For those who remember me, I'm the person with IBS-D mostly and who posted a few threads in the Working and Careers section. I updated it last night for those who are interested and have the patience to read long posts.Not to repeat too much of what was written there-I'm now facing the reality where my manager indicated that in order to consider allowing me to continue to start in the afternoons instead of the desired 10-11am, and present the request to his superiors, I am required to submit a doctor's letter about my condition. This took me by surprise initially, as the manager claimed that he was understanding about my situation and said that if I was late by a certain # of minutes, I just needed to email or call my supervisor (which I did most of the time), and otherwise he would continue to be understanding about my condition and the fact I am unable to start in the mornings.Anyway, I guess the free pass for coming late has expired and now he wants the letter to make things official. My question is- how did you discuss this matter with your doctors and convince them to write your employer a letter? I'm visiting my GP next month, but I don't have a close relationship with him-I just saw him a few times, he's more my dad's doc and I started seeing him about 3 years ago-just once a year. He told me to exercise and eat better, and things would improve. He referred me to a nutritionist, and I followed some advice, but had to cut some foods from the diet since they triggered symptoms. I'm worried that about 1.5 yrs since I last saw the GP, I haven't gotten better, since I haven't followed all his advice, and so how can he now offer me a letter for the boss? The gastroenterologist I used to see who administered the colonoscopy, testing, etc. left the clinic and the secretary doesn't have his contact info. I'm pretty anxious about the whole thing...it's the first time I've had to really get serious - I'm planning to move by the summer too and the last thing I need is to be unemployed.