Feeling fed up!!!!

Hi everyone!

I've been off work for five weeks after catching flu . Usually when I catch something I take a while to recover but for some reason I just can't seem to fight it off this time. I work as a TA in a school and was planning to go back tomorrow (I only work Thursdays and Fridays) but I don't think I can. I seem drained of energy and the thought of trying to help children is starting to stress me out. I'm worried about whether I might lose my job as I have a lot of time off.

I'm sure some people think I'm just making excuses. Once before when I was off someone remarked that 'everyone's tired'. No one seems to understand. I think I'll have to just go in and hope I get through the day.

Some thoughts from others would be appreciated



8 Replies

  • Hi there, don't beat yourself up over it. Sometimes some virus's/infections just stick for a bit. I am writing this from my lap top in bed, next to me is my husband, also on lap top in bed.. who is never ill... some sort of flu style cold thing. Absolutely floored me. Caught it I believe on the way to Poland via lack of frequently changed air on budget flight! I am just doing my usual routine. Get up and air house! making sure I eat my ten a day, plus vitamin c and zinc etc, lots of relaxing baths and home made chicken soup etc etc. Nothing more can be done. I am sure it will pass, try not to worry about what people think, if they don't understand, there is nothing much you can do, but it will waste your precious energy, worrying about it. I really hope you get better soon. My house currently resembles a rubbish tip and I can't get anything done, I always pace myself but am now on one hour in bed, one hour out of it... the only way I can get through the day. Get better soon xxx Mary F

  • Hi there

    Please don't worry when you have this illness your body soon tells you when it's time to slow down rest or even stop I always used to worry about things but you will get to the stage when you realise stress is no good for Hughes Syndrome or other illnesses you just have to live day by day and just remember you are No 1

    good luck x

  • Like Mary I have spent a considerable time on my laptop in bed recently but hey ho it's my pacing! Ido find that a course of good quality CoQ10 200mg a day from a good health food shop helps a lot. I don't take warfarin but I think it's ok. Hope you feel better soon.

  • yep one of mine as well! M

  • I am in Australia for a few months and unfortunately picked up the flu last weekend. It has totally floored me and haven't left my room apart from going to the bathroom for 5 days. I'm a really impatient person when it comes to things like this but I'm beginning to realise that you just have to do everything you can to help yourself recover and then let nature and healing do the rest at it's own pace. No point trying to fight it as only makes recovery take longer.

  • Thanks for your replies and the useful tips. Have decided to put myself first and have stayed home. I'd only catch something else if I went back into school !! So I'm sat in bed on my laptop like Mary and her husband (hope you both will soon feel better). i will look into these supplements that have been mentioned too. Probably a good idea to discuss them with the rheumatologist who I'm going to see in April.

    Thanks for being here


  • Glad it is useful, feel better very soon, I hope xxx M

  • Hi janekins,

    Welcome to the group and i am glad things are looking better.


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