I was denied long term disability years ago for another invisible, but very real, medical condition and I could not go back to work at that time and desperately needed the money as a single parent. The appeal process was absolutely exhausting to my already exhausted mind. The good news is that with just a little bit more documentation my claim was approved and all was well.
I believe that sometimes these things get denied just to see if you will go away and not bother appealing. I say go for it and appeal, especially if you have new information, but try not to get emotionally involved and keep moving forward with your recovery and job hunt.
Good luck to you!
I'm a 39 year old, female, accountant. On July 2, 2012 I crashed my bike at the end of a 65KM road ride. I was fine that day but woke up the next morning to my current world.
Ongoing symptoms include: dizziness, blurred vision, light and noise sensitivities, cognitive problems, uncontrollable emotions/depression/anxiety, headaches (but they're getting better), mental and physical fatigue, difficulty communicating and sleep disturbances.
Currently seeing a fabulous Neuro Psychologist and vestibular physiotherapist and hoping to soon see a neuro ophthalmologist. I am currently doing 20 minute stationary bike rides daily, 20 minutes of meditating, 15 minutes of Lumosity and lots of resting. I have not been able to work or drive since the accident.
The things that have helped me the most since the accident are vestibular therapy, gel eye drops (for blurred vision, sensitivity and dryness), amitriptyline (10mg), and meditating. I am finally starting to see some slight improvements and am hopeful!
My brain WANTS to heal itself... I just have to let it and stop trying to get better!