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Working With Fibromyalgia

Working With Fibromyalgia

The last 2 jobs I’ve had, I lost due to attendance issues. The first one, I was FMLA, which ran out in the middle of the COVID outbreak and I was not able to get it renewed in time. This last one, I was there for 3 weeks and I had to call out due to a flare and they discharged me. I declared my fibromyalgia on my app as a disability.
Now, I’m not trying to fight anyone. I just need help!
How can I work a job when I don’t know when I will be sick!?
I have filed for disability, but that… read more

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Im sorry your in the same postion i was in 2016 . I wish i could say what yo do . I get disabity and i have a hobby that is at home and thats whats kept me going . Also family but thats alaays there . Have you any hobbies ? I keep ball pythons for my hobby and trade with my mates . If breeding goes well it coukd turn into a work from home small buisness . Here are a few ideas , candle making , wax melts , bath booms etc small easy to make and sell . You can get lots of diffent start up kits on amazon try it out and see if you like it . Then a little reaseach with google . Google everything you can think about the product . Work from home avoid covid and stay safe .

posted 10 days ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I wish I knew what to tell you.

posted 9 days ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I’m trying to get disability. I need affordable insurance. I need back surgery

posted 10 days ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

The randomness of fibromyalgia is one of the most frustrating things about this malady. You can never plan far in advance.
It can take you down without notice.
I commend you on you courage to try and keep working. It gets down to survival.
The only option that would be possible is working from home. That gives you flexiblity. With the pandemic there more at home jobs available. Think outside your normal comfort zone. What about a proof reader for a publishing company, insurance processor, or scheduler for service companies? Good luck. Keep pursuing the disability. You can still work parttime on disability.’

posted 10 days ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Im in the same situation as you at the moment. Ive been in my job 7 years. Been off since august with fibro flare. Still waiting for disability descision which has been dragging on for 2 years since i first applied. Hope you get everything sorted soon x

posted 10 days ago
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