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#1 Sept. 10, 2000 08:03:10

abbyn
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Bells Palsy

I have had bells palsy now for almost 4 months.. has anyone else had it
Was diagnosed with Graves over 1 year ago, get my good days and bad days. With the bells i could not work for 2 months and can tell u not working helps. I felt so much better, am back to work part time now and every muscle in my body aches, and always tired. Could you tell me more about the SSI benefits.

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#2 Sept. 10, 2000 17:22:45

guy graff
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Bells Palsy

well i guess first of all my hats off to you,
bells palsy is pretty much unknown amongst the general public
but to have it on top of graves would to me be unbearable!!!
i was in the marines and i had a friend who was in the navy and
he had bells palsy for seven months.
i dont know as much about it as you or him, but i do know it only affected one side of his face. mind you that was enough!!
i dont know if it can come back as i lost him in the gulf war god bless him and all who fell serving our country.
any how keep us updated on your condition

guy

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#3 Sept. 10, 2000 23:49:19

sundance1
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Bells Palsy

I was diagnosed w/Graves Disease in May 1997, may have had it longer, had RAI in June 1997 and have been pretty well adjusted on my Synthroid since then. I have had permanent Bell's Palsy since 1952 at the age of 2 1/2. I have read that there may be a connection as Bell's Palsy may be an autoimmune related disease. I had treatments in Iowa City, Ia and had my tonsils removed but have a permanent partial paralysis on the right side of my face. Has not really affected me negatively as Iwas so young at the time and I had a friend in jr hi and sr hi who had polio at the same time - she could neither walk nor run but looked beautiful in pictures. Made me thankful. I have developed many allergies in th4e past three years and am getting shots regularly for pollens and molds and try to avoid as many foods as is practical. I know several adults who have had Bell's Palsy, quite often just short term with the use of cortisone which was not available in 1952. Good Luck.

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#4 Sept. 12, 2000 10:46:38

tamoshanter2
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Bells Palsy

I had Bell's Palsy during one of GD attacks but was fortunate enough that it went away within 2 months and I was left with weakened muscles for a while, motor nerves that were easily inflamed, a tic when tired and a dry eye.
I can tell you that GD is probably not enough for you to receive regular soc. security disability OR SSI which is entirely dependeant on your being destitute with little or no assets.

I have multiple problems that are recognized as disabling ie.GD,lumbar stenosis, morbid obesity,bi-polar disorder, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and I only qualified with the 'over the top' heart failure and the fact that I was turning 50 within 90 days.It took 6 months and an appointment or two with a specialist of their choice( for each problem)for examinations plus my own records and tests from 5 years of treatment with excellent insurance to back my claim.m I them qualified for SSI but with no retro pay for the months prior to being approved and medicaid fpr 90 days retro to approval. It's a drawn out process but why not try. Start with calling the regional Soc Sec office and if it's not close they'll do it all over the phone with you. Even if it is close they'll accomodate you if transportation is a problem.
I actually applied 3 times in 3 years. As new problems and diagnoses were added to my case I would reapply. When I applied with GD and bi-olar disorder my psych records and an IQ test were all thay did for verification. My psychiatric problem wasn't of concern because my IQ was 163.
Anyway, all it costs you is the time and eventually you may qualify.IF you apply kep copies of EVERY peice of paper work you submit and ALL RECORDS they acquire from yoour Drs.
GOOD LUCK!!

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