ermm, axiety - jobs etc.

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   Posted 7/27/2010 6:23 PM (GMT -7)   

I have had a long off-the-record string of depression on and off over the last few years and during this time, work has been a problem as I have lost lots of IT contracting jobs due to being off ill - mainly due to getting subcontiously stressed and anxious - of which I don't seem to have any control.
IBS has been a big factor which gets affected with stress. I like doing IT work - this is what I know but with not much of this being around the very thought of doing something else really scares me so much, in fact im petrified about working in another line of work and even if I were offered a job somewhere (not in IT) I don't think I would be able to turn up or I would go and hide in the toilets etc. I cant get my mind to think differently about this and it has become a right cause for concern.

I went to a party @ some friends house last night and I really found it so very difficult to interact with people and get into conversation - I was just sitting on my own and wish I had not gone.

I am not sure what to do as my family think I don't have these depressive tendencies anymore as I went through a major depression back in 2005/2006.

I have been feeling down and anxious for a while tho.

I also seem to have very poor concentration and find it difficult to get things done.

Any advice?


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Date Joined Aug 2009
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   Posted 7/27/2010 9:31 PM (GMT -7)   
what i learned tonight about dealing with anxiety and reading online / watching videos, etc.

Believe in GOD - that everything will be okay - and trust in him to take your worries. i have the same things you are talking about but we have to change our way of thinking. maybe think peace and calm and not about how to get rid of your anxiety.
i wanted to purchase the Linda Bassett program but it is soooo expensive. can't afford it.

think positively and put you worries to God. easier said than done but you have to try.
i am learning Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It's learning how to change your reactions to certain thoughts or situations. we are negative thinkers. i know i overthink everything!!! i hate it.

you have to throw yourself into life and not concentrate on yourself. i went for a jog tonight to burn some stress. exercise is GREAT. i tried antidepressants a few weeks ago and the side effects were horrible so i went off. now i'm back on buspar - it helps some but doesn't eliminate the anxiety.

i wish you luck. :)
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