Seizure disorders can be frustrating When they interfere with your ability to hold down a job. Applying for disability benefits may be the answer you have been looking for. If this seems like the perfect route for you to take, you should consider keeping a seizure diary to keep track of your episodes. Including this vital data with your disability application can help assure that it is accepted. It also includes the following benefits as well.
A seizure diary is a perfect place to keep all the important information regarding your disorder. It should always be dated, and whenever necessary time stamped. Among the first entries should be a list of the activities you can no longer do because of your disability and other ways your seizure disorder has negatively affected your life. Do not forget to include secondary effects of your seizures such as headaches, nausea, pain, or any other negative effects of the seizures as well as triggers that set off your seizures.You should also include a detailed list of your medications, the frequency with which they are taken, the dosages you take, and any side effects that you experience.
The more specific and detailed you make your diary the more it will help you win your disability case. Providing specific details will allow a judge to see exactly how your disability affects you daily and how it hinders your ability to work. This information will be incredibly helpful when the judge renders a decision.
Pain is hard to describe accurately and even harder to quantify. But, keeping a journal the logs the pain in terms of duration and severity can help establish and identify a pattern that can exemplify its “real-ness” to a judge. It can be a much more effective way of communicating your level of pain and discomfort than simply trying to describe it to your lawyer or the judge in charge of your case.
Keeping a seizure diary is also beneficial for providing a written record of your disorder. When you are required to present your case to a judge, it is much easier to present your written diary than trying to recall all the necessary details when you are in court. You will be less likely to forget any details because they will all be written down in one place.
If you have a seizure disorder and are interested in applying for disability benefits, Clausen Law can help you. Contact us today.