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when to call it a day and ask to be signed off? WWYD?

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drinkyourmilk Mon 16-Jan-17 16:28:11

I'm 29+2 today and have suffered with nausea and vomiting throughout my pregnancy.
Some days are better than others, but obviously I can't predict how it'll roll that morning.
I'm on cyclizine and also have metoclopramide to take when needed.
Today I've just had enough. I've been giving myself nosebleeds occasionally with the force of throwing up, and I've just burst a blood vessel in my eye this afternoon. Work have been amazing, and just been guided by me on what I can do- but I feel like I have nothing left today. I'm also not sleeping well- so constantly exhausted. If every day was like today then I wouldn't have any qualms about asked to be signed off. But tomorrow I could feel fine- just nauseous. It's not really a job that I can 'play by ear'. I work with vulnerable people, and can't keep cancelling appointments. I've got myself all worked up trying to decide what to do for the best. WWYD?

PatsFan Mon 16-Jan-17 16:41:36

I would probably call it a day if I were you. You have been very brave carrying on this long so please don't feel bad about it. Just out of interest when were you due to start your maternity?

Gooseygoosey12345 Mon 16-Jan-17 16:42:25

Honestly, ask to be signed off. Even for a few weeks. It's not abnormal level of sickness as you shouldn't put yourself through the stress. Hope things get better for you soon

Nottalotta Mon 16-Jan-17 19:30:44

I'd ask to be signed off. They will probably sign you off for a week or two then review. I was signed off for 4 weeks in my first pregnancy, was working full time, and had an incredibly traumatic experience at around 6.5 months. I work in a stressful job and I just couldn't manage (I tried for a couple of weeks)

My manager is an arse but my Gp was great, signed me off weeks 32-36, and offered to continue but I returned to work as being signed off after 36 triggers maternity leave.

You may well be fine to return after a break.

drinkyourmilk Mon 16-Jan-17 19:48:11

Thanks all.
I spoke to GP who has signed me off for 2 weeks, and I've a different medication to try.
I'm hoping to return to work, I just need some rest and effective anti emetics

Lules Mon 16-Jan-17 19:52:21

You've definitely done the right thing. Even for your employer it's normally so much easier knowing that someone is going to be away for x number of weeks and being able to work out a proper plan rather than scrabbling around for cover each day you're off.

Pregnantmumma123 Mon 16-Jan-17 19:54:30

Glad you have been signed off and I hope things improve for you, it's awful for the sickness to continue so long you are amazing to get that far and still be working! Hats off to you xx

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