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The (MEDICATION) can show the severity of your conditions along with side effects of medication if more than one. They have there own people that examine these things along with how long you have had the conditions requiring medication that leave you incapacitated and if the medication a loan leave you incapacitated..

Side effect just play apart but the servility of your condition is really what your medication show and side affect do play a part but just a part...

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Read the warnings on your medication. Many say not to drive or operate heavy machinery. If you have to take the meds it can make you unemployable. Remember Social Security looks for a Doc statement that you can't work for at least a year. Best thing is for Doc to say you will never be able to work again.

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If you have chronic severe pain and are taking morphine you probably have a better case than if you are taking a less powerful drug. What is good for you in the real world is bad in the world of VA and SSA. It is a preverted system. Both systems promote illness and disability if you want to win compensation. List every side effect of meds since many of them incapacitate normal people.

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All of these are very good answers. My only concern would be if the SSDI examiners pose the question, "can the patient be placed on a new drug to avoid the side effect." Usually, the answer is yes.

We have to keep in mind that a lot of people work while taking medications for pain and mental conditions. If the medication for pain causes you to have no pain,,, well, the SSDI examiners may feel that since the meds work,,, the patient can work. Same with the mental meds. If the mental meds cause the patient to "base-line" the patient can work.

Now, say you are taking meds for a condition that has already made you unable to work. The original condition is what causes you not to be employed. Those meds normally will not affect the decision.

Side effects,,, side effects would have to be severe--- debilitating (not sure if that is the right word). For instance, if a med caused you to have a stroke.

Hope this helps,


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