during a related crash, both to vehicles and medical costs to injured parties, property. The state might charge you with wreckless endangerment in such an event. Time to find a driver. ...Read more
Follow up to previous message asking desperately for help recommendations of therapist and psych. In staten island I have medicare on ssd please help?
Psychotherapist: Call the new york psychological association and ask for a referral in your area and for your specific problem. Also ask your primary care physician for a referral. Best wishes. ...Read more
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I was told not to drive due to seizures and apply for ssd. Ssd takes 8mnths. How do epileptics support themselves? Can I get prosecuted for driving?
It is frusterating: To not be able to drive. Yes, you can be held legally accountable in this situation. But even more importantly - is the ethics of the matter. What if you had a seizure while driving and caused an accident that killed or harmed others? Whether or not you receive SSD does not change the fact that at this point if you get behind the wheel it may endanger others. Some people may need to take > ...Read more
Maybe: Social security has to review your medical records to decide how disabling these are. ...Read more
I have spinal stenosis, joint facet disease, and degenerated disc disease. Can I get SSD or SSI for my condition?
Varies: There are multiple factors beyond just the physical condition you have including your age, the educational level you have achieved as well as your specific occupation that you do. ...Read more
SSD & tattoo: If you are talking about silver sulfadiazine its generally used for burns. I doubt it would do much for a tattoo. Although, the silver could theoretically interact with the tattoo dye and change the color. A tattoo is thousands of needle sticks and you damage the overall skin structure. Pain is inevitable. IMHO getting a tattoo is mildly masochistic. ...Read more
Paranoia, anxiety, memory loss&confusion during SSD CDR maybe made me screwup chances of reapproval! Do I contact my drs&ask for their help? What do I say
Ask for assistance: Let your MD know, honestly, what you are thinking and feeling. Ask for their assistance. Perhaps writing things down before the appointment will help you not to forget what you intended to say. ...Read more
I am severe combined adult adhd+bipolar. The diagnosis charted is simply adult adhd, app. For ssd. How do I ask the dr. To correct the dx, w/o offending....?
Dx is not enough: Many people mistakenly over-focus on diagnosis. Diagnosis is never enough. Ask your doctor about treatment instead of diagnosis, especially if you still have severe symptoms. Ask your doctor whether he/she knows any patient in your similar situation getting ssd. In most cases, it is easier to get better from adhd/bipolar than to get ssd. Your doctor will not be offended if you try to get better. ...Read more
Are you infected: Silver sulfadiazine is used for infected burns. If your tattoo is infected see your physician and get a prescription. Do not share creams with other people as it will increase your exposure to more infections. Tattoos cause hepatits and you may want to get screened for that virus. Using a local anesthetic is not a good idea since that will mask if the infection goes to cellulitis. ...Read more
Not effective: Medications start losing effectiveness once they expire. It is just like food which starys to degrade or spoil after the expiration date. It is a good idea only to take meds before the expiration date. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Latuda (lurasidone)?: I'm not sure, but might you have mis-spelled something and actually mean latuda (lurasidone)? This is an atypical antipsychotic medication, often used in bipolar I disorder (especially bipolar depression) and schizophrenia with hallucinations, delusions, and thought disorder. ...Read more
Sunscreen: If you tend to develop freckles, you'll discover they're less prominent if you use sunscreen, which is something that everybody should do anyway. There's no pill for this. If you talk with your genuine friends / people you might date, most will tell you that your freckles are just one of many things that they like about you. Why not embrace your genetic heritage? Photo Lady looks great. Best wishe ...Read more
Cervilane?: This drug is available in a number of countries. It is an ergot derivative used as a vasodilator. For a drug to be sold in the us it must pass rigorous fda testing and retesting phases before it can come to market. This can add up to millions an d millions of dollars which the manufacturer may not want to invest depending on how big a market the us represents. It is often a matter of economics. ...Read more
It depends: Pain medication in general is given to help control a variety of pain types. Not all pain medication is narcotic. Specifically narcotics are indicated for severe pain before, during and after surgery and for cancer pain. The use of narcotics beyond that is a decision your doctor will need to make. Other types of pain medication include non steroidal anti inflammatory and mood stabilizers. ...Read more
Awwww, no. Sorry.: This could be a hot song title! There are Drs who might evaluate you and offer short-term help if you are too overcome to take care of yourself. It would only take the edge off - not mend the break. Therapy might help you see what went wrong in a helpful way. Support groups can also let you know you're not alone. It will hurt, but most do get through it. Best! ...Read more