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Is there an occupational health referral route? I was diagnosed with dyslexia in my late 30’s following a work place referral.

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Thanks for the thought :slight_smile: Unfortunately not - because fortunately I’ve spent the past twenty years or so developing strategies and workplace preferences that mean my current employers aren’t impacted by my inability to concentrate except in random sprees where I suddenly do a week’s work in two hours.

This is because I specialise in working for tech startups, so we don’t have much in the way of support functions, and although we do have private healthcare ADHD diagnosis is specifically excluded.

I could afford to just pay for it all myself, but I don’t really know how that would work in the long term, especially since I live in Wales, work in England, and healthcare is devolved…

It’s all a bit of a mess, really.

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I had an 11 hour day yesterday with 5 evaluations to write and 4 additional people to see. Today, my codes to charge for my eval were missing and I can’t find them. The help desk still hasn’t called me back and I’m going to be a bit annoying tomorrow about it.

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It is currently 4am. There is a major burning rubber smell coming in from outdoors (we stood out on the porch, it’s definitely from outside) that is bad enough in my room to wake me up. I do not know what to do.

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I hate flies. They keep trying to land on me.

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Hope everything is okay… did the source of the smell reveal itself?

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Nope but it faded, so I think that’s a sign we don’t have an electrical fire? And no burnt popcorn smell either (that’s what electrical fires actually smell like, weirdly enough)

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Unfortunately now our internet has decided to act up (Spectrum is reporting outages, so it’s not just us)

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It’s a Friday night. Which idiot decided three people would be enough to handle a Friday night? And our dishwasher’s leaking, so we have to empty the time underneath it every ten minutes or we’ll have a major slip hazard. And I know both my coworkers are smokers, but I do not appreciate people just leaving the kitchen and leaving me on my own with no warning even if it is only five minutes.

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Lead coworker: list of things I need to do next

Me: so when’s going to be best for my break?

Lead coworker: I’m not going to lie you… Uh, If you want a break, go now.

If? If I want a break? Of course I want a flipping break! I hope my coworkers went for their breaks too, but knowing them I wouldn’t count on it.

Also the tin under the dishwasher isn’t working, so avoiding the giant puddle is fun.

At least there’s a good five-six people covering each part of tomorrow. I’m fighting off the urge to just leave as it is, I don’t I could cope if tomorrow is like today.

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I had immediately contacted that rep who gave me my keys. He offered to send the cleaning people the next day. I refused, which in hindsight seems to have been a bad decision…or a good one, since the cleaning people supposedly were here between the old tenants moving out and me moving in.

I suck at making decisions. :expressionless:

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I am currently dealing with a very bad menstrual problem.

Since yesterday, I have been shedding approximately one tablespoon of blood per hour. For reference, the amount of blood typically shed is 2.5 tablespoons per cycle. My cup holds two tablespoons, so I can only go about two hours before emptying it or else I overflow. This makes sleeping very difficult. Can’t tell whether me being sluggish is due to the lack of sleep or the anemia, though I’m taking iron pills anyway just to be safe. And before this happened, I was bleeding for approximately six months (though at a rate closer to the normal rate). I hope this brings that to an end, but this has happened before and that isn’t always the case. I think my uterus is trying to kill me.

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Have you looked into clotting disorders? Something similar is how I found out about my clotting disorder. Also, go be obnoxious to the doctors because what is going on is not normal. Seriously, be whatever you need to get the answers you need.

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You need to go to the doctor. Take it from someone who had TTP years ago. It’s nothing to mess around with. Are you bruising?

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No bruising. And I don’t have insurance since I’m disabled, but the government refuses to acknowledge it.

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I’m guessing you’re in the US.

Unfortunately.

Do you have any clinics near you? They may be Able to help.

The free clinics around here are pretty much useless for anything that’s not immediate. Getting a diagnosis would be impossible from them.

I have gone to an actual doctor about this before and they did blood tests. They didn’t find anything. (It was also a few years ago, in a different state, and I don’t have access to the test results, so a new doctor both couldn’t and wouldn’t use the results.) I did get a prescription for birth control, but that did not help at all and the only effect was making everything more painful.

So I would have to go to an actual doctor in person (at the very least for blood tests), probably multiple times to figure out what the problem is. Probably would have to go to a specialist as well - I asked a friend’s mom (a nurse) about it and that’s what she recommended.

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I hate the fact for awhile i’m stuck with Dad food for supper. I need Mom food sometime after Tuesday (when Mom and I are in Toronto). And I don’t know how I’m going to survive two more days of only being with Dad. And it’s even harder dealing with Dad when we’re also taking care of my sister’s two dogs which creates more responsibility for me.

And I have hard enough time to think of supper for one night let alone more then one night.