Disability update

…or lack thereof.

I had my disability hearing last week. I think it went okay, but my attorney says I won’t have an answer until probably six or eight weeks from now, so I don’t expect to hear anything before about the first week of November, at the earliest.

Given the track record they have with taking (what seems like) as long as humanly possible to do anything, I almost wouldn’t be surprised if it was January before I got a definitive answer. I’m not sure I can wait that long, but it’s not like I have a choice.

I haven’t had a steady source of income since mid 2013. Needless to say, I’m struggling. If I could work, I would. If I had anything of value that I could sell, I’d do that. I’ve tried to work, and I can’t, and when I do try, my symptoms often seem to worsen.

I hate making these posts, but given my situation, they’re necessary. If anyone has money they can spare, please consider donating to my Paypal: https://paypal.me/nikh [nikhartsfield@gmail.com]

I get that I’m not the only person having a hard time, and not everyone can help. I just want to say that I appreciate anyone who donates, as well as anyone who takes the time to boost the post. Please be safe, everyone.


3 thoughts on “Disability update

  1. I had what they call Anhodenia but I stopped taking Rispadal back in 2012 and about June of 2012 my emotions and feelings came back. You may want to tell your Doctor to put you on another medication. I found that hundreds of people taking risperidol lost their emotions.


    1. Right now, I’m on Prozac (40mg), Lamictal (100mg; target dose is 200mg), and Strattera (100mg; this is for ADHD). This cocktail has improved things slightly, but not nearly enough, and so I’m going to ask if there’s anything we can add to it to increase the good parts of these drugs. I’ve been on so many different prescriptions I’ve lost count, but maybe there’s an OTC supplement I could try, or something I don’t yet know about.

      I was thinking about adding Effexor or Pristiq, which I have some experience with. That or possibly Lithium, which I’ve never tried but which seems (for many people, though not all, obvs) to be very helpful for bipolar depression. Taking four, five, six medications is possibly not ideal, but this sucks. I’m willing to roll the dice if it means even a possibility of getting better, you know?


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