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Fibromyalgia And Work

Fibromyalgia And Work

I wonder if anyone can possibly help me with some advice or just sharing what you guys have done. I am currently on sickleave. Since i graduated recently I Did not have a proper job before i went on sickleave so i do not have a job to return to as such. I have two degrees

and they Will obviously help when i Spapply for a job. My question is, how do you guys deal with fibro and work? People keep telling me there is no way i can work 100%. I can stay on sickleave if i want but My economy… read more

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Hi all! Thanks for your advice! I got the job! I'm working fulltime and are off all painmeds and medication. It's really really though sometimes but i keep at it. Unfortunately it's Been more Than stressful since the person i was supposed to work closely with turned out to be a really mean and manipulative person. Knowing myself better through this disease made me stand up for myself and fight for My rights. It's without a doubt still messy and very stressful but i'm so proud of myself! Life outsider of work is still tricky to manage but i've gotten into exercise again and that helps too. We are fighters!!

edited, originally posted almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Getting a job will help you emotionally, I really suggest that it is part time though. having FM and working full time isn't the best "mix" it is a very scary step for you but it will reward you in different ways. I so wish you luck

posted over 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Hi how are you? I am interested to know what you decided about work? X

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I work as a hotel housekeeper making 10-40 beds a day cleaning 5-20 rooms some weeks working 8 straight days. To be honest it is not unusual for a coworker to find me crying in a room. I take mobic and just keep going. Its hard it hurts but my kids need me to work. I hope you can find meaningful work that doesnt hurt you :)

posted over 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I worked for ten years with fibro but it was very very hard. I am now on disability. There are occupational therapists that can come to your work place and help you find ways to be more comfortable and deal with your pain while on the job. One thing that adds to our pain tho is stress so I highly recommend a lower stress type job. Hope this helps you some.

posted over 5 years ago
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