How do people get on regarding work? I've an appointment this afternoon with H.R because I want to talk over options that may be available to me. I don't feel capable or competent to do my job any more. I was off for 6 months last year (i was labelled as depressed). I got C.B.T through work, I seen a therapist myself privately and I only went back to work because the anti-depressant had kicked in (3rd change of prescription).
I feel the symptoms I have now are the same as they were then; the only difference being the depression is not as profound, and I would put that down to the anti-depressants as well as the C.B.T.
I'm a Receptionist, but I also data input. I made such a mess of an inputting job a few weeks back, luckily I had an appointment with Occupational Health the next day and I was she who suggested going to my G.P as my description of events made her think that Fibro might be at play. I'm still waiting for the Rheumatologist appointment so I'm still very up in the air
I've known for years there was something; couldn't put my finger on it but I could just feel that everything wasn't quite right. Ailment after ailment to only be sent away from the doctors surgery with "we can't find anything" diagnosis or "we'll get a specialist appointment for you" only for them to say "we can't find anything".
I've been made out to be a hypochondriac for years. One of the doctors at the surgery was so miffed with me because my response to her suggestion that all I need to do was go for long walks with "I'd love to do that, but I know that there's no chance because I'm just so tired and lethargic all the time". Her response was "Well I just believe you have a completely unfulfilled life". I broke down into torrents of tears and ended up walking out with a prescription for anti-depressants. At the time, my under active thyroid hadn't came to light so having tablets that made me sleepy just pushed me over the edge and I was bedded for 3 weeks. I wasn't depressed when I went in but I certainly was when I walked out.
I've got I.B.S, mild colitis; I've had cameras up the way and down the way, biopsies for bowel cancer (nothing there thankfully), neuralgia twice on one side of my face, acupuncture at the doctors surgery for chronic neck pain.Visits to the hospital too numerous to mention and yet it was an Occupational Health nurse that nudged my doctor into realising that Fibro could actually capture all of my ailments.
I bet if I had the money and could go private, I could have had this diagnosis years ago. xx