Sorry Pauline, I don’t know much about Pregablin so I couldn’t say whether vomiting could be a result of it. I’d imagine it will have it listed as a side effect, I’m sure very few haven’t, I remember as a student studying all common drugs we used to list that in every exam as a side effect and it wasn’t often wrong.
Yes, it is frustrating at work when you’re treated differently once you get ill. I remember clearly the attitude I got in the last couple of years of employment when I was often off sick, physically couldn’t manage to do the work, had dizzy spells and was clumsy. What I didn’t know at the time was that I’d injured my spinal cord in my neck (which the surgeon said should have had me in a wheelchair and unable even to dress or feed myself) and I had ms. The fact that they were so nice to me after dx didn’t help at all. They treated me like a hypochondriac, constantly criticising and tutting, it was awful. But I was still gutted when I had to retire, I’ve been a nurse for over 20 years and it was all I knew how to do.
So I can only imagine how things are for you. All I can say is that retirement isn’t bad once you get over the shock. My work ethic was always very important and I was certainly as bothered by the inability to do my job with the high standard I set myself as I was by the attitude of many of my colleagues. It is very difficult but Pauline you have to look after yourself. If work is affecting you physically and emotionally you should consider retiring. Talk it over with your family, gp, Neuro or ms nurse, my gp and employer both sat me down and explained why I should stop working and looking back, they were right. It’s not as if you’re being lazy or just giving in, you have a chronic condition that’s very debilitating.
It is your decision and only you know whether you’re coping with your schedule and workload. All I’m trying to do is reassure you that if you’re not coping, there are alternatives. Yes, it means battling the benefit system and for you, possibly moving home. If you have a union contact them for advice, mine were fantastic during my transition. And as you know, you have loads of support here. If I can help at all, let me know. Sorry, I’ve written an essay but your post made me think back to my last year’s and months in employment.