My RA, should I file disability?
I have a very active case of rheumatoid arthritis, i have missed the last 6 months + of work due to a flare up and heavy side effects from medication. I have to somehow find a way to deal with this disease and still be of financial support. I want to work, but my body just doesnt allow it. I am in constant pain even with treatment. I really just need to know if it is time after dealing with losing many jobs because of this in the past 8 years since diagnosis, to file disability. My doctor has mentioned it to me already. I hear because of my age I will be denied the first time. I'm really just scared of what this disease is doing to my future and my quality of life. I am so frustrated with this constant weighed down feeling and sharp shooting pains throughout my body, even with steroids and pain meds I am in intense pain. Thank you for any advice and help. Peace be with you.