Topic of the discussion
Posted on 9/7/20 4:49 PM
How are you today?
As you all know, some of the symptoms of fibromyalgia (the pain, stiffness, fatigue, etc.) can be especially hard to handle during a long workday.
Has fibromyalgia had an impact on your professional life? If so, in what way? How do you manage? Have you stopped working because of it?
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Don't hesitate to share your thoughts and stories with one another in the comments below!
Beginning of the discussion - 9/11/20Fibromyalgia and work: Do you still work? How do you manage? https://www.carenity.us/forum/fibromyalgia/living-with-fibromyalgia/fibromyalgia-and-work-do-you-still-work-how-do-you-manage-2461
Posted on 9/11/20 5:04 PM
@Courtney_J This all started for me in the middle of my Master's. I had to take a semester off and then set up special "disability status" so that I could handle the work load and turn in assignments later without penalty. It's been hard. I try to set myself a schedule and give myself time to recoup between activities.
Posted on 1/14/21 6:59 PM
I worked for as long as I could with my fibro, but unfortunately I eventually had to transition to part time and then eventually early medical retirement. It was a hard transition, because I felt like I lost my purpose in life. If you can, I encourage you all to try to work for as long as you can!
Posted on 2/11/21 8:36 PM
The last 2 years I worked the pain was overwhelming. The fatigue would but around 2 I would drag through the rest of the day. I banked hours for vacation etc. The last year I worked.I missed 450 hours using almost all my leave. Like toomuchpain I feel lost not sure where I got anymore.