I have been off of work once 2015 due to right side hip/leg/pelvis/flank and liver pain and nausea and vomiting (amongst other symptoms). As a result of ongoing symptoms and very little help medically (I live in northern Canada where everything seems to work a bit slower here) I ended up in the hospital last July for mental illness symptoms. I am constantly in so much pain and distress physically that I get depressed and anxious more than I normally would.
Long story short, recently a medical consultant from my insurance company contacted my psychiatrist to discuss a diagnosis of Somatization and returning back to work. She did not consult my family doctor or specialist or even therapist to discuss. Not one of them agree with her and think that something is going on medically. I want to know who is the person that has the say to clear me back to work? Is it my family doctor? There are things going on with my hormones (possibly PCOS which if I have could have caused my anxiety and depression ) as well as my liver. All medical has not been ruled out. If I originally went on disability due to physical symptoms can they just slap this diagnosis on me and close my claim or does my family doctor have to be consulted?
I should also note that I’m still waiting to get with a liver specialist and neurologist but in my community they only come up here a couple times a year and wait lists are long. I did reach out to my disability manager asking if there was anything that they could do to help me - I asked last year but nothing.
Thanks for the advice