Admitted to hospital with recurring stomach pains, would it warrant staying off work?


I am a 37 year old female who is overweight I have IBS and suffer from depression. I have just returned home from being admitted to hospital with recurring stomach pains, while in hospital I was given Morphine, Codeine and Paracetamol and diagnosed with a Peptic Ulcer. I have been sent home with Codeine and Paracetamol for the pain and Omperazole to reduce avid and help my stomach heal. This is the second episode of intense pain in a week, I was sent to the out of hours doctor 7 days ago with the same symptoms and given Omperazole to take, the pain stayed for a few days then started to ease up, however it flared up again a week later with intense pain and that’s when I was admitted to hospital. My stomach is still very sore and tender, so my question is would it warrant staying off work because I have a stomach ulcer? I work in a Special School with children with behavioural problems and it is very stressful and often quite physical.

NB I have previously had H. Pylori and had the irradiation treatment for that, when I was re-tested I tested negative.

Other medication I take regularly
Citalopram 30ml a day for depression (this has recently ((3weeks)) been increased from 20mg)
Gaviscon double action tablets as required
Transnemic Acid for heavy bleeding during menstruation.

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