Days off work

I've been suffering with anxiety for a few years now. It's always been bearable and I've been able to handle it.

However, last week I had a really bad episode where I was driving and all of a sudden my body felt as if it was going to shut down. My legs started shaking. This all happened whilst driving. I had to turn around and go back home. It was so bad that I even ran a red light so I could get home quicker.

It was my first day at a new job yesterday and whilst being trained I had a dizzy spell and felt as if I was going to faint. My whole body started shaking and my concentration disappeared. I had to have an early lunch to calm myself down. The rest of the day I was worried it was going to happen again.

Today is my second day of work and I had to call in sick as I had a terrible episode this morning. My body felt weak, I couldn't eat and I felt sick. When I look around me I feel as if "I'm not here" I don't know how to explain it.

My mum believes it's alcohol misuse as I've been drinking quite a lot since Christmas. No reason for that. Can this be the reason?

I'm a 24 year old female, slightly overweight.

All I know is that I can't live like this anymore.

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