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Just thought I would drop in and update you all on me.

The last month has been pretty up and down, I have started my anti depressants and they were really helping, I have been feeling really positive and a lot like the old me. Coming off the plaquenil didn't seem to affect me either and if anything I felt better than when I was on it!!

Then work happened. We found out a month ago that our company is being outsourced and that we've got to move over to this company where in a few months time it's highly likely that we'll be made redundant. Now despite this I have still been feeling quite positive. Until yesterday. I didn't want to get out of bed all day and I just felt awful, so stiff and lethargic. I have now gone from feeling really positive about the change to wanting to burst into tears all the time. The work move is happening next week and I really don't think I can face it. :worried:
 

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Sounds like you might be starting a flare with that stiffness... and I think it's very reasonable/normal to be worried and upset about the job change and potential job loss. Times are definitely tough right now - I hope you won't be made redundant. Good luck with everything and take care... let us know how it goes.
 

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Hi Becks,

It is normal for you to feel more apprehensive as the time for the change comes closer. I am sure you are not the only one feeling that way. During this stressful time set aside more time for rest so maybe you can head off a flare. I hope you don't get laid off.

Take care,
Lazylegs
 

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Hi Becks

Firstly I have to say that know exactly what you are going through. My health has been awful in the last year and I was made redundant in November. I knew about in February last year and was positive throughout - then I hit a brick wall in October which I probably should have seen coming.

I'm also on antidepressants as I was crying all the time. Any kind of change can knock you for six. For me it was also not seeing fantastic colleagues and friends everyday.

I don't know how long you've been on the meds but maybe they need reviewed. My GP told me it may take some time to find the right ones and I had to up my dose after 6 weeks.

Be kind to yourself Becks xxx
 

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Hello Becks, This is a lot to cope with. The not being able to get out of bed could well be a flare. Sometimes it happens to me that way.
Keep in touch.
x Lola
 

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Thank you, yesterday was a terrible day, I have so much work to do here before we move on Monday and it all got on top on me! :sad:

Now my brother is having health and employment issues - he had an accident last week at work and has dislocated his shoulder, has been signed off work for a week and his boss has sacked him!

I know that the most important thing to do is to look after myself so I'm trying to do that, and my darling bf is doing his best to look after me!

I do feel slightly better today, I had a telephone interview for another job last friday and I heard today that they want to see me face to face so that has cheered me up.

I shall certainly let you know how I go. Thanks again. xx
 

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Hi Becks,

Good luck with your job interview. Who knows this may be a blessing in disguise.

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Way to go with the interview. Fingers crossed for a good outcome. Can the employer fire your brother if he had an on the job injury? Here in the US that would not be allowed. Every state has their own Labor & Industry investigation board.
Good luck to all of you!
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Hi Becks,

Sorry I had to leave you in chat room before we even got a chance to chat!

Perhaps you need your anti depressant meds readjusted! I think that can be quite normal practice!

Perhaps its time to re-assess your treatment...can't remember if you had a diagnoses of Lupus and what the reason was for you stopping Plaquenil!

When is your next appointment with specialist?
 
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