I cannot take over-the-counter pharmaceuticals for common ailments like a cold or a headache and instead must opt for slower, natural remedies.
Partly I think due to stress, I have been increasingly ill in the past few months, and recently, twice in two consecutive weeks.
As I am generally among the top performers and have a good relationship with my boss, they have allowed me to stay home frequently or even work from home, but I am not sure how much and for how long they are willing to appease this - especially as there have also been a few times where my presence was critical for the business (meetings, my knowledge at a very specific time, etc.)
I do feel that I am left behind a bit sometimes, and I fear it may sometimes slow down my performance (some human error found recently).
What can I do to ensure that no matter how frequently I get ill and need to stay home, I still have a good place in the eyes of my boss (and consequently in my career / reviews / job security)?