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AFabUnicorn

469d

How do you deal with working through chronic fatigue. During this current time of economic hardship I need to work but my managers and staff really don't understand my needs. Any advice or documents you could recommend?

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    • Lunarr

      298d

      The website askjan.org is mostly in relation to the ADA (US disability law) but I think you could find helpful info on it despite that. It gives very good suggestions on how to formally request accommodations (their individuals section) as well as lists potential accommodations you might need for a specific condition/illness (their A to Z section) plus explanations of why they might be needed, etc. among other things. I don't know anything about the system in the UK but I still hope this is helpful!

    • Lunarr

      298d

      The website askjan.org is mostly in relation to the ADA (US disability law) but I think you could find helpful info on it despite that. It gives very good suggestions on how to formally request accommodations (their individuals section) as well as lists potential accommodations you might need for a specific condition/illness (their A to Z section) plus explanations of why they might be needed, etc. among other things. I don't know anything about the system in the UK but I still hope this is helpful!

    • TheMoonGoddess420

      465d

      Honestly medical marijuana Sativa or Hybrid strains to be exact.

      • BluesMom

        465d

        @TheMoonGoddess420 Yes! This!! I miss living in Colorado! Lol

    • BluesMom

      465d

      I've been prescribed Provigil/Modafinil. It really helps me. I can't believe I survived this long without it. They say eventually your body will get tolerant to it so it's not going to work forever, but I've used it for about 2 years. I started at 25% max dosage and now I'm at 75% max dosage. But I'm also overweight trying to lose weight. Idk if it will work better if I lose some weight.

    • BoneDustWoman

      466d

      Could you get a note from your doctor explaining your need to rest periodically or be able to sit more while you work? I know I feel less exhausted and in pain on days when I get to rest more, and managers at least will have to accommodate medical advice

    • probablysleeping

      468d

      Commenting to follow your post, because I'm experiencing the same. I think it so depends on the line manager, I work for a great organisation that have always helped me feel supported previously, but my current manager is really crap to me. Makes me feel like I'm being reprimanded for needing to take sick leave or anything I do slightly sub-par at work, I'm really really trying though, I wish she got that...

    • AFabUnicorn

      469d

      Thank you. My contract withy current company ends in June; any tips for searching for a understanding company? I work from home UK based, which really helps, but looking for a unicorn in terms of jobs going forwards

      • SleepyLizard

        467d

        @AFabUnicorn honestly I don't know for sure but sometimes in the interview process I tell them my access needs and I can sort of tell how inclusive and accessible they're going to be by how they respond to my questions about reasonable adjustments.

    • SleepyLizard

      469d

      From a UK perspective, maybe the Action for ME or ME Association websites have useful guidance on there about how to approach employers about chronic fatigue. It's a struggle loads of people go through, and hopefully I've pointed you towards some actionable advice. Working with CF sucks!

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One suggestion is to discuss your situation with your employer and explore the possibility of reasonable accommodations, such as scaling back hours or adjusting your workload. You can also consider talking to HR about your needs and look into how to ask for accommodations. It's important to focus on how these adjustments will benefit the company rather than just yourself. Additionally, you can search online for accommodations that others in similar jobs have used to manage their chronic fatigue while working.

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