Hi, I'm a newbie here but have been suffering from GAD for about 4 years now. My doctor prescribed Sertraline which really didn't do very much. I paid for counselling which helped a lot as I was able to face being abused by my father as a child and realise the way this made me act towards other people, particularly those in authority. After a couple of years I felt better for about 18 months and then recently it came back. Things were very stressful at work, we had a new, very brusque boss, who pulled us up for minor infractions (eg putting down 30 minutes for lunch instead of 33 that he said i had taken). I began feeling more and more useless. I keep forgetting simple things which i can usually do standing on my head and if anyone gets annoyed with me i feel physically sick. I've just triggered a second review at work because i've been off sick too long . This resulted in a verbal warning. I feel sick all the time, especially in the morning when I wake up and at work keep going to the loos to cry. I feel such a wimp and so useless. I am so desperate i no longer bother what people think of me. It's horrible
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