Just Another Chronic Illness…

Sorry for the silence, but have been hit once again with life-changing news. In the process of collecting doctor’s notes, diagnosis codes, and blood work results for my Disability Appeal Hearing, my lawyers asked me if I remembered being given a positive diagnosis for rheumatoid arthritis in 2008. I must have been in complete denial at the time, because I honestly had forgotten the doctor and the visit and I never went back. But what would you do if given a diagnosis of a debilitating, degenerative, incurable disease in your early 40’s?! I went on to consult with other doctors where I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia by my rheumatologist and chronic migraine by my neurologist/headache specialist. Now I must deal with a third chronic illness and it’s treatment and finding a medication that works and doesn’t kill me with side effects. Truly desperate and don’t think I can take much more! Please help! 

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