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I'm trying to see if I can get a leave from work due to stress from work and possible post partum?

Lawyer's Assistant: How is your mood? Are you experiencing regular sleep disturbances (e.g. trouble falling asleep, waking up early)?

Well I feel overwhelmed most of the time. I'm having mood swings. Hard time sleeping and when I do fall asleep it's not constant. I wake up with panic attacks, sweating and hard breathing

Lawyer's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Is there anything in particular that seems to make the symptoms better or worse?

I'll say a little before my son was born in Jan. When I was taking off work early because I couldn't perform my job duties. It got worse over time.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the Psychologist should know?

Well I was diagnosed with clysmothima back in 2012 but never took any medication. I went to therapy and assumed I was fine.

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Thank you for trusting your question to JA today. I am a licensed attorney with over a decade of law practice and over 20 years of experience in the legal field. I’m happy to be of assistance.

You are able to take time off from work due to medical issues. However, there are limitations to how much time that you have under the FMLA. That law only grants 12 weeks of medically related leave per year (not per incident). I am concerned that you used all of the available leave you had when you took time off for the medical issues related to your pregnancy and then after the birth. You would have to ask your employer how much FMLA qualifying time you took off and how much you have remaining.

If you have no FMLA leave remaining, you can still argue that the time can be extend for a short period of time due to disability. Mental health issues qualify for ADA protections. You will have to work with your employer on this issue first though.

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Hello, I wanted to check in and make sure that there was not any additional information that you required after the response I previously provided to you. If you need further assistance, please use REPLY and ask me for any additional information you may need. If not, take care and have a great day.

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