Cranky and irritable

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Date Joined Aug 2011
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   Posted 9/8/2011 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm having a hard time curbing my crankiness at work. I get there and I'm so miserable from the fatigue and pain that is worse in the morning that I have a hard time not letting a little "attitude" creep in . My boss giving me projects first thing overwhelms me and its harder to deal when you aren't feeling well.

How do you keep a positive attitude with people when you are feeling awful? I'm noticing I'm snapping at people more and more because I just can't cope and don't want to be at work feeling like I do.


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   Posted 9/9/2011 9:06 AM (GMT -6)   
This may not help but this is what I do. I get up about an hour earlier than I used too, take A nice long hot shower, relax with my getting ready time and get to work a good 1/2 hour early. This way I can have my computer up and running, a few sips of coffee in me, my desk organized for the day, and greet all the other associates as they walk in the door. It really helps me. If I am running late and cannot do these things first I feel over whelmed and out of sorts and can be quite crabby. It doesn't change the pain level but it does let you control the way you start your day, since you are there a good 1/2 early it won't seem like you are being bombarded as soon as you walk in the door. It also gives your morning meds more time to kick in and you will feel more ahead of the game instead of trailing behind it.

Hope this helps.
Rheumatoid arthritis with secondary Sjogrens, Fibromyalgia, meniscus tears in left knee, Cancer survivor

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   Posted 9/9/2011 7:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Denita gave excellent advice. I also take a sleeping pill every night and that has helped tremendously, as I get a much better night's rest.
Are you able to do your job from home for part of the time? Perhaps still go into work on a daily basis but a little later in the day?

Hope you are feeling better.
Take care, Fran

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