I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in April and after an initial blip and a change in Doctor I am about to start the 4th raise in my lactose free Levo.
The reason I am posting is I am wondering if anyone has any resources to help me. I need some back up to go to work tomorrow to ask for reduced hours. I am returning after my second bout of sinusitis in 3 weeks, still sore but getting there.
I started a new job 4 months ago and changed my working week from 37.5 hours to 40 hours, I knew it was a gamble as I was struggling each day already, by 3 o'clock I would have a violent headache and feel sick with exhaustion. Now I am exhausted, in bed before 9 most nights, my partner is worried as I was slowly getting better on my meds for thyroid but something is still off, we think it is stress from work.
I am pretty sure the 40 hour weeks have contributed to the lack of healing from sinusitis. In reality my 40 hour weeks which I do in shifts are more a 50 hours followed by a 30 hour week.
Has anyone else asked for reduced hours at work due to hypothyroidism? What was your companies reaction? Any ideas my best approach with work?