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Banana0pancakes Mon 18-May-20 09:06:52

My maternity leave is due to finish in 2 weeks. I've heard nothing from work yet. I work in a call centre for a communications company so my role is classified as key worker.

I just don't know what to do.

I was diagnosed with post natal depression back in October, ds born in june, when I went to the doctor because I couldn't sleep and kept forgetting things to the point I was scaring myself. Was surprised with the diagnosis as I had no trouble getting on with my day etc. Didn't think it was right until after Christmas when I did start to feel emotional. I don't feel as emotional these days but still can't fall asleep and my memory is still terrible.

Offered anti depressants, got the prescription but haven't taken them. Decided to start exercising instead. Lost 40lbs since then, however my bmi is now 39 so I still have a long way to go.

Dd is 2, under paediatric review for asd. She is 26 months and totally non verbal. All her appointments have been cancelled which is shit because I know how early intervention is critical.

Childcare is a nightmare because the local nurseries are shut and will only be taking back a portion of their existing kids.

I had 2 tough pregnancies with spd so alot of time off work but I feel like they will think I'm taking the piss.

So I've got no childcare, a high bmi which is terrifying me over covid, still can't sleep, all the worries over dd. Would I be unreasonable to ask for a fit note? I know our company has said they won't look at furloughing staff til July so that's not an option. I can't afford to quit. Gah. I just feel sick thinking about it.

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itsasmallworldafterall Mon 18-May-20 09:12:52

That sounds like a lot to deal with, I feel stressed just reading it. I would definitely talk to your GP asap

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