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I was diagnosed with fibro in may 2014 & since jan of last year i have been sick off work on many occasions and i get a viral and it makes me lose my voice 1 min it can be laryngitis and the next it can be tonsilitis. It started every couple of months and now since aug 2015 its every month its happening. I got called into an attendance review meeting at work and they are aware of my fibro and have been great so far with reducing my hours and accomodating me as best as they can. But in the meeting they stated if i had any time off from nov (the meeting) to March 31st 2016 4 months if i did then they would need to take the next step. I have been back to my gp and explained and she has referred me to ENT for a camera up my nose and in my throat but she feels its fibro related. However my problem is my appt at ent isnt untill 23 feb 16 and on 30th Dec i was due in work for 1 shift and yep you guessed it i had no voice my dr gave me a fit note as it was laryngitis but because i work taking calls there was nothing work could let me do so said i would need to take the day as sick. So i am now awaiting another attendance meeting and im expecting a verbal. And now yes you guessed it not even 2 weeks after being off sick i have it again a mad cold and lost my voice and i cant be off work. I love my job and dont want to lose it. I was thinking shall i get a sicknote untill after my appt at the hospital because 1 long sickness is better than 5/6 seperate occasions? Or is there no way i can say its mitigating circumstances untill its been investigated because at this rate im not gonna have a job. Please help me thanks

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    Hi sandra1506 I would take a sick note until after your appointment. alot of people on the forum have had to give work because of fibro those that do work struggle, people have also been sacked because of fibro. remember none of this is your fault you cant help being sick. none of asked for fibro none of us want the damn condition. employers are only bothered about you being in work they dont care that your sick. take care 
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      Hi Kaz40 thank you for your advice i think im going to have to get the sick note. I have tried my best and even called the hospital everyday to check if they have had any cancellations and they have not! If this is fibro related i am not sure what i am supposed to do going forward because how am i ment to hold a job down without a voice. 
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      Hi sandra since having fibro I get lots of sore throats and also loose my voice. I believe it is fibro related.Ive only had problems with sore throat and voice loss since having fibro. I dont know you can do your job with out your voice. employers dont care they just want you and working thats all their interested and bothered about take care gentle hugs x
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    Hi Sandra I'm in a similar situation as you I had shingles 4 times last year each time needing 2 weeks off as the virus totally knocks me off my feet, in November I developed a bad cold again knocked me off my feet felt wel fir 3 days and then I went down with it again I am currently signed off because arm pain and weakness and Friday this week I'm having a new big toe joint so obviously that will be another 12 weeks my biggest worry and stress is about work they don't understand and they are not very supportive . This week I saw a OT at the pain clinic she was brilliant at last someone with some answers and she has given me a app in February to see a employment specialist who can tell me my rights and how to deal with work and also if I'm entitled to some benefits which I have to say I have never claim any benefits but I'm not sure I can carry on working with children with severe learning difficulties so need know what's what and make the right choices
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