Any ideas, mental techniques, advice would me marvellous. I have been off 2 weeks, was off in Sept/oct and last year went back in January after several months when my dad also died. I am not on any sanctions but am expecting it this time.
I was previously referred to OccupationalHealth who advised me not to tell my manager that I have bipolar disorder as apparently you do not have to divulge your reason for absence from work. It always goes on the line as non-work related anxiety/stress/depression. This time my head just went mad on the morning I called in. I had been performing very well for a while (not like me) then it dipped and my manager was all over me. She kept saying the standard management question 'how can I support you'. I don't think I can say 'leave me alone' I find it very hard to see the good in her and find her very blunt and brash at times, colleagues also mutter about things she says and does.
This is my first blog ever, anywhere but I have been reading these pages quite a while now. I sometimes get upset by people's stories and tend to scan for the good advice.
Symptom wise I get burning sensations in my arms and legs, feel really weak and nervous, struggle with everyday life and am on 4 different drugs which have just been reviewed as they are every 3 months. I am back for 6 cbt sessions on nhs which
I had in 2005, am constantly using hypnosis apps just now to stay calm, have had hypnosis through anxiety uk, done Alexander technique. I have lots of library books on cbt. Nothing is enduring. I will have the odd cup of camomile tea but taking lithium you are advised not to use anything herbal. There is loads of other stuff I would like to write, but today's big worry is my constant rumination on going back to work next week and about my uncaring, or at best erratically caring boss. Any ideas/coping strategies?