Any advice please. I am currently off sick and due to attend a meeting regarding this next week. After an initial appiointment with My rheumatologist shes treating me for lupus based on symptoms, family history and blood results. My problem is I do not yet have a definitive diagnosis as yet and am wondering how I stand in terms of sickness protocol. I understand that lupus comes under disability act but am worried my employers will not acknowledge this without specific diagnosis.
My job as an Hospice nurse is physically and emotionally demanding and worry that in the long term I may not be able to continue with this. However I have only had steroid injection with little effect, plan being that she will start me on hydroxychloroquin at my next appt, scheduled for march.
I do not want to give up on my job, before I have opportunity to try this drug and see what impact it has.
My employers are pushing to know when I'll be back and I'm worried I'll be forced into packing in my job before I get treatment. I'm currently down to half pay and work for a charity. Any advice would be most welcome.