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urgent health advice

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by Nette1, Dec 9, 2015.

  1. Nette1

    Nette1 New commenter

    I'm currently going through what I think is early menopause and I've been refered to a professor as quite complex. I'm suffering with so many side effects on and off during my cycle that I am really struggling. It's causing me massive anxiety which means I can't cope with problem classes (in my school they are all difficult ), causing me to get so hot im being physically sick. I'm terrified of going into school tomorrow as I'm at a bad time of the month. My head of department is off which doesn't help. I was thinking of a sick note but I'm looking for a new job.

    Please help and please only be supportive.
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    I'm really sorry that you are feeling so unwell. And if you are too unwell to work, then you self-certificate and don't go in.

    You can self-certificate for 5 days - would that get you through the difficult part of the cycle? Then after that you need to talk to your GP (hope s/he is sympathetic) about how to manage in the coming months.

    Hope you feel better soon.

    Best wishes

  3. Nette1

    Nette1 New commenter

    Thanks for the reply. I'm just so desperate to find another job and so worried that this will look bad on my sickness record. Do I tell the truth? Everything I read says most lie about menopause. Worried they won't take me seriously. When in truth the symptoms I'm having are ruining my life.
  4. rosievoice

    rosievoice Star commenter

    If your GP's efforts do not help, ask to be referred to a specialist. You are at the mercy of your endocrine system at the best of times, so when it is playing up and giving you grief your need for medical assistance is even more acute.

    Theo's right. If you're too unwell to work, you are too unwell to go into work.
  5. Nette1

    Nette1 New commenter

    I'm currently waiting. I've seen one consultant and now waiting to see the professor. Thanks for advice.
  6. emerald52

    emerald52 Star commenter

    HRT. Demand it. I was in it for 11 years, low dose Premique. Wonderful. Took 48 hours to feel human again.

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