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I wish I could be on disability for something mental that is controlled with medication.

Posted By: Geez... on 2006-03-24
In Reply to: Is there truly a way to get your spouse to....sm - Worried out of love...

I'm just sorry I'm paying for people to stay home and not work while my husband and I have to work. It's bad enough that this man doesn't help you around the house, but he's sucking off the government (us taxpayers) while we support him. He can't do ANYTHING? Whatever...

Man, what a country.

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If he is on disability for a mental illness, why do you even listen to him? He is nuts. Maybe if h
q. re short-term disability vs state disability

my short-term disability insurance coverage option says it pays when there is no state disability plan.  How does one find out if the state she resides in has such a plan? 

Insurances seem like such a racket.  Seems they should not be allowed to take your $ if they are not required to pay-out in the event of a disability.

Thanks for any help.

If IC, your time cannot be controlled by
Government controlled healthcare!!

my opinion, when doctors controlled the money rathe than the insurance
companies (government) there much more money to go around, and in my experience the doctors shared it. their BUSINESS MANAGERS in their offices (women) were tighter than rubber bands, and unwilling to pay anyone what they were worth, but the actual doctors I have worked for, whether in the hospital setting or in private practice (doing transcription) were extremely generous...

I worked for one who was fighting quite actively in an organization to give doctors back control over their patients, but in the end, the insurance companies won and that who is controlling our profession and driving it.

they always claimed the doctors were getting too much money, but at least they shared it. now with the insurance companies controlling the money, who knows who gets it.

think about it...every hospital I know or have worked for, made major cuts in the last decade, many completing eliminating ancillary departments entirely, letting go full-time employees.

so, where did all that money go they saved? it certainly did not get passed-on to the patients, and even nurses are cut back.

seems to me the government (insurance companies) and administration is getting it.

before capitation came along, hospitals were in the business of healing the sick, and taking care of the POOR. now they are just businesses, like Walmart.

those of us in our 40s and 50s, it has been sad to see the decline in the way it used to be...I was always in awe when I would walk into the hospital to work in Med Records/Transcription. such a sense of amazement and 'security' within the walls...

the halls used to be bustling and FULL of doctors, students, nurses, office people....when I left a few years ago, the halls were silent and somehow kind of creepy. it saddened me a great deal.

rather than attend to patients in a selfless way, everyone is treated as an annoyance, if they need too much care, or if something goes wrong they are not DRG'd for! not even doctors can get your illness covered, it is all in the hands of the insurance companies/govt.

you might as well have dollar bills laying in the beds.
Swiss Army Knife, steak dinner, anything remote controlled
maybe a toy remote control car or a new universal remote?
I think I am having a mental breakdown.

Right now it is just after 1 a.m.  I have been paged for the THIRD TIME tonight for "stat" reports from a hospital, and that's just tonight.  I have been reduced to tears from sleep deprivation, I have diarrhea and shakes, and I really really really want to tell my employer to sod off.

When do you think is enough enough as far as knowing it's time to move on?  Is this normal in medical transcription--to be on call for hospitals?  Yes, I do get paid extra for taking call, but then the piddly financial 'reward' completely negates itself because it interferes not only with my personal life, but then my professional life, as I am a complete basket case the following work day and can't 'put out,'  thereby inciting the wrath of the bean counters when my lines aren't there.  There is no schedule flexibility even though I take call...I won't be able to fall back asleep now because I had to slap myself awake in order to make myself conscious enough to type a 45-minute long report, and I'm not allowed to adjust my schedule tomorrow to accomodate a nap.

I am not a machine and I don't think the company gets that.  How my other coworkers do it I have no idea.  Oh wait...they don't...they quit as well! 

I just shot off an ornery e-mail to my poor boss stating 'take me off pager or I quit,' so we'll see if I have a job tomorrow.  I think I am displaying true self-destructive behavior here and is royally stinks.  I'm better than that, but I think I have been officially driven over the edge.  Sorry for the rant but I am truly fried.  I'm going to go lie in bed and stare at the ceiling now while the song 'another one bites the dust' replays itself over and over in my head.

Sounds like you are the one with mental illness
County mental health
If she is on state or county aid she might find something available.  But I am not being mean but how can you expect to receive "free services" - would you do your work for free?   Again, unless she is on welfare or something like that or perhaps through your church you might find some help but even then you usually have to pay on a sliding scale and don't get it completely "free".  If she is suicidal or there is a chance she will do harm to self or kids, she can go to ER and they will set her up with something but again it would only be so many visits.  Does she work?  Does her husband work?  Do they have medical benefits?  Again, don't mean to sound mean or cruel but not much in this life is free as if everyone gave it away "free" how would they pay their bills.  But look through your county/state directory or go to your church and see if they can help. 
I think you need to try the Mental Health Board

Who died and left you boss to dictate what can be posted on the Main Board?  hmmmmmm?  Have seen several of what-appear-to-be YOUR posts - about discussion of movies and that we should all discuss Michael Moore's movie over at the Gab Board....

