Today has been a rough old day!

I'd been on sick leave for anxiety and panic attacks (sometimes upto 10 a day whilst at work) since mid july (mostly because of where I worked). During the sick leave I got the chance of another job so I took it because I desperately wanted to be away from my old work. Today was supposed to be my first day, I couldn't do was way too much for me! I feel like I'm trying to run before I can walk, has anyone else stupidly done this to themselves??

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  • Hello jan & welcome

    I havnt done what you have over the work situation , but I no plenty on here have & will hopefully reply

    What I have done though & it seems typical of alot of us that suffer with anxiety , is like you say tried to run before I can walk

    We do & can get better with anxiety , patience though is needed & for a lot of us because we get fed up of feeling the way we do , which is understandable , we want this quick , but for most , reality is it takes time , small steps , but we do get there

    So I doubt very much you are the first to do this

    Keep coming on & talking , so many people that understand just how you feel , along with suggestions how they deal with their anxiety , you will not feel alone anymore :)




  • I went on a 5yr career break from one job because of anxiety and I wanted to be away from the people I worked with. Before I started the career break I started a job that was about 15 hrs a week. I loved it and it was what I wanted to do, I got promoted and am still doing this job and left the old job. Although I am now off sick from this one due to agarophobia with panic. My son was 2 when I started the extra job and now he is 9!

    I don't know if that will help you at all!

    Take care xxx

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