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Anxiety,depression and work

Hi. I’m new and any support would be appreciated. I have both anxiety and depression. Due to my anxiety i had to quit my last three jobs. My therapist has suggested that I not return to the field I have trained for due to my anxiety and depression. At this point, I don’t know what to do. My anxiety is really bad.

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Hi Mohawk, I know how you feel, been there, trust me it does get better,maybe worrying about work situation is fuelling your anxiety, try things like exercise and distraction techniques also pay attention to your diet, I avoided all caffeine and ate lots of rainbow veg and chicken fish etc, I tried to limit anything that would give me a sugar rush, I took medication for 12 years but have now been free of it since September, good luck, there is light at the end of the tunnel, you can do it

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Hi Rangers. Thank you so much for the support.

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Happy to help,many people don't understand how overwhelming a condition anxiety is, the physical symptoms are awful but like myself you will come out stronger no matter how long it takes,hope 2018 is your year

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Hi Mohawk,

It seems more and more people are having the same issue as you these days. My heart goes out to you. My son is also struggling with it as I am. He was a grocery store assistant manager when his life started falling apart at age 30. He had to make the decision of letting his trials consume him or beat it and start over. He is now halfway through school to become an engineer. It hasn't been easy mind you. Far from it. He has the regular panic attacks, but is accepting that and dealing with it. He is facing it head on and said giving up isn't an option. Don't give up, just try a new path. Nothing is ever right or wrong, it's all a part of the journey. Best wishes for a new year filled with new beginnings, health, and happiness.

Carol

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Hi Mohawk, I also usually end up leaving my jobs due to my depression. I’m currently working and would really like to quit to concentrate on getting better. I think rangers1963 and Time4Grace both have good advice. Is it possible for you to change careers?

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Hi Pica. I’m going to see if I can get into a job training program. Thank you for answering me and providing support.

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