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After the Settlement: Treatment Options for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

After the Settlement: Treatment Options for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

A long term disability settlement can offer some invaluable peace of mind, but it is only one step on a much longer recovery journey. In that regard, the settlement is a tool that provides you with the time and resources you need to focus on your health. The ultimate goal is to find a way to manage your condition so you can get back to work and your regular routine. So what happens after you settle your claim with your insurance provider? The answer will largely depend on the nature of your disability. You’ll want to consult with your doctor to come up with a treatment...
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Do I Need To Keep Seeing My Doctor If I’m Involved In A Long-Term Disability Claim?

Do I Need To Keep Seeing My Doctor If I’m Involved In A Long-Term Disabilit...

You’ve received your diagnosis, submitted your claim, and are managing your symptoms as best you can. So do you really need to keep seeing your doctor? You have all the info you need about your disability and are managing fine on your own. The answer to this is very straightforward — YES.  If you’re involved in a long-term disability claim, it may seem unnecessary to continue seeing your physician or mental health care professional on a regular basis. The truth, however, is that it’s just as important now as it was before your claim was filed. This is for multiple...
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No Rest for the Weary: Shona’s Story

No Rest for the Weary: Shona’s Story

Shona had always enjoyed an active lifestyle. She was naturally a social creature and found that she was happiest when her calendar was filled with as many people and events as it could hold. Now that she was 42, she was proud to say that life had never been more fulfilling. Her day job as a receptionist at an accounting firm gave her plenty of opportunities to chat with clients. Her two children, her volunteer work, and her various social engagements kept her just as busy when she left the office. On many days, the clock would hit midnight before she went to...
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Fibromyalgia: Triggers, Signs, and Treatment

Fibromyalgia: Triggers, Signs, and Treatment

For years, Fibromyalgia was written off as a catch-all disability, something doctors diagnosed when they couldn’t find another answer. The truth, however, is that Fibromyalgia is an insidious invisible illness. The symptoms can be crippling, often leaving those who live with the condition feeling helpless, and incapable of leading normal lives. But what is it that causes Fibromyalgia flare-ups? What do you need to look for to spot the signs of an oncoming flare-up, and how can you treat them when they happen? Fibromyalgia affects approximately 900,000 Canadians, roughly...
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By the Numbers: Canada’s Growing Awareness of Invisible Disabilities

By the Numbers: Canada’s Growing Awareness of Invisible Disabilities

Invisible disabilities are far more common than many people realize. According to the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability (CSD), more than 2 million Canadians are currently living with a mental health-related disability, and even that number does not fully reflect the scope of the issue. Pain-related conditions are the most common cause of disability for adults over the age of 25, and many of those conditions – including fibromyalgia and arthritis – may not be immediately apparent to a casual observer. Unfortunately, even our best metrics are imperfect. The previous CSD...
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Invisible Disabilities: Battling the Stigma at Work

Invisible Disabilities: Battling the Stigma at Work

Canadian disability law covers a wide range of conditions, including invisible disabilities like mental health issues, epilepsy, chronic fatigue syndrome, and fibromyalgia. People with such conditions are entitled to the same rights and protections as people with visible impairments. In practice, however, there is still a stigma associated with invisible conditions. Many people simply won’t believe that a medical issue is legitimate unless they can see the effects with their eyes and they won’t hesitate to spread their doubts with friends or in the workplace. Despite the...