Since I have been diagnosed with HS keeping a job has become somewhat difficult.. with me having constant flair ups and sometimes the difficult task of wearing clothes that are appropriate I have lost jobs? Does anyone relate
I had this previous issue at my old job. The best thing to do is get a form called FMLA this gives you a certain amount of days that you're able to be absent from work due to your condition and your job cannot fire you or lay you off with this form.
I get constant flare up and my job requires constant arm movements. Sometimes it's so swollen I can't work. I applied and was given FMLA. I took intermittent FMLA so I don't get in trouble for calling off but I can also keep working. I think not enough people are aware of hs for a lot of people to receive SSI for have but I was wondering the same thing.
I myself have almost lost my job due to hs flare ups, people jusy dont understand the pain it actually causes! Fortunately i am lucky enough to be employed in a place where they tried to understand ( also i have no shame in whipping out my armpit to show them) my employer that i have been with tokd me to go to my family doc and get a doctors note to excuse me for unexpected absences due to medical issues. Which i did and for that reason i have not lost my job. However HS and missing time from work due to flare ups has. Causes me to miss out on opportunities for advancement in the company :(
I can so relate omw I was constantly out of work and was such an issue that I'm so grateful I found a job that requires me to work from home so less stress as well