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Had to leave work today due to ms, feeling guilty

post #1 of 6
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I just need to share  :-(  feeling miserable and I had to give in to my ms today.  I keep telling myself "only 3 more weeks".  I hope this is true :-)  

 

Felt mostly alright this morning, but then spent the day up until lunchtime sitting at my desk feeling really sick.  Went to the bathroom, gagged till my eyes watered and then decided enough was enough.

 

I feel like such a weak thing for giving in and going home but all I was going to do for the rest of the day was sit there and feel crook and hope I made it to the bathroom on time at work :-(

 

I've been alright till now, with constant nausea that hasn't been too bad, but then today I just got slammed.  I'm 9 weeks on Friday.

 

Thanks ladies....Liz

post #2 of 6

Don't feel bad. I did the same thing on Tuesday, then stayed home all day Wednesday, too. I kept feeling so guilty and weak, just like you're describing. But then last night my nausea lifted for a while and I realized just how TERRIBLE I'd been feeling. I felt SO GOOD last night, it made me really realize just how badly I'd been suffering before. So I don't feel at all guilty any more. My ms was just awful, so I needed some down time; nothing to be ashamed of.

 

Unfortunately, it's back this morning, although not as bad as it was. But at least I no longer feel guilty about it!

 

(((hugs))) hope you feel better soon...

post #3 of 6

I know, it's soooo hard to get any work done.  I am constantly really nauseous and dizzy, often with a headache, and I'm finding it almost impossible to concentrate on testing software!  :(  I am almost 11 weeks...really hoping that it lets up soon.

post #4 of 6
I felt bad for having to take time off during my first trimester, too. I worked for a small business, and my absence put a lot of extra work on my coworkers. I was afraid to take the two weeks off that the midwife wanted me to, and instead did half days. Rest really can help when you're vomiting and exhausted, though. Try to think of it as time to recharge so that you can go back and be closer to 100%.
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Thanks everyone.  Makes me feel better that I'm not the only one.  It's hard because when I am sick at work, all I do is stare at the screen.

 

I'm feeling a little better today.  It seems that my pattern is a really bad day and then a couple of good ones following, then back to bad again.

 

I'm trying to think of the future too in that feeling really crummy and exhausted probably means that I need to rest rather than soldiering on.  I'm finding it hard to tell the difference between ms and the flu coming on.  Is there a way to tell?

 

 

post #6 of 6
You should have other symptoms if it is the flu or stomach flu, but it is difficult at first. I think I'm coming down with the stomach flu that DD and my mom brought home. With both the flu and stomach flu, you should get a fever, might vomit, have aches and pains, chills, etc. I think a temperature spike might be the easiest thing to catch if you're sick from ms.
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