Faking Multiple Sclerosis For Social Security

@MoonGypsy (4613)
United States
April 17, 2012 4:15pm CST
my mother in law is faking that she has m.s. for social security. i know, because i watched her play this off step by step. at first, she did not file for m.s. she file for a number of other problems and she got denied. some time after, she decided that back in the early 90's she was diagnosed with m.s., but forgot all about it because she was in denial. as time progressed she told me that she was going to start walking with a cane and that she noticed the different type of attention that you get when ppl think you are disabled. next, she started "falling out in the streets" (or so she says) no one ever sees her. she just kind of goes to the hospital and tell them that she fell out, but picked herself up and came to the emergency room. she keeps telling doctors that she has m.s. i know that she is just trying to get check. she has been trying to get a check since i have known her. she hates working and is very lazy and unmotivated. i see no signs of all this pain she has from walking. i do know what she is very overweight and doctors have told her that, only for her to get really mad at them and say that they don't know what they are doing. that's her problem, though. not, m.s. i wish she would stop faking that. that is really not a good thing for people who really do have to suffer from it. they want her to take test, but she won't. the test she did take all came up normal and keeps coming up normal. only thing is her weight (and she is in denial). she also says she has, "a little bit of chrones disease. one thing i know about the women in my husband's family is that they are hypochondriacs. they even admit this. his mom and sister both have habits of looking up things is medical books and deciding they have it just to get sympathy or favor. they have admitted this to me. so, how i am to believe that she really has m.s. i have done some research and m.s. is a hard thing to detect. i think so is chrones. they both have symptoms that can mask as that when it's something else. you watch. she is hooked up with the right people and she WILL get the ssi and the back pay. i know some people that really can't stand, or live without sickness, problems, or pain. she is playing? she can shop more hours than the stores are open. if you give her the money, she will forget her m.s. lol. i KNOW. i am with her almost all the time. now she is rocking a wheelchair that she got a charity to donate to her. she didn't even have to see a doctor for it. no doctor wrote her up for that. i know, she told me. anyone can get a wheelchair. this kind of stuff make it hard for me to respect her. does anyone know anything about m.s. how do you know if you have it? what kinds of test does one take to determine m.s? can you just tell a doctor you have m.s. and get a diagnosis based upon you word, or symptoms you have looked up? any info will be appericiated. thank you for reading this long post. just had to vent.
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@obe212003 (2302)
• Philippines
18 Apr 12
An MRI or EMG/nerve conduction velocity study i think would detect it, as it is more neurological in nature than musculoskeletal. If proper testing would be done and results come out positive, then she would be in a lot of trouble. If she would still insists of going on through this masquerade, i hope she knows what to expect if the truth comes out.
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@MoonGypsy (4613)
• United States
19 Apr 12
she will try it until the wheels fall off. she is going to make those doctors tell her she has m.s. without having to go through any testing. she never goes to any doctors and get the test done that they want her to have.
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Apr 12
moongypsy if she is in her fifties and reallyh overweight its likely she will come up witha disease one she will not really want' and she will not get disability with just diabetes but being very overweight and in the m id fiftioes or sixites she had a great chance of being a type two diabetic. does she really wa t to have that disease? she will not social securtiy just for diabetes unless she is really crippled as I am who walks with a braqce on my leg due a ruptured tendon in my foot that was not diagnosed correctly until it was too bad to be operated on. I would give anything to have my foot and le g well again.i do have ss i because i am partly handicapped.does this half witted women really want to have Ms if so she is totally nuts.
@MoonGypsy (4613)
• United States
22 Apr 12
omg! sorry to hear about your health problems. i send you healing thoughts that come form THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE. may you heal, and your body be free of these sick chains. my mother in law is not even in her 50's. she is a young mom still. all she does is drink splend soda all day. aspertane, aspertane, aspertane. very cancer carcinogenic. say the same thing. if she doesn't have m.s., it will be something else she won't like.
@sid556 (31003)
• United States
18 Apr 12
Hi Moon, If I followed this right, she is "trying" to get disability for Ms? If that is true...good luck to her if she can't get it positively diagnosed. I have a friend that just recently got diagnosed and yes...it is not an easy disease to diagnos for sure. My friend went through a battery of testing before finally getting diagnosed with it. Even still, she is not collecting disability yet and can't for a while. She works every day and is working haard not to give in to this illness. Even though she has been diagnosed, it has to be proven that the disease has reached a point where she is unable to work. It has not. It is quite a process. I will be angry if I hear that someone like your MIL is faking this disease and gets benefits while my friend continues to work. My friend works because she has no choice. Her family needs the income. It's kind of a catch 22. Because she is working, they are not looking at her as being disabled. People like your MIL for some reason get away with these things. I hope she doesn't.
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@MoonGypsy (4613)
• United States
19 Apr 12
i hear about case like your friend everyday. it's because she doesn't know the right people to go to. my mother in law is going to this free organization that helps people get their ssi. it's not a matter of it she is getting it, it is a matter of when. perhaps your friend should go to one of these organizations. at least she really does have m.s. i hope your friend gets her disability. she deserves it. i hope my mother in law can find some other way to live financially without scamming the government and genuinely disabled people.
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@sid556 (31003)
• United States
19 Apr 12
Thanks Moon! I will tell my friend about this. Sometimes though, I think that her working and pushing herself is just what keeps the disease from taking over completely. I really don't know enough about the disease to say that for sure but she does manage to do pretty well even though I am sure it is tough for her. I just get angry to see others get it so easily and this girl who truly is disabled is being put through the ringer.
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Apr 12
hi as I understand it Ms has to have a lot of tests and it can start out gradually and get worse til the person is helpless and in a wheelchair. this woman is doing a disservice to people who really have ms. one man is here with Ms. his limbs are all crookedy and he is in a wheelchair his voice is strange but he always has a big smile and thanks me when iI help him into the elevator. Now he really has it no faking and I would bet he would give anything to be normal again.Your mother in law if caught trying to scam social security could be in deep deep trouble.No no ethical doctor is going t o t ake her word for ms based on her word of symptoms looked up. He will run a lot of tests and she probably will flunk them all.She had best work with her doctor to lost that weight before she does become a type two diabetic.
@MoonGypsy (4613)
• United States
22 Apr 12
i know. this is what the doctors keep telling her. if she doesn't loose the weight, she is at risk. she totally ignores that part. she is totally in denial of it.
@flamez3r0 (319)
• Puerto Rico
17 Apr 12
Hello :). That's fraud and if she's caught you could all get in trouble if they decide that you knew and helped her. I'm not saying you should tell on her, just be careful with whom you talk about this. About the doctor, one can find many kinds of doctors, those who accept bribes, those who just want to receive their checks and those who trust their patients. If she manage to find anyone of these, shes golden, however the social security has their own doctors who tend to confirm illnesses in claims, so if she's faking she could get caught. Other than that, the world isn't fair enough to deserve anyone doing the right thing all the time. If she truly believes she deserves it, let her try. Just stay far away from it all to survive in case she fails :).
@MoonGypsy (4613)
• United States
19 Apr 12
oh you better believe that if they ask me to be a witness for her claim. i am going to tell them the truth. i know nothing of her having any m.s. i even told her so. she is still insisting that she does. i wish her luck, because i don't think the karma from it will be a good thing. yes, you are right. i will have nothing to do with her and her shenanigans.