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Last April I was forced to take sick leave after trying to soldier on with severe neck and arm pain. At first I was diagnosed with mechanical neck pain, then arthritis, then it was cervical spondylosis then a works medical said it was chronic pain syndrome.
I was off work till the November and was forced to go back to work for financial reasons. A works medical suggested a move nearer home and a full work station assessment as well as saying my sick leave would be increased. Work moved me a further 20 minutes drive from my home - I already drive 35 minutes one way - and my work station assemment consisted of moving my PC back three inches! As for my sick leave despite a doctors letter I was given a written warning and, now that this has expired I've been told if I'm off over 8 days in one year I could be dismissed.
I've gone into work when I realy shouldn't. The pain is now so bad that most mornings it takes me at least an hour to get my arm and neck moving and I am now developing sever back pain on a morning. Physio helped a bit with the movement but not the pain. I am taking 4-6 Ibrofen every day and on really bad days 2-4 paracetemols. I know the doctor will put me on the sick and I can't do this as I need my job for income.
At the moment my whole social life has stopped because after driving to work and back I am in agony and have to rest on a night.
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