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Managing a disability

Does anyone know how to manage things like joint pain and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome/Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder in a physically demanding job?

I pretty much go home in near tears because of how much pain I'm in. I'm afraid that I could be doing damage to my joints.

I don't know if I can get accommodations for this job or if I should just move on, which I wouldn't mind. It just sucks that I like being active but my body can't handle it for long periods of time. I wish I could find a job that I can do and enjoy.

#disabled #disability

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Adrienne Diffin
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I’m not sure what type of position you’re in but you may want to also explore remote work possibilities with legit companies

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Petrella Hanson
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Yes with Lyrica 150 mg twice a day and (RICE)rest ice compression elevation

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Lynne Eodice
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I agree with what's been said previously about checking with your doctor. I would also look for another less physically demanding job.

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george boardway
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i have two freinds if this helps any both where hit buy cars one is diabetic and has nuropothee they both work debbi has a titanium hip and legbone and was in constant pain they put her on OXY COTTON she ened up in drug rehab now shes about 65 kellie is a waiterss shes diabetic she was hit buy a car shes 57 and spent 2 and a half years in physical rehab she stands 8 to 14 hours a day both woman swear buy canibus cream for pain control no not smoking it but ointment they dont get stoned the canibus also is said to help with neuropothee buy diolateing blood vessels to increase blood flow to fingers and toes i just bought some for my mother shes 86 years old and dieabetic so try it what do you got to loose just regain your health with out side effects of dangerouse drugs

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Tia Payne
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Look into reliable herbal supplements. I deal with Fibromyalgia and they have helped a lot. I was also able to move on to something less physically demanding and onto something that is a little more mentally demanding. I started out at my Walmart as a Dairy/Frozen Associate and ended up as a cashier because the cold had caused me so much pain. If moving on to a less physically demanding job is not in the cards, do some research to see what else might be a better fit.

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Deborah Lindner
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I am 100% disabled by a # of medical problems. Also an RN and MSW. I would suggest you apply for disability, assume you have a regular medical MD who is following you if not, get one! Sounds like you need a pain specialist as well. People do not have to suffer in order to live a regular life. HOWEVER, the law, throughout this country is guarding the use of how pain medication in places and cases is dispensed and abused. There are new methods and ways that narcotic analgesics are prescribed, dispensed, monitored and accounted for. The patient taking the medication is more accountable to their MD and the government at this point in medical/social history. And why some may challenge-the answer is very simple, this class of medications/drugs/pharmaceuticals are simply killing people. Killing innocent people. Killing too many people. Killing people that are naive.Killing people who are very little. Killing people who don’t get to be born and grow up. Killing senior people who don’t have to exit that way, When all is said and done, you deserve the right health care. Sounds like you are suffering, that is not right. There are programs that will help you get info like PREMIER DISABILITY and others. Please, make the steps to take care of your most basic needs at this time and the very best of luck to you!

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John Dittmann
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Honestly, it sounds like your job might be a little too much for you at this time. You have to weigh the benefits against possible long term effects on your body and mental well being. If you are determined to stay where you are - and I totally get it - there are so many places to look for help in this day and age. Often the best advice comes from other people dealing with the same condition. I would start at ehlers-danlos.com There is also a GREAT website called Patients Like Me * that has all kinds of great information and tremendous peer support for a variety of conditions. I have been a member for over ten years and have seen countless people make connections they never thought they would make! No matter what you choose, I wish you all the best.

  • This is not an endorsement of PatientsLikeMe.com just what has worked for me
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Beatrice Pesqueira
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Hello there. I just recommend to moving on to another job. It may be to big to handle. I can recommend some labor rub for mean time. There are these rubs on the wish and home app. They aren't to take away the pain completely. I also recommend using vapor rub. It is not just for colds. Also I learned from this one elderly lady W-d40

thttps://www.healthline.com/health/osteoarthritis/herbs-arthritis-painhat

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Donald Smith
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Gets some durgs from one of the drug dealers that stand on every corner in this country you'll never be able to afford meds here government set the price on life look at that dip shit in our highest office he been eattn exlaxs since he been n office n the pain he feels is shooting down on the world he could wipe his own ass if he tried

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Donald Smith
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Should be on SSI like the ones that don't need it never paid in to it ever dam durg addict ever pimple on somes butt they get a check n a free ride

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