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Recurring colds

3rd cold in 3 months worked at my present employment 10 years I took days off as I had to take to my bed felt ill never been of sick in 9 years till diagnosed with itp /colds maybe connected ?? Well I return to work today still not fully fit felt I had to show willing my employer installed this I received a letter with my return to work interview stating we have 3 percent sickness mine is 5 percent letter states I have to attend work for the next 6 months or disciplinary maybe dismissal my point are colds itp connected I am going to the doctors to see if there is a connection I need to b e aware once again thoughts please .

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I have had ITP for the last 10 years and yes it is autoimmune so I have had the flu twice this year and am feeling crummy again. I would talk to your doctor about filling out family leave act paperwork. You would qualify for qualifing event. With your ITP you would qualify. You have to use your sick leave first and you don't get paid, but you would have 12 weeks in which you could be sick and it wouldn't count against you. It's the family leave act!

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To be honest I am trying to stay away from doctors what with Itp and now chronic fatigue syndrome thinking of taking leave from doctors / hematologist : ) thank you for the reply.

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I certainly can under that I am sick of them myself.

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I know poked prodded its no joke but we laugh : )

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It really does get tiring seeing dr after dr. I can’t seem to get my hematologist and nurse practitioner to get on the same pg. sometimes I dream of what it was like not living my life for dr visits. Oh ya and what it was like to get a whole nights sleep lol

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