Hi all I'm writing for a bit of advice and piece of mind really. I've been off work for over a week I had a viral infection and I literally couldn't make it out of bed. Prior to Christmas I had meningitis and I feel that I've never got back to my usual self since then and Everytime I get something it knocks me out for ages. I seem to be struggling massively lately with exhaustion and headaches I spoke to my rhemy about it and she said to "pace myself" and rest as much as possible. I teach so this is really difficult as no day is peaceful! So since returning to work I've requested to reduce my hours to help me manage my symptoms better and they have said they can only do this with the advice of occupational health. I had to give in a form which requested me to disclose all my medical records. I felt quite reluctant to do that as I have history of depression and I teach and feel worried it will have a negative reflection on me as a teacher (which is what I do) has anyone here had dealings with occupational health? I'm worried that I won't be able to have my hours reduced and every day is going to be a constant struggle for me. Do occupational health reports support what u need or favour the employer more? I'm scared I'll have to remain on full hours and not be able to complete my work to the best of my ability because I don't feel 100% Feel a bit lost at the moment thank you all for your help
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