working is too hard

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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 8/15/2008 8:15 PM (GMT -6)   
hi everyone i decided to take a leave of absence for a little while i have been back to work for 2 weeks and i can't do it any more im so tired my feet are hurting to the point of crying and my whole body is just sore .. when i asked for the number to call my supervisor looked at me and said i never heard of your problem is it real? i just turned and walked away ..he is a jerk to start with i'm hoping i can apply for ssi i am only 34 yrs old and im not sure if i would get approved i also have disc disease in my neck also very painful .. well thank you for letting me vent hope yall have a good night

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   Posted 8/15/2008 9:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I support your decision to take some time away from work. I hope there is something else out there for you that will give you the flexibility you need, and not the jack#&% boss that you have now. I hope you have something to take for your increased pain. Can I ask what type of work you do?
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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 8/15/2008 10:00 PM (GMT -6)   
i work for rite aid in the distrubution center im on my feet for 9 hrs and they have 2 hr mandatory overtime you get written up if you don'ty stay i just can't do it, i don't know what other job to do i can't sit that long my body stiffens up and i can't stand my legs want to give out so i think im gonna try to get ssi my rhummy said the tramadall should help but that sttuff don't work either i take it every 6 hrs 2 pills i think i need something else to go along with it

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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 8/16/2008 7:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I got to where I couldnt walk, and was talking about going on disability. May I ask if you have tried CYMBALTA? I was in so much pain i couldnt take it any more. My Dr. put me on this and it was my miracle drug..I can now walk and work.. Thank GOD......

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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 8/16/2008 8:18 AM (GMT -6)   
I can indentify with you taking a leave.  I really wanted to retire before this school year, but I keep pushing myself.  My feet hurt so bad when I get home of the afternoon that I have to put them up for a little while.  I'm also so exhausted that I usually fall asleep as soon as I sit down and get quiet. 
I wish I could get up the nerve to quit my job, but I'm so afraid of the future and what it may bring. That's why I keep pushing myself.
While your on leave, take it easy and rest up.  Maybe you will get to feeing better.  I hope so.
God Bless!
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