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my work is making me sick

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 25, 2008
  • 11:50 PM


I work as a customer service rep for a large health related online services. I am supposed to work day and night moderating the message board for my company but I keep falling asleep soon after sitting down in front of the keyboard. This has caused a lot of problems at work.

I drink lots of coffee hoping it will keep me awake but it doesn't. I have tried supplements and avoiding tap water, and that doesn't work. I stopped taking my anti-depressent medication; I am happier off it but I still am falling asleep.

My body temperature seems really cold at night and in the mornings.... until after about 10 am.... when I start sweating profusely. The sweating continues until late in the afternoon, when I start getting dizzy and my mouth starts to seem very dry.

My job is suffering; as the message boards go south when I fall asleep. Then my boss gets very mad, because the trolls got away with things that they shouldn't have gotten away with at all.

I am at my wits end. I need this job as my money is tight, my wife has been sick since camping up in Canada. The drs think it is Lyme disease. I think they are off base, but what do I know. My kid is not doing well also. My kid has problems in school; and cannot concentrate. She always has bad stomache aches; nothing ever helps her pain.

I don't drink. I don't smoke. I don't do drugs. I currently don't take any medications.
My dr has told me I have IBS and FMS. I did have a nasty flulike illness last winter; that made my stomach hurt a lot for quite awhile.

Can you help me save my job? I want my life back.

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