Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or CFS, is what’s known as a medically unexplained symptoms—in other words, a group of chronic symptoms with no known cause. In some cases, symptoms are so severe that the affected individual is unable to perform basic job functions and disability benefits may be his only option for income. When this occurs, and you're doctors are having a hard time diagnosing CFS, you need SSDI benefits attorneys who know the ins and outs of the law to help prove your case.
Unfortunately, it’s going to be an uphill battle—starting, as you already know, with the arduous diagnosis process.
Why is There So Much Trouble Diagnosing CFS?
Here are just some of the problems with diagnosing CFS:
- Symptoms vary significantly from person to person.
- Many other conditions demonstrate similar symptoms.
- No medical tests seem to definitively show signs of the disorder.
- Symptoms can improve or worsen with no warning.
- Many physicians are unable to identify—or refuse to believe—signs of CFS.
Working with a doctor who will help by ruling out other illnesses through extensive testing is your first step to working towards a disability claim. Keeping careful records of your ailments and conditions and documenting these with your doctor will be important.
Our SSDI Disability Attorney and Can Help You Win Your Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Case
It can be extraordinarily difficult to win a disability claim for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome without working with a skilled and experienced SSDI disability attorney from the beginning of the application process. When you’re ready to file your claim, contact Cuddigan Law at 402-933-5405 or fill out this contact form now. We offer a free case evaluation to discuss your case and explain your rights and the process. Our complimentary report, Give Yourself the Best Chance of Winning Your Social Security Disability Case, is yours for the asking.