Migraine Headaches and Social Security Disability

A migraine headache can be very painful.  It can cause intense throbbing or a pulsing sensation in one area of the head.  It may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting and/or sensitivity to light and sound.  The question is can you get social security disability if you have migraine headaches?  That depends.

The social security administration will look at the frequency and intensity of your migraine headaches.  They will also look at the treatment that you have sought for your migraine headaches.  I once had a client that had severe neck pain and migraine headaches.  I asked her what treatment she had for her migraine headaches.  She replied that she

Bipolar Disorder and Social Security Disability

Bipolar Disorder is a mental disorder characterized by periods of elevated mood and periods of depression.  There are several different types of bipolar disorders.

Symptoms of the elevated moods (mania) include:

    Feeling very elevated and optimistic

 

    Talking so rapidly you are difficult to understand

 

    Unrealistic, grandiose beliefs about one’s abilities or powers

 

    Feeling extremely energetic even though you are getting little sleep

 

    You act recklessly without thinking of the outcome

 

    Racing thoughts

 

    Feeling extremely irritable

Lupus and Social Security Disability

I’m seeing more and more people whom have been diagnosed with lupus, both young and old.  What is lupus?  It is a chronic autoimmune disease that can attack any part of the body.  Some of the symptoms of lupus are:

Butterfly rash on face that covers cheeks and nose bridge

 

Pain, stiffness and swelling of joints

 

Skin lesions that appear or worsen when you go out into the sun

 

Fingers and toes that turn white or blue when exposed to cold or during stressful periods (Raynaud's phenomenon)

 

Shortness of breath

 

Chest pain