How do you all cope with working? I am really really struggling at the moment, since my stay in hospital a couple of months ago I have been gradually increasing my hours and am currently at 5 hours a day with a half hour break. (I work in retail and am on my feet most of the time I'm there) But I'm struggling with the increase to 5 hours, especially since being put on Azathioprine and back on the steroids because I become very spaced out and 'not with it', dizzy, headachey and very lethargic. One of my managers today asked me whether I should be working at all at the moment or at least work less hours again, I'm seeing the GP tomorrow so I'll see what she had to say. Only problem is I'm getting a few comments from collegues about how I'm not at work much etc. And also, being from the UK I have been getting sick pay but that has nearly run out so I'm currently only getting paid for the hours I'm working, which currently is about 35% less than my contracted hours.
Any advice?! Its stressing me out.
22 year old female, from the UK.
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis Jan '08, Proctosigmoiditis Jan '09.
Hospitalised Jan '09 for 3 days IV Hydrocortisone - had no effect!
Hospitalised Feb '09 for 7 days (5 days - IV Hydrocortisone)
Currently taking daily:
40mg Prednisolone tablets
1g Acetarsol suppository every other night (Previously taking 5mg Pred suppository)
1g Mesalazine granules x 2
7.5mg Zopiclone (taken when needed for sleeping)
10mg Citalopram (anti-anxiety/depression)