Side effects and being off work

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How long did everyones side effects last for and how long did u you have off work before the tablets kicked in? I have been off all week this week and also last Friday, so does that now mean I need to get a doctors note?

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  • Posted

    I believe you can self certificate for first seven days, then you have to get doctors note.

    everyone is different as to how side effects will be, some people take weeks, some don't get any.

    mine has been up and down over the past 6 weeks, but I am menopausal as well so I can't really tell what's what.

    good luck and I hope you find relief soon. 😊

    • Posted

      Today is my 8th day of being off work so does that now mean I need to get a doctors note?

      I hope the side effects ease off soon, as hate taking time off.

    • Posted

      Yes I think so, but I would check with your gp as I am not 100% sure, 

      what side effects have you got.

    • Posted

      Okay, I will have to phone up today then, was hoping I wouldn't need one.

      I feel sick, shaky and dizzy, sometimes more anxious and feel like I can't concentrate.

    • Posted

      Hi I like you have had to take so much time off work since starting these tabs they made me feel awful I had exact same symptoms as you and just no way I could face work, first seven days you can self sign off but if your too worried to go back to work remember you and your health comes first. Go to your doctor they can sign you off for however many weeks you feel appropriate. I took two weeks off as holiday and then I had two weeks signed off by my doctor I'm due to go in tms feel a bit nervous and daunting but the tablets are starting to work ! Slowly but surely! Hope you get it sorted ! Bit of advice from experience talk to your work and let them know exactly Whete your at as they have a duty of care!

      Good luck cx

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      Thanks for replying Gem. It's aload off my mind that there is someone out there in the same position as me. I have kept work informed everyday as to how I am, and today I've asked if I can go back part time for a bit until I get back into the swing of things and the tablets start to kick in. What mg are u on? Hope your first day back goes well, message me your progress smile x
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      Hi I'm on 50mg the doc tried to up me to 100mg but I chose to stay at 50 as I got really bad side effects, I'm going back to work in reduced hours Aswell just until I feel better and back into the swing of things like you say x
    • Posted

      Yeah I know what u mean if I was to up mine I would be scared too as well, the side effects are horrible. Hope your first day back went well. X
  • Posted

    Morning Holly, you can self certificate for 7 days, this includes weekends, my doctor happy to let her if I needed more time to feel better and get used to the tablets, how are you feel today?Anne x
    • Posted

      I don't work weekends. I am going to see how I am monday and speak to my doctor then.

      Not feeling great feel sick and got fuzzy head, how are after upping your tablets?

  • Posted

    I'm feeling good thank you Holly, think I'm one of the lucky ones so far, hoping it continues 😊

    7 days self certification counts weekends even if you don't which is daft, hope you're able to go back to work next week, I'm back Tuesday as do 3 days: Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday.

    Have a good weekend x

    • Posted

      Glad you are feeling good. Hope i start feeling better soon.

      well as today is my 8th day including the weekend, i was worried id need s sick note. 

      Have a good weekend too x

    • Posted

      Not 100% but a little better, dude effects are wearing off but don't feel ready to go back to work yet. I've messaged my work to ask for part time hours for a while but not heard back yet, would call them but prefer email as don't wanna end up crying down the phone sad how's things your end? Xx
    • Posted

      Morning Holly, I'm going into week 3 and feel good, my fuzzy heads have gone and I feel far less anxious.

      I'm sorry to hear you're no not feeling well enough for work, asking for for part time hours seems a sensible thing to do, do you have anyone that can make the phone call for you? Always here to chat, are we able to do personal messages on here do you know? Take care Anne xx

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      Glad to hear u are getting better and managing work. How long did u take off?

      I'm only on day 12 of taking the tablets but hoping to start seeing some change soon. The good thing is the side effects are wearing off so hopefully be able to get back into work soon.

      Not sure if we can private message, will have a look, sure someone will know how or if we can! X

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