Hi all Just thought I'd let you know what has happened to me since June. I have RA and it is being well behaved pity cant say that for the rest of me. I got diagnosed with Shingles beginning of June but as it was on my torso I could keep it covered and my trusty pain killers helped me to continue to work. A week into the Shingles I started feeling tired, hot and cold just lethargic. Doctor said I had a Viral Infection and I had to let it pass through my body. weeks later my symptoms get worse and I now have Swine Flu, by this stage I cant even go to the toilet without help as I have no energy and the weight has just dropped off me went from (9st 5 to 7st 2 ) in the space of 3 weeks. Was given Tamiflu and after 10 days all the symptons dissappeared and I was able to return to work. It took 5 weeks from the viral infection to the swine flu to fully recover. When I got back to work my manager made a big thing of saying that he was not counting my RA illness as part of the warning only the recent 5weeks. I asked him to consider the fact that due to having RA I had a low imunne system and being on Methotrexate also doesnt help. He said he has taken that into consideration but has still given me the warning. I think what annoys me most is that I had swine flu and the advice from the goverment and your doctor is not to go out not to got anywhere. It seems this only applies to people with no underlying disability.
Sorry for the moan but I just wondered if I was right to feel a bit agrieved.