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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 7/6/2008 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone,
I cried at work the other day, I was just so stressed out. My panic disorder/anxiety & depression are making it really hard to do my job. I just can't concentrate as well as I used to and I feel disoriented. I am afraid to get fired since I can't afford to loose my job. I am making a lot of mistakes at work. I have no money saved up. If I don't work I won't be able to buy food or pay bills. I don't have any benefits at work since I work for a temporary agency. I am afraid to go to work because I am afraid I will get an anxiety attack and start crying again. Because of this my appetite has decreased and starting to loose a lot of weight. I also have problems swallowing. Any suggestions?

Post Edited (jamie2828) : 7/6/2008 1:04:07 PM (GMT-6)

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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 167
   Posted 7/6/2008 3:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jamie,

Have you seen a Doc yet? Sometimes with panic and anxiety the meds that regulate your seratonin levels make a huge difference. You are not alone and the feelings you are describing are all side effects of anxiety/panic. The most frustrating thing to deal with is the fear of being afraid or the fear of feeling anxious. It's like a snowball rolling down a hill. I'm sorry you are feeling this way but understand that when we feel we've reached our lowest point, that's when God steps in to pick us back up. You've found a wonderful supportive place to vent your fears and ask questions... please draw from the strength of all the people here who understand exactly how you feel. God Bless You!!


Texan with Crohn's
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 362
   Posted 7/7/2008 6:10 AM (GMT -6)   
jamie2828 -

You are definitely not alone in this area. I would recommed getting into see your PCP and let him know what is going on with you. I did this and my PCP put me on an anti-panic medication (can't think of the name of it - generics have such long unpronounceable names) In short, it helped me tremendously. I am getting ready to go into my hostile work environment here in another hour. Have my pills with me and am sure that I will need them. I am not ashamed at all that I need to take a pill or two to stop my panic attacks, especially at work! The last time I broke down and cried at work was in front of my horrible, mean manager. That didn't go so well. Will not be doing that again. I'd rather throw a stapler at his head than cry in front of him again.

Wish me luck today. I will need it. I get to learn if I still have a job today. (long story - over on Crohn's board)

Jamie -
Hang in there sweetie! Come back and update us. I want to know how your day went. Go into work and knock 'em dead. tongue

-Leslie a/k/a Texan with Crohn's

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Date Joined Jan 2005
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   Posted 7/7/2008 6:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I believe many of us go thru this and I think you should see a doc to see if short acting meds are right or you at this point

When the a/p and or depression is taken over you as it has it is time to find ways thru the techniques posted above in sticky by wen and or in conjunction with meds

Please do keep posting'
You will get plenty of caring and support from the ppl here on the site

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STay with us and keep us posted
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