I am new to this forum and seeking advice. I am 40 year old female who has been battling POTS for the past 5 years. I have managed to keep my full time job. My employer has been great and making accomdations for me. However, that is getting more difficult to do. I work in a fast past environment and my position is a full time. When I'm not there due to my "Potsy" days, someone else has to pick up the slack. I am a Director of a Community Health Center. However, that is getting to be a burden on other staff.
I am being treated by a Caridologist for the past 2 years. I have POTS symptoms on a daily basis (dizziness, fatigue, pre-sycnope spells, weakness, shakiness, etc.) Luckily, I am one that does not stress out or have an anxiety issues. I'm a pretty easy going person. However, I think the demands of my job and POTS is taking a toll on my physcial well being.
I am seeking any advice from others who may have applied for disability. My current employer does have disability insurance and have thought about requesting a leave of absence. However, I'm not sure what that will solve in the long term. Maybe I'm in denial or oblivious to my situation as co-workers and family members have questioned me as to why I've not on disability. Its been a internal struggele or battle for me to go down that road as I don't want to personal be declared "disabled". However, I do see the writing on the wall and realize I have a family to help support and must do what is best for everyone.