Severe Pain all over and having to come to work! :-(

I have been feeling really severe pain all over especially in the whole of my upper body & chest for ages now but over the last week it has besome unbearable :-( I can't lift my arms at all!

My GP wanted to sign me off of at least 3 weeks but i can't afford the time off work as i'm the main wage earner! :-( I feel really guilty if i'm off work as i only get sick pay :-(

I 'm in a mess and don't know what to do!..........

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  • OH honey, it's not fair is it, i can't imagine what your going through and i have nothing to say that could help all i can offer you is that my heart goes out to you. Sending you lots of fibro hugs xxx

  • Know how your feeling about work!..Im off at the mo but ppl dont really understand or dont want to because they cant see what were feeling!...xxx

  • I so feel for you :-( I had to give up going out to work because I couldnt cope with the journey (80 miles per day) so I went back to being a foster carer and I'm not managing that very well :-( The stress is causing me so much pain (and possible Angina :-( ) so I have a placement coming to an end soon and I AM going to take some time on the sick. I hate the thought of it as I have been independant for the last 30yrs but I have reached the point if I dont take some time for me and rest I wont be here much longer. Good luck hun, hope things get better for you. (((((gentle hugs)))))))))))))))xxxx

  • Is this a common thing ? I haven't been able to lift my arms for over a year now. Doctor said it was a frozen shoulder when it started in my right arm, but now it is in my left arm as well !!

    I can't even scratch my lower back anymore and putting on bras is a nightmare (even getting dressed is because you don't realise how much you lift your arms until you can't). I had to give up my job as a typist because my arms and neck would lock and I was in so much pain. Trouble is that when you give up work there are no benefits available as there is no longer incapacity benefit. I am currently living on my DLA (yes they said I was disabled, but ATOS won't), and finding it impossible. My rent is currently more than I am getting !! but no benefit, no housing benefit so its a catch 22 situation.

  • appeal the esa - ask admin for the benefits & work info.

    I think you need to see the cab and a welfare rights advisor.

    sandra.

  • I was like that on Friday, had to work 24 hrs , sleep in between, but I struggled, so had the Sunday off instead, I get sick pay so I'm lucky, but the issue that keeps me going to work is I don't want too loose my job due to my condition and sick days, it's tough it really is cos there's been times, a few I might add, that I really havnt felt like work but had to drag my weary arse to work, very tricky to balance

    Nicki xxx

  • Sorry you are having to drag yourself into work with a flare up. I know that feeling all too well. There have been times when I've had to drag myself round the office holding onto furniture and this has made me feel so self-conscious. I'm off on long term sick ATM and worried about the repercussions. I'm lucky cos I get sick pay at full pay at the moment but I feel sorry for those who don't. S.S.P is a joke. How is anyone supposed to survive and pay their rent/mortgage on such a pittance?

    I hope you can relax when you get home

    Healing thoughts

    Storm x

  • Don't rely on doctors to give you a correct diagnosis. You will end up like a vegetable like me. They just prescribe pain killers and anti depressants. They don't actually care about your health, they just want you out of the surgery. Good luck.

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