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Sick note for morning sickness - anyone had any experience?

(11 Posts)
Cosmogirl Sun 24-Aug-08 18:00:08

Just wondered if anyone has been signed off work for MS....How long were you off for? Really struggling at the moment and thinking if it gets much worse I should see the GP.



ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Sun 24-Aug-08 18:09:39

The GP will sing you off for 1-2 weeks at a time, if it's really debilitating. Don't feel bad about it!

bikerunski Sun 24-Aug-08 18:40:02

I was signed of for 8 weeks in total with hyperemsis, which is really bad MS. I was in hospital a lot of that time though. But my GP did sign me off for some time that I wasn't. You can self certify for a week. I self certified my first week, but put it down to "gastro-intestinal disorder" (we have a pick list to choose from on the self cert on line system at work)as I hadn't gone public at work. Just as well I did tell them a few days later, as I was hopsitalised later the same day.

Hulababy Sun 24-Aug-08 19:02:52

I was signed off for a week by my GP, no problem. I had only just started a new job, after 6 week';s holiday (was teacher) and was really struggling. It just had to be done. Could have had more time off - infact, should have had more time off. But went ack due to guilt of not being at work.

hannah001 Sun 24-Aug-08 19:37:04

I got signed off for 4 weeks in total - the explanation on the sick note was "complications of pregnancy". Go and do it - it's so nice not to have to sit through a day at work whilst feeling like death.

thebecster Sun 24-Aug-08 19:40:14

Wish I'd done it - I worked through, had a bag at my desk to throw up into in case I didn't make it to the loo - was sick every day, at least 10 times a day for the whole nine months. I was an IDIOT not to take time off work, and ended up utterly exhausted by the time I finally started ML. Wish I'd been sensible enough to go back to my GP...

fuzzywuzzy Sun 24-Aug-08 19:41:04

I was signed off for three months, but it was two weeks at a time to begin with, however GP extended it when I went in to renew my sick note and managed ot pass out at reception....scared the little old ladies in the waiting room!!!!

Seeline Sun 24-Aug-08 19:42:09

My GP was really understanding and signed me off for about 8 - 10 weeks. She did ti in 2 week sections - I just rang the surgery and then ahd to go and collect the note. Do it - I couldn't have coped with work.

mrsmontano Sun 24-Aug-08 19:59:17

Yup I was signed off too, can't remember how long for in total, maybe 3 months? but I think they did it 2 weeks at a time.

This was the 2nd Doctor I'd seen to try to get signed off work for it though, the first was a horrible old woman who told me that pregnancy wasn't an illness and that she had always worked up untill 40 weeks, etc etc.
This was despite me having a job that involved standing constantly and lifting, which I was totally incapable of doing due to the sickness, fainting, hip and back problems...
I thought, well at least she gets to sit down in her job!
sometimes women can be so unsympathetic toward other women.

mumamandy Sun 24-Aug-08 20:18:49

I ended up being signed off for the whole of my preganancy. After 10 years of trying I got hyperemsis and was being sick at least 5 times a day. If you are at all worried about it getting too much then I urge you to go to your docs as you and the life inside you are far far more important than letting a few pepole down at work!!!! I know money loss is tough, especially with your angel due, but really you manage !! I'm glad I was signed off and made the most of it especially as anya was premmie (ended up with damn pre eclampsia too!!) How unlucky hey!! But I wouldn't change a thing as she is so precious XXX look after yourself XXX

Cosmogirl Mon 25-Aug-08 08:44:03

Thanks so much ladies - your comments have been a real comfort to me. xxx

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