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Trying to return to work

Hi, I have had 4 weeks off for anxiety and panic. feeling ok until I met with supervisor to discuss return to work . Everything went bad again. Continued crying in public and panic attacks. Waiting for meds to kick in. Was on them for years then went off changed jobs then broke down . Back on them again but not working yet. Feel like I will never cope again at work . Can't get past this. Any advice?

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I'm sorry you're going through this again. I , like you , had to go back on meds again. I also had to take time off work , but managed to get back. It was really scary , and I didn't feel like I was ready to return , but I took a chance and it was better than I thought it would be. Just give it a go, it's difficult , but try that first step and see how it goes. Best wishes.

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Thanks, how long did it take you?

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It took me 8 weeks the first time I had to go on meds and take time off work ( that was around 4 years ago) This time it took me 2 weeks , but I have a very understanding supervisor + manager who gave me reduced hours to ease me back in. Any chance you could do the same ? My supervisor has anxiety issues also so that was helpful with understanding my problems so I am lucky in that respect.

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My supervisor is trying to find me a new role still working with her. Still risky though.

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Counting the days until I go back.

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