Morning everyone. I'm sure you've all been here at this time of the morning asking yourself "do I phone in sick or battle through?"
I'm trying to make that decision at the moment. Recently I've been doing well and have increased my Azathioprine to 100mg from 75mg, as planned by my team to get me up to the correct dose for my weight. Trouble is all last week I had the worst (sorry guys) diarrhoea and nausea. It made me feel terrible. After a discussion with my brilliant lupus nurse on Friday she said to hold off the Azathioprine for a few days and get bloods done. Now waiting for the results.
Over the weekend I have had the worst fatigue in months, joint pain everywhere, nausea and terrible tinnitus. My stomach hurts like serositis and my glands are so big in my groin I look like I'm growing a pair of plums 😱!
I'm not entirely sure I should be going to work let alone driving but feel so guilty at having to phone in sick. I work in a hospital and Mondays are always really busy, it will just make it worse if I don't go in but feel pretty terrible. I've also got a lot of pain over my liver/gallbladder.
Does anyone else get guilt ridden when they are off sick? I have increased my steroids a bit but can't really move much for the pain, fatigue and nausea.