I said I would post and let you all know how the visit to the psychiatrist went. First, last and only visit I will be having with a psychiatrist!!! What a complete and utter waste of time. I am not sure what I was expecting but what happened borders on the ridiculous!! First, he did not even introduce himself, asked me to sit, questioned me for 20 minutes, then said yes you are depressed, yes you are having anxiety, yes you do need to resolve your work situation, stay on the wellbutrin, ask to see a pyscholigist through work and that was it!!! See you later have a nice day!!! Cost me $30 in cab fare!!! Never, never again!!!
I have sent another email to head office regarding my transfer, I figured out how to do the thingy so that I will get a notice when they receive and read the email. If I do not hear from them I will at least know that they have received it!!! If I do not get an email telling me they have received the message by 3p.m. tomorrow I will have to pick up the phone and call.
The meeting for the Great Strides walk went well and the good news is we have more volunteers than we know what to do with!! That was pretty much the only bright spot in my day. Sorry about the rant!! I am off to bed, hopefully tomorrow will be much more productive than today.
I have been in your position. I am 46 and worked for the same organisation for 12 years. I was off work with a work injury and developed severe depression. I got very phonephobic too, I'm a bit better now, but still have my days.
If you are off under an insurane scheme, definitely do not quit. Find out your options. And please don't let one dodgy doc put you off. I saw a couple of pshychologists before striking a fantastic one who has helped me immeasurably. The psychiatrist on the other hand would have done my head in if I was relying on him for advice, I only see him for medication advice as I have a low tolerance and terrible side effects to many meds.
I am under Workcover here in Australia, don't know what you have there in Canada, but there is plenty of options to explore if you are covered by insurance - that's what it's there for. I NEVER thought I would be a recipient of this, not my bag, but it got out of my control and I am very thankful the insurance was there, because 18 months without work and no income... I hate to think where I would be now.
My workplace was very toxic, and I am now in a new and very supportive environment. Yes I have lost all the security I had at my old workplace, including over 400 hours of accumulated sick leave, a much higher rate of pay, and much more opportunity to be promoted, but at the end of the day, inner peace is much more important, in my opinion.
i am new to this site. how is everyone. i don't really know where to start with my story or if anyone is interested in hearing it. i have anxiety episodes every day and they go back to when i was a teen. it is a daily mental/psychological battle that i put myself through in order to get through the day/function. babyelephant