Need some advice about job interview...

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   Posted 1/17/2007 2:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I think my anxiety and depression came to fruition when I graduated from college, but failed to find a good job.  I managed to kick my anxiety and depression without medication (at least to the point where I can function.)  But I still notice that any time I get the littlest bit of stress or anxiety it puts me over the edge.  I start to get blurred vision and I can't seem to concentrate on anything.  I know that it is anxiety because it goes away when I leave the stressful/anxious situation.  I don't get panic attacks anymore because they don't scare me.  But what I am scared about is, I have a promising lead on a really good job.  However, the job is doing something that I'm not really trained to do, so I will have to really prove myself in the interview when I have it.  I know that the old me could do this job, but I really don't know if I can do it with my increased anxiety.  The main thing is the lack of concentration, this job will require me to go back to school and I don't know if I can handle that, when I can't remember anything anymore I just can't concentrate, and the interview is really making me nervous, 'cause what if I just freeze up and I don't get the job?  I am really hoping that getting this job getting paid real money will really help with everything but don't know if I can pull it off.  Any advice will be greatly appreciated.      

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   Posted 1/17/2007 3:18 PM (GMT -6)   
you need to get several self help books on recovery from panic disorder or agoraphobia and follow their advice, dont be too stubborn or proud
valium as needed will always help if the dose is right, most docs would want you taking an antidepressant, these can help but may have3 severe early side effects
recovery usually takes CBT, which is what the books are all about, plus meds plus the acceptance that you must learn new ways of calming and relaxing yourself
some people are simply too proud to ever recover
professional help is doubtful, they will simply be telling you whats in the books 
recovered former longtime anxiety and panic attack sufferer and helper of other sufferers  but no training or  qualifications in medicine or psychology, any remarks that may be taken as advice must be confirmed with doctor or other health professional
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   Posted 1/17/2007 10:28 PM (GMT -6)   

Remember to breathe....Have a little faith in yourself...We APers are stronger than we ever give ourselves credit for...Remember to breathe...The WORST that can happen is they dont hire you...Hang in there and good luck I am sure you will do fine.
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