Hi there Ive sle and work as a customer service team leader. My job involves long periods on the phones, and long hours sitting at my desk on the pc. I suffer a lot with my neck shoulders and arm especially. But this is not jus specific to just my neck etc. I do try to get up and stretch as often as I can but still end up in pain by the time I leave work. I've been getting really bad flare ups recently even though I thought I was doing well they are now happening more often which leads to long periods off work as in so much pain, short if breath, unable to sleep which is the norm for me since I've been diagnosed. My resume has now changed my meds to azathioprine. I am currently signed off by the docs again and was off for almost a month in August. My employers are really good and occupational health are also involved as they got me a special chair 2 years ago for my neck and shoulder pains before I was officially diagnosed. Does anyone know what I need to do to be assessed for PIP so I can reduce my hours as this hass been rn recommended by my employers? Also I do have critical illness insurance cover but I took out my policy before they added lupus to the list of illnesses they cover. Which I challenged them about, however they say I'm covered for any disability that prevents me from working. Im fortunate that I've never really had to claim for anything thankfully but I really don't know where to start or how to go about it. I'm looking for help please. Should I speak to my doc or CAB or my insurance,? I'm really lost but I really can't carry on like this as lupus really is affecting my ability to work, concentrate etc. Sorry this is so long winded. Help anyone...
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