Numb arms and pins and needles.

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was diagnosed 6 months ago with C2 C3 C 4 spondylosis and some radiculopathy .constant headache ,dizziness ,losing balance ,dropping things ,lack of concentration ,chest pains ,can't sleep ,etc.i was just wondering wether any one is on the sick from work with it ,as I feel I can't go any more .I am on 30 mil codeine ,and zopiclone 30 mil sleeping tablet .i work in a factory with a lot of lifting and wood working machines,I feel I'm not safe with the medication and the symptoms to be there .as well as the pain.Or am I being a big softie .i don't look ill ,but feel it .im 46 

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    Hi  MyGP told me not to do any lifting. Infact he said hoovering up is one of worst things I could do !  The only problem with signing onto sick pay is ESA will be paid for short while but only at same rate as JSA then you have to undergo assessments to see if your capable of working this I may add is usually failed by most , then unless you feel you can go back to work you start the appeal journey. !
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    Maybe you should speak to your employer first,  as they have a responsibility to adjust your work according to your problems.  Failing that ,  ask your GP about sick leave to get you through the bad phases you're experiencing.  Spondylosis has a tendency to vary its symptoms with time,  so it's usually a 'wait and see' if it improves or not. 
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      Cheers Gerry.when I first told my boss about my sickness and medication ,his response was "If you're that Ill you shouldn't be in work" .on Tuesday took my self cert in and the lady from Hr had to fill it in for me because I couldn't hold the pen. I then went to see my supervisor to explain that I was struggling with the work ,and my two hands went numb. My boss told me it was bad circulation .he isn't a doctor .how I kept my cool I don't know ! That is what I am up against .
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      Might be worth keeping a record of those encounters,  in case push comes to shove eventually.  There is a code that employers must adhere to,  and a record would be useful if a tribunal was imminent.
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    Hi i understand how you feel i have stared to drop items and lack of concentration my main pain was in neck and shoulders but i have over the last couple of days had pain in my lower back any body else had this, and as regards to work dont know how long i can carry on what muscle relaxants do people take 
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      What did my head in was going back and for the doctors ,only to be told ,bad circulation ,frozen shoulder ,Rsi, carpal ts, tendonitis ,squeeze my hand ,push against me ,can you ,do this ,can you do that ,take your blood pressure ,for thelast 3 years ,and only a Mri showed it up last year ,aft

      er feeling so sh*t for years 

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