For starters I will say that I am only in my 20's and I have 2 children. I know many probably will think I'm just being lazy and dramatic. Since I had my daughter (2 yrs old) I have been diagnosed with PPD, Clinical depression and anxiety. However, this is not the advice I am asking about. The past year I have been getting severe headaches. They are extremely painful & I often call into work or leave early due to the severity of them. Now my job is not hard, I work as a CSR at a call center. These headaches also limit my ability to care for my 2 children. I often lay in bed and sleep because I can't get rid of them any other way. I have tried OTC meds like Tylenol, ibuprofen, excedrin, Advil. I have even been prescribed 4 different meds to help with these headaches. I have recently been sent to a neurologist and am still looking for treatment. My problems have caused numerous fights with my husband because I leave work early or I don't go and my paychecks are short (and my job is only 20 hrs a week anyway) . He pressures me into finding a fulltime job and I'm hesitant because I have such a difficult time with the part time due to the headaches. He recently said something about disability. However, I don't think I have much of a chance at that due to I've only worked about a year and a half total. The headaches haven't been diagnosed as anything yet but the pain I struggle with has brought back the severity of my depression. Would I even have a shot if I tried disability? I feel that if I try I will only be seen as a lazy young adult that doesn't want to work. Need some advice please? What are my best options in this case? Would my other diagnoses help with my claim if I tried?
I have a friend who is on disability for migraines. He fought 2 yrs for it. He had a lawyer. They were giving him the line, with your education and experience you can get a job anywhere. His lawyer said who would hire him with such a work record. The man can't work.
Have you tried neck stretching exercises, and ice to your neck until its numb? There are pain drs who do shots in the trigger points and that helps too.
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