Just had ten days off work

First few days had a sore throat (typical!) then started to feel less pained and sleepy. Didn't really do much as I can never be bothered during time away from work just taking it easy, I'm now day two back to work and can feel al my symptoms returning :-( has anyone else had this happen to them? or does my body just not like work?!!! Does rest help your symptoms?

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  • Hi misunderstood1

    I sincerely hope that you are feeling as well as you possibly can be today? I am so sorry that this is happening to you, and I can't help but wonder if you suffer from stress at work? As I can imagine that stressful situations could have this effect on you and your Fibro?

    Therefore I do not believe that you are allergic to work but you may have an aversion to the job that you are doing? I remember a similar post to yours a few months ago whereby somebody was on holiday and did not have any pains whatsoever, within a couple of days of being home their Fibro returned big time. Sadly I cannot remember who is was? If they read this can you please join in?

    I genuinely do believe however, that rest and pacing ourselves is the key to out smarting the Fibro monster!

    All my hopes and dreams for you


  • Hi Missunderstood, I hope you are soon feeling better. I know a few people who have had this horrible sore throat (not me thank goodness) I think probably just like me that you don't go off work until you are so sick that you are physically unable to do anything. I would probably work from home if they would let me! Rest does help but then you also need to start gradually increasing activity little by little - or at least this is my experience, since I am not a qualified medical practitioner and can only go on what works for me.


  • Hi there! You are def not on ur own I cam back to work yesterday after 10 days off and had been feeling so much better and not in as much pain, but last night all symptoms returning had to wait to take my pain med's until I got home ( as they make me drowsy) which was past 23:00, back up at 5am and starting work now, I'm already in bits :-( so you are def not alone Hun, sending you gentle healing hugs xxx

  • Meant to also say when I finished work for my 10 days off had sore throat and ear ache, after a few days of it getting worse went to drs and had an ear infection :-( d

  • Thanks angel2! I forgot I had earache too went to Doctors also as was feeling shocking thought it was a side effect from the ads I was taking so told me to stop. Had fbc done but had no results as yet. Hope your feeling better x

  • Hi Missunderstood will try again started my reply sent it before I finished them deleted it!? Doh! Brain fog! I am as per usual tired and sore but throat and ear on the mend :-) I hope you get some answers from your Fbc and that you are feeling better soonest, sending big gentle healing hugs x Angel xx

  • Hi missunderstood1, I hope you are feeling as well as you can be at present. I feel I am much better when I am at home and can pace myself. Work is work and no matter how good they are it can be a chore. I love the work I do, but there are days when I just do not want to be there. I work part time so should not really be complaining at all :)

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