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What type of documentation is needed to get disability for fibromyalgia?

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It's important to get detailed documentation -- reports -- from your doctors, including psychologists, at the onset of your illness. Have your doctors submit documentation of all prescribed medications, therapies, and lifestyle remedies necessary to resolve your fibromyalgia symptoms. You should also be evaluated by a fibromyalgia specialist, usually a rheumatologist. This doctor will give a detailed assessment of your impairment along with a list of the many tests and treatments used in your condition.

For further details on disability and the steps you must take, visit the Social Security website or call the local Social Security office.

From: Fibromyalgia: Work and Disability WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Labor: Accommodation and Compliance Series: "Employees with Fibromyalgia Syndrome." Social Security Administration: "Benefits for People with Disabilities." McIlwain, H, MD, and Bruce, D, PhD. Holt, 2007.


The Fibromyalgia Handbook,

EpicGenetics, Inc.: 1919 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 250, Santa Monica, CA, 90404.

Behm, F. , 2012. BMC Clinical Pathology

Reviewed by David Zelman on June 24, 2019

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Labor: Accommodation and Compliance Series: "Employees with Fibromyalgia Syndrome." Social Security Administration: "Benefits for People with Disabilities." McIlwain, H, MD, and Bruce, D, PhD. Holt, 2007.


The Fibromyalgia Handbook,

EpicGenetics, Inc.: 1919 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 250, Santa Monica, CA, 90404.

Behm, F. , 2012. BMC Clinical Pathology

Reviewed by David Zelman on June 24, 2019

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