I'm posting this on both the anxiety and depression board because I'm not really sure where it belongs. I have a doctor's appt. Friday morning and I need some advice before then. I've always thought the majority of my problems are/were anxiety related (anger, weepiness, mood swings) but my old doctor would never discuss this with me. All she ever wanted to do was up or change my depression meds. That is until I took a panic attack and ended up in the ER. Only then did she decide to give me ativan .50 2X a day to take the edge off, It may have helped some but apparently it's a pretty big edge! I've since switched doctors and this is my first visit with him, discussing this.
One of my main problems is weepiness, I guess you want to say, especially with authority figures like my boss and my mom. The other bosses I'm around are fine but this one is an evil evil man and made it clear from the beginning that he did not like me, without ever getting to know me or anything. Anyhow last night at work he made a comment to me and the one other operator. Not 5 minutes later I'm bawling like a baby and I cry whenever I think of it or other things he's said. He, of course, knows he gets to me so he keeps digging. My husband says I should "grow a pair (sorry if that offends)". I'd love to but as soon as the next night comes he starts again. Talking to HR is not an option as he's the plant manager's neighbor and that's the only reason he was hired. I'm with the company almost 17 yrs and am trying desperately to hold on until he retires. Other people let it roll off of them and not let it affect them and I just want that to be me so desperately!!! My mom is another story entirely but it's better since I've limited my time around her.
Is weepiness a symptom of anxiety? I've seen answers of yes and I've seen answers of no. Do you think more Ativan or a different medicine would help? I'm just looking for advice to take to the doctor tomorrow. No, I do not do counseling as I live in a rural area and am limited with counselors. Thanks for listening and thanks for any advice. I work the overnight shift so I'm off to bed.