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Consider side effects from medications when applying for Social Security disability

In many cases of those applying for Social Security disability, medications can play a significant role in causing side effects which affect one’s ability to perform work tasks. That is why it is very important that an individual not fail to report these side effects to their treating doctor as well as on their application forms. The state provides a form where you can report any side effects from medications. Sometimes, the treatment one receives can be as bad as the disease itself. 

Side effects vary depending on the dose and type of treatment. In cases of pain, medications can cause many serious side effects such as stomach problems including nausea, vomiting, stomach ulcers, and liver and kidney problems with long term use. Narcotic type medications may cause severe constipation.

Antidepressants can cause nausea, diarrhea, anxiety, problems with sleep, and headaches. 

Cortisone medications may cause nausea, swelling of the feet and hands as well as cataracts and osteoporosis which may result in fractures. 

Treatment for cancer may result in great fatigue, nausea and vomiting.