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Babes, we are not doctors. Nor are we lawyers. In fact, we're just a bunch of women (and a few men) who are sick and want to share resources. So please be careful what you do after reading medical advice here. Always speak to your health care professional before trying a new medication, supplement, exercise routine, etc. ChronicBabe.com and its staff are not liable if bad stuff happens to you, and we would hate for bad stuff to happen to you! So be smart, savvy, and do your own research. XO Jenni, the Editrix
I wrote this as a response to a question on another forum, and thought it might be useful to share here. I am open to helping anyone with the process of getting SSI as well.
I was turned down the first time I applied and learned a lot from that experience. I got SSI on appeal all by myself. Here are some things that worked:
1.They go by your medical record and often that does not contain specific info about your functioning (it doesn't matter if you prove the disability if…Continue