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Offline Dizzy and sick

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What can people with Meniere's Disease do for work.
« on: Aug 02 2013, 06:28 PM »
Hi
I have just joined the MD UK today, I have been suffering with MD for over 1 year, I feel like I am unemployable when going for a job.

i was fired from a good job because of time off to cope with the MD

My GP has no idea, and the hospital are making light of it with the symptoms that I am getting....my symptoms do not go away like they should and I wake up in the morning feeling like I have been on the booze all night.

Really desperate to find work with this condition.....any suggestions.
Angela

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Re: What can people with Meniere's Disease do for work.
« Reply #1 on: Aug 02 2013, 07:53 PM »
So sorry MD has hit you so hard. Unless you were offered support, your former employer acted illegally by firing you because of ill health.
Don't panic - lots of people do work with MD! What's possible depends on your skills/your mobility (some people can't drive)/ a realistic assessment of how many hours you're fit to work. Better to aim for relatively low stress work as many people find it makes things worse. If you compile a new CV, taking into account limitations imposed by MD, you can then get informed advice.     

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Re: What can people with Meniere's Disease do for work.
« Reply #2 on: Aug 03 2013, 12:46 PM »
If you have only had MD for a year then your employer was very quick to release you and if you ad been with them for more than 2 years you should consider legal advice.

I had to give up work because of MD but I was very lucky to be able to retire early and don't need to work.

I would suggest you look at your skills and see if you could become self employed that would give you the flexibility to work when you feel well enough or consider a job with a flexible hours contract

Remember that you will not always feel unwell and you will have periods when you feel well.

Good luck in your search for a job.

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Re: What can people with Meniere's Disease do for work.
« Reply #3 on: Aug 03 2013, 01:12 PM »
I would seek further advice as MD is covered by DDA apparently.
I have fortunately managed to stay employed although my job involves regular driving which isn't great when I am going through an active phase (really bad when I was pregnant!)
If it is impacting on your life so much I would seek an ENT who specialises in MD (MDUK have details I thinks) and see what support you can get to make your working life more dooable.
Be happy - Keep smiling :-D