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   Posted 8/29/2007 8:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I was on Lexapro for almost 4 weeks and had to get off and back on paxil, I've been doing a lot better now that I'm back on paxil, I am also taking ativan .5 2 to 3 times a day, I live in louisiana and b/c of hurricane Katrina I can't get an appointment anywhere until the end of Oct., I can't really afford it anyway, I haven't worked in a month, I need to go back b/c of bills and the fact that I might lose my job, I've been doing moodgym and it seems to help a little, I know when its time to take an ativan b/c I start shaking and my teeth chatter. I have a fear of going back to work, I don't know how to get over it, I guess I'm scared of flipping out at work and everyone seeing me and a lot of other things, I have to face my fears any advice on doing this?

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   Posted 8/30/2007 9:57 AM (GMT -6)   

bayou boy

Here are a few bits of info regarding working and anxiety. :)

What can you do to make life at work less stressful if suffering from an anxiety disorder?

Keep working! Apart from the obvious financial reason, employment is important for enhancing your self-esteem and adds to your social identity.
Educate yourself about your disorder. Learn to recognize the symptoms and how to handle them if you experience any while at work.
Recognize your own limitations. Be realistic and don't overestimate what you can handle.
Tell a trusted co-worker about your disorder. Knowing that someone at work is aware of your condition, and accepting of it, can be very comforting. It can take much of the anticipatory fear out of having a panic attack at work. Reference: Anxiety Disorders Association of America

I hope you find something in this information that will help you.
Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
*~* Not a mental health professional at all *~*
Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression 
"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” 
~Rosalyn Carter


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