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