Hypomagnesiumia, I am a ticking time bomb!! - page 4

I am looking for advise to keep my magnesium pills down. I have had hypomagnesiumia for 2 years now and have been to see a nephrologist who said my kidneys are excreeding the mag too fast causeing me... Read More

  1. by   gentlegiver
    Quote from NurseFirst
    Sorry you are having such a tough time!
    From what I've heard about applying to disability is:
    1) SS automatically denies the person the first time around (unless, I guess, they are in hospice or something like that)
    2) You need a disabiliity lawyer to help you get your claim approved. It's terrible, I know, but that seems to be the way it is. The good thing is that you will likely get your claim backdated and so receive money from previous months--usually in a nice lump sum.

    Good luck,

    NurseFirst
    I agree get a Disability Lawyer, most of them will reserve payment until you start collecting checks. My sister applied twice on her own, refused both times, her body is totally arthritic, she can not sit, stand or walk for more than 5 minutes at a time. SSI told her she could find a job that would allow her to sit, stand or walk every 5 minutes (I'd love to know what job they were thinking of), anyway, she got a lawyer and her SSI was approved.
  2. by   CrunchRN
    No advice except to definitely follow up on that consult witht he health science specialists. Very glad to hear your insurance news. Now that you will be feeling better you need to pursue everythign while you have the strength because the insurance company could pull some other trick again at any time.

    Wishing you all the best and a break through health wise. You deserve it.
  3. by   rita359
    Have not read all the replies but it sounds to me like you need to get yourself to a research hospital,mayo or whatever . Seems like you have exhausted what your current doctors are able to do. Going back to the same old just gets you the same old results. There should be an answer out there. Sometimes we just have to do what we have to do!!!
  4. by   Havin' A Party!
    Congrats, Curley! Your persistence has been rewarded.

    Hope all goes well for ya.
  5. by   LACA
    The original post is about 6 years old, so I'm not sure if curleysue is still available on AN or not.....
  6. by   CrunchRN
    Quote from LACA
    The original post is about 6 years old, so I'm not sure if curleysue is still available on AN or not.....

    Geez - never noticed that. Hope she is doing really well now!

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