Tommorow is nearly here

I have to either return to work tomorrow or go to the GP to seek more help. I was signed off last tuesday for 1 week with anxiety, and given some Diazepam. Pleased to say I haven't taken the max 3 per day I was prescribed so have some left which may come in handy. Last couple of days have been hard, especially this morning, thinking about either having to see my GP or return to work. I am still thinking the best way to deal with it is to return to work, especially now my employers know I am having coping issues, and I do plan to return to the GP to follow up what I think was a time bomb that finally tipped me over the edge in the form of a couple of panic attacks. In line with how I have been coping over the last few weeks or months, I am having a bout of IBS, and I have been drinking a tad more (with a loose excuse that it is christmas!)

I am not sure what tomorrow will bring. Nothing has changed, I am still concerned about the fact my coping mechanisms are still in an eroded state, but I also know that if I am off work for too long, my anxiety might be in danger of turning in to depression, so I am trying to relax. It is hard. Used my BP monitor this morning and was showing mild hypertension, but I think if I can get through tomorrow, then it is a step forward, and whether I will end up taking two steps back remains to be seen, but the longer I stay off work, the steeper that first step will be. Lets hope tomorrow, as hard as I think it will be, will be a positive thing.

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  • That decision is always a hard one! I had to make it a couple of weeks ago, whether to keep going or just stop and rest. I think you have made a good choice based on your situation, keeping busy is one of the best things BUT you have to make sure you don't overdo it! Just make sure you do get back in touch with your GP in the not too distant future.

    We are all thinking of you today! Sending you a big hug! Then you can come home and blog about how strong you were to get through a whole day of work and we will all be here cheering you on!

  • Morning,

    I sympathise with your position - it's one we all dread, but get through one way or another. ;)

    I agree with the above, lots of support whatever you decide.

    I'm not really sure how you can explain the situation to the doc. though.

    Why not take the full dose of medication? Reading the above you are still having symptoms that MAY have been lesser with a full dose. Having a handy stash is not much use if they could have been more beneficial at an earlier stage. Will you explain you didn't take the full dose? I personally take as little medication as possible as I do believe in sorting problems out without it - but there are some circumstances where I would just go for it and wouldn't delay a resolution.

    Do let us know how you got on.

  • Hi Axe grinder, sounds as if you are ready to grind some axe's...pardon the pun. I fully understand you keeping some meds back. Also it was good you managed not to have to take them all. They are take as and when required tranquilizers so you won't have done any harm. lease try not to keep taking your blood pressure though. You just tell the doc the truth and do go back. Good Luck Darling , let us know how you go on x Ella x

  • Morning. Firstly I think that Christmas in itself is a tough time in terms of anxiety and panic attacks and as such you should give yourself a pat on the back for making it to the day after the Christmas holidays. Now that the festive period is over you have the opportunity to regroup and consider what are your next moves forward. Wishing you all the best.

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