Since you apparently seem to have lost any sense of humor, try the Mental Health Board that is available here at MTStars....or I think there is a Depression board too.

Hope you get to feelin' better really soon.....Have a nice holiday if you celebrate tomorrow....

mental health transcription
I have seven years experience in mental health transcription and would be interested in working from home for your company.  Please email me to discuss.
Time for a mental break

Hey all -- this kid is AMAZING!  I don't think it matters if you prefer this type of music or not, you still will be in awe of his talents.

Enjoy... then get back to work!

MT disability?
I have often wondered how CTS plays into a broader claim of disability. In my case, MT ince 1974, progressive back problems since 1990 (now with multiple sites of DJD, DDD and cervical/lumbar stenosis), clinical depression under treatment, high blood pressure and recently, CTS.

In combination, these conditions have made it difficult to sustain line count requirements over time (which I still could do before CTS). I am wondering what criteria they use for my "burden of proof" in a disability claim.

Going on disability. Not able to do


I have a few of the conditions above plus something much worse, but even with stagnating or falling MT wages, it's still more money than a disability check would be - that would not even be enough for the rent.

She's not mental, it's just that she's right about many things people can't face up to...

Most of what she says is true.  It's been far more documented as fact and the truth than the information the administration has given and still gives. 

As far as soldiers.....read optruth.org.  There are many soldiers who do not agree with this war or how this administration has handled it and they need to be listened to.

THere are plenty of mental health boards
check 'em out!
Maybe you should visit the mental health board

to discuss the topics of lonlieness and depression.  You obviously have no one at home to talk to.

Your post gave me a mental picture...
When did we all become so deserving?  I'm picturing the people moving west in covered wagons.  It didn't even occur to them that the govt should provide them with jack diddly squat.  If a storm blew up, it blew up.  It wasn't anybody fault.  They weren't blaming the farmers for their  cattle ruining the ozone with their farts.  They just accepted what was.  We've gone WAY soft anymore.  We can't survive without ice?  Sheesh, those people lived their entire lives  without seeing  an ice cube, unless of  course it was winter and  they needed ice like a parka in Bermuda.
National Mental Health Association
has a web page with some good information on bipolar FAQs, symptoms, treatment, etc. Here is their address: www.nmha.org/bipolar/public/signs/cfm.

My daughter is totally fine on medications. The most important thing for her to do is get back to the doctor and get back on or have her medications adjusted.

Sounds like candidate for mental ward
medication help

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#1.  How did these people even know about her return to college?  I would have her check with the financial aid office of the colllege to see IF they notified anyone in order to get grants for her, as in state grants, Americans with Disability Act, etc.  Someone had to tell these people and if the college is selling names to marketers, then they should be called on the carpet by the atty gen.

#2.  My biggest concern is that these people now have access to her checking account and if she has her SSD check deposited monthly, whose to stop them from deducting all they want?

Very scary and I would make sure this is looked into immediately.  Hoping for the best of this situation.

You get paid only if you have ST disability
and then it is only a fraction of your salary.  I'm not sure how they calculate pay when you are on production.  My DH's work will pay $150.00/week for ST disability.  It is better than nothing but you can't pay your bills on it. 
Government disability and doing MT
Does anyone here collect government disability and also work part time doing MT?  I have a severe immune disorder and was considering filing for permanent disability. Anyone know if you are allowed to work part time?
Disability insuran ce

Does anybody have any reccomen dations on disability insurance for short term in the event you have to have some surgery or accident or something.  My husband has health insurance coverage but this won't replace by income if I am sick or disable for a time period. Any suggestions?


Insurance - disability
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Totally agree with this. The lady has some mental issues for sure. nm
Great idea. Thanks. I've had a mental block on
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Do you take any kind of medication sm
before you start work? Don't mean to be nosy but in my case, I work 6a-2p.  I take my blood pressure medication at 5:30a. By 7:00-8:00, I am ready for bed and literally fall asleep at my desk. I take my break from 8:45 to 9:30, come back and I am fine. Doc said my medicine "peaks" at that time then the level falls off.  Asked him to change it and he refuses to, said if it works then why try another. I have tried taking it at different times a day, but it really works the best at 5:30. So, I am stuck. Have you tried turning on the radio or tv or even opening a window?  Sometimes that helps for me. 
Looking for a medication website
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Disability/PPI rating for retraining

Possibly with bona fide proof of this having been your livelihood, maybe you could check out a retraining program for people with disabilities, in our state it's called Voc Rehab, these programs are state funded.  They may also offer you some assistance for some treatment or surgery.  They actually insist in many cases that while they're paying for retraining that do get treatment and help for the disability to bring you up to a functional capacity.  These programs are there to rehab you and get you back to working in a capacity that serves you. You could also try a local unemployment offices for possibly getting retraining help.  If you can't use a mouse and type you can't hardly think it's going to get better.  Better to get retrained when you can't work in your chosen field.   You could get retrained say in coding if you wanted to stay within this field.  Maybe even consider SSI for a disability rating to get some income while being retrained.   Sometimes it's really okay to crash and ask for help.  You brought up a little bit of reality today.  Best to you.

