So I need some major advice. Out of the last 7 months of work I've missed just over 1 1/2months due to being ill. I have Lupus, RA, Sjogren's and Fibro. I haven't really had but maybe a month worth of remission in the last almost 2 yrs and that remission was heavily druged. I'm currently taking MTX, Prednisone, Mobic, Lyrica, Cymbalta and a few other things when the pain is worse. I told my doc how much work I've been missing and she actually asked why. I HATE missing work and she should know of all people why. On top of being in pain from everything I'm constantly getting sick or some sort of infections. Like this past month I had an inner ear infection that caused severe vertigo that I had to go to the er to get some drugs to stop me from vomiting, the week after that my ear infection became an outter ear infection that is still bothering me. I got strep throat and had to miss work another week. Then due to all of the infections I had to stay off of the mtx and I'm going into a flare. So my doc gave me more pain meds. Which don't help. Basically I'm looking for advice as far as when you guys decided that enough was enough and you stopped working. I know i can't stop completely. I'll just go insane if I stayed home all day. I'm too social no matter how bad I feel. When do you stop and when do you start work on disability?? I'm thinking about it since I know that if things continue the way I am I will have to be termiated from my job because I will go over on my allowed leave for fmla. I just can't afford to be without work and I am having a hard time working. Any body have any good suggestions??
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