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    I don't know what to do. I'm a 26 year old mother of two. My Doc stinks and where I live I only have 2 or 3 to choose from. I can't concentrate, I can't even keep house. All I can do is sit, lay and basicly thats it. I figure because of my age they prabably won't even consider me. My Doc gave me about a weeks worth of pain meds and told me that he wouldn't give me anymore. Thats about the only week in the last 4 months that I've felt human. I can't even manage my pain long enough to do the dishes, let alone work. The welfare department only gave me a 3 month period to get better. They had the nerve to ask my doctors what my expected date of wellness would be. I just don't know what to do. Thanks

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    What state are you in? I was originally from NY, now in NC for past 9 years. The age is not the factor. I was finally placed on SSD when I was thirty. Had the bladder symptoms and more for years, told it was in my head, pursued that. Only to find out at thirty it reached it's peak and I had a full blown breakdown two weeks after surgery for Endometriosis. Still not diagnosed for IC till 2 years later, age 30. I had worked about 13 years straight right out of high school. 11 of which was payroll coordinator for a big company. Age is not the factor I found. If you can find a good IC doctor, your previous work history will determine SSD or SSI and if not reasearch it and find a disability lawyer.I know it all seems overwhelming but I was in the middle of a breakdown, bad one and haad to find out everything.If I knew what I know now I'd be pretty well off, I was discriminated by my company due to mostly the depression. They felt it was an act and I was not ill. Would not give me a comparible job, offered me assembly work with my bladder condition and would not rehire me after I finally had to quit.This company settled out of court with someone else cause they hated publicity for 4 million dollars. Good Lkuck, sorry so long but be persistent, you will learn that with this illness for sure. regards Carol

    "Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it." --Helen Keller