If you have a short-term disability

policy (from your company or if you happen to have one on yourself) you should be covered.  If not, you are probably out of luck as far as disability goes.

I'm not sure what type of disability you're asking about.  If you mean long-term disability you'd have to have a policy in place for that also and I think it kicks in 6 months after your disability date.

If you meant Soc Security disability, I can safely say you wouldn't be covered.  You have to be permanently disabled for that.

you are speaking of SS Disability, which is an entirely different program
it is NOT the SS benefits for retirement. Altogether differnt.
Wow! Just Disability or health insurance too? nm
OK. Now if your husband is bringing you down by his mental illness and not paying rent
(is husband able to work? how deep is this mental illness? did he have money to pay rent and spent it elsewhere?) then maybe you should think about leaving him rather than placing your kids in any kind of foster care. That has to be traumatic but then so does living on the street. Speaking of placing your children in foster care while you get yourself OK in the head, what is your problem at this point. You see, if there is a lot of arguing and a dysfunctional family living on the streets, then foster care to permanent placement may be better for them. I just don't quite understand how you got into this mess and if these are mental health issues on both your part and your husband's I would look into placing the children. BTW, how old are they?

So all things considered if you don't have any issues other than depression because of a lack of a place to live and your husband's mental health, I would go to a family member or church and BEG for help sorting your life out. If there is more than that going on, including maybe substance abuse along with permanent mental health issues that will keep you from caring for your children, yes I would seek placement for them. And I would seek PERMANENT placement rather than foster care which I would think would be more traumatic for your children.
Has anyone heard of "chlorophen" as a medication?

Rebound headaches are from medication
in pain, you may use the meds too often. The theory behind the rebound headache is that the overuse of drugs makes the headache rebound after your body uses all of the medication. An OTC drug or a Rx that is taken too often causes an episode where your brain gets relief from the pain, likes the effect, and then signals "pain" in its search for more of the drug, and you increase dosages to get more relief. Your medication becomes less and less effective and you create a cycle of misery. (This is adapted from the website, "Migraines for Dummies" (even though I don't have migraines.) It's the best explanation I have found on the web for rebound HA. I just want relief.
You truly have some anger problems. Maybe you should look into medication for yourself.
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Do you take blood pressure medication? sm
They can make you extremely tired, too. I take Toprol XL and have for 13 years. It peaks about 3 hours after I take it I have trouble staying awake at the PC from 6 am to about 10:30 am. I literally fall asleep with fingers right on the keyboard. It was so bad that I finally changed to the afternoon shift. I asked my doc about it and he said try taking it at night. Well, that brought on the headaches I was trying to avoid. He said to take 1/2 in the a.m. and 1/2 in the p.m. No dice, still had headaches. He won't change my pills, says if it isn't broke, don't try to fix it. He wants to keep my pressure on the low side. My only solution was changing shifts and now I don't fall asleep at the keyboard anymore. I can get 10 hours of sleep at night but still fall asleep about 3 hours after taking that medication. I'm fine if I am up and about and doing things but sitting at the keyboard is another story.
I beg to differ - not all kids need medication....sm
Many with ADD/ADHD can learn just fine without medication as long as you break the tasks into smaller segments and implement visual aides.

No drug is completely safe. They all have chemicals in them. Ritalin, which you mentioned, caused my nephew to have growth retardation while he was on it and it was only after he came off that stuff that he started growing.

It's not the media afraid of drugging kids. There are many of us out there that don't believe that drugging a child is the correct answer. Sure there are kids that really need it if they can't stay focused at all, but asking a child to stay focused for an hour or more without a break when they're say 7 years old is extreme, especially if they're able to learn the same information if it's broken down into 3 20 minute sessions in the day.

Kids are now being pushed to learn more at a rate that for some of them taxes where their maturity levels are, and this can aggravate things like ADD/ADHD, especially when they don't have the recess breaks at school to give them a diversion from the classroom for a while. I'm glad that in my state some of the school systems have started mandating recess again - and those schools test scores have improved.
Can some one help with medication list format?
if a doctor transcribes a medication as Actose 45 mg q.d do you transcribe it as Actose 45 mg daily?
You can usually purchase short-term disability from
your employer if they offer long-term disability. When it is offered, you usually choose the reimbursement rate, typically up to 70% of your pay.

Savings. LOL That's the way you'll make up the difference. Sadly, disability insurance (LT or ST) has never covered 100% of missing pay.
does anyone know anything about long-term disability insurance?(sm)
How long is considered "long term"?  If you get some sort of disability that takes you out of the work force for years, does long-term disability cover that?  TIA