fibromyalgia and working

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Hi.  I am just wanting to get an idea of how people manage fibromyalgia and working.  I am currently signed off but obviously want to go back to work.  My doctor has advised me not to go back to my previous job as a carer. I am wondering what sort of jobs others manage and hours that they can manage. Thanks for your help

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    I do an housekeeping job for 25 hours a week approx used to do 36 but I am shattered by the end of the week.i prefer to work think I would be worse if I just sat at home thinking about it all day.i find that I do fall asleep as soon as I get home. I used to be a doctors receptionist and and think I should have stayed doing that because at least I was sat down
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      Bless you Ingrid. I done cleaning/caringfor 18 years before deciding to become a carer full time in a care home.  Big mistake,  Dont get me wrong I love the job but its far to physical and has ruined my health. I am trying to find something else but there isnt much going in my area.  I get tired but I think the early starts and having to go to bed early and not being able to sleep dont help either so I am looking for a much more 'normal' hours job. 

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    I too cleaned house for 18 years and tapered down to only 2 houses, I've been in college since 05 have a few degrees and 2 classes left to get my masters and boom I have fibromyalgia so my dreams to work in criminal justice unless I open my own business I've just created a bill I can't use so crazy me I opened a trucking business and now I'm able to work and take care of me. At 45 kids in college I can't give up. What might sound crazy to someone else doesn't matter we must do what we can to survive.

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