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not feeling well but cannot afford to stay at home. anyone else?

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chocismydrug Mon 24-Nov-14 17:43:30

I have been unwell (mainly extreme fatigue and feeling low) for several months. Battery of blood tests came back negative - all ok. Still struggling massivly. Gp thinks it is stress/burn out (going through redundancy, job hunting, one of my children is severly disabled - so I have a lot on my plate and I am pretty sure it is the build up of stress too). Gp wants to sign me off but I would only get SSP which I cannot afford so I just soldier on but I am drowing. Anybody else in a similar situation? How do you cope on a daily basis with it all without getting the break you really need.

Firsttimer7259 Thu 27-Nov-14 06:57:49

HI choc I feel so much for you. I'm in similar situation - severely disabled child. Periodically I get signed off sick as due to exhaustion and stress - she has periods of extremely bad sleep. I just did that yesterday. You really do need to rest before you fall apart - maybe your work offer something nearer full pay for the first week's off sick? That's not unusual. Can you borrow money from family or friend. What about money from charity either for a purchase or just for a break. I was sobbing w frustration ttiredness and just the emotional instability I get when I don't sleep. Pm me if I can help research suggestions for you, I know how awful it is

chocismydrug Thu 27-Nov-14 17:22:56

Thanks first, it is tough, isn't.

No, work won't pay above SSP. Tried to get respite care but have been turned down twice now.
Haven't got anybody to help financially either. Just sucks at times. Saw GP again today who
told me to make more time for myself. But without respite and family to help it won't happen. The only thing that really helps is a good cry. I feel a lot better afterwards.

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