Family members, doctors, co-workers, friends, strangers on the internet. I know me/cfsers and fmers get accusd as a whole of faking it all the time, but... Have you ever personally been accused of faking it?
sounds like a troll! I wouldn't be surprised if trolls would join a chronic pain forum to prey on sick people.Another member accused me of faking, multiple times in the thread, for refering to disability as "building a legal case"
The one who said that I was faking is the insurance company.
As that time, that's the way they decided to cut payment of invalidity and for now, I had to call a lawyer and start a procedure.
It's been 2 years since the procedure get started. Need a lot of patience.
But I am still there
@Mwasi - Hang in there and keep fighting! Ditto for me -- despite my doctor's diagnosis and support, the Long Term Disability insurance failed me completely. They called me a malingerer, accused me of faking, and maligned my character in every way they could think of. It was horrifying! I was soooooooo ANGRY! Anyone who knows me --- knows that their accusations were the absolute furthest you could get from the truth. NOBODY would willingly throw away a successful career and comfortable lifestyle so they could "pretend" to have THIS train wreck of a disease! GAHHHHHHH!!!
I too hired a lawyer and had to fight for my rightful benefits. Which, ahem, were paltry because there was a secret clause written into the contract that excluded CFS specifically. It was lumped in along with "mental illness" -- gee, go figure, another slam. Turns out that this life-wrecking disease that leaves you darn near useless, only qualified for two years coverage on our so called "LTD plan". Yes, really. As if that's all the financial help you'd need for the decades to come.... It's an absolute outrage!