it's a life towards death, interferon is a brain damaging drug
Timothy, I would think you could use Post Interferon Syndrome. In addition you would want to write down every thing that you are experiencing. Everything, even if you think it doesn't matter, it does. My husband was able to get SSDI but only because he wrote down all of his symptoms.
IT is Post Interferon Syndrome. Addled brain,depression,anxiety,insomnia,widespread body pain,parasthesias,weakness,extreme fatigue,sicca syndrome-they are all the symptoms I took to my liver consultant time and time again until finally after 4 years I was diagnosed with Post Interferon Syndrome. I think they expect it to take 2 maybe 3 years to recover but when it continues longer than that they finally concede.I have reported my side effects to the drug company and something called Yellow Card online,the more of us that do the better they will understand the impact on our lives and the numbers affected.It has now been 10 yeasr since "successful" treatment and while I can pace myself-i.e. do one small task a day and keep some sort of balance,if I am forced to do more or any stress is added into the mix I go into meltdown again and the fatigue wipes me out. It's like being on a slippery seesaw and trying to keep it balanced by standing in the middle at all times,once you lose your balance you slide off and have to start all over again. I do hope you can find some balance old bean.
I insist on writing down "post-interferon syndrome" at every doctor visit I now undertake for symptoms relating to the administration of interferon. Gotta make the doctors understand.
If you can't get your doctor to write a diagnosis for you, I would see an Attorney to handle your SSI case. There are many around and if you find one who works specifically with the homeless or poor people, they don't charge that much. Besides, they can take their cut out of the back pay. good luck!
Thinking about you Tim.
Writing down every single thing that is wrong with you is going to help you.
Tired, weak, can only stand for...can only sit for...pain in...., can't shop for yourself, can't sleep. Brain fog/confusion, anxiety, etc. Can't pay your bills, or whatever your particular problem is Try going back to the original doctor and ask for help.
SS will ask you for a sample of your day
I don't know if this will help you but we used a lawyer called Binder and Binder. They are out of New York. They advertise quite a bit here and people made fun of us but B&B got the job done. It took 18 months before our lawyer wrote to a judge asking for an early determination. We paid nothing until my husband won the case.
I was thinking of you, I hope you are ok, Dee