Good Morning all,
It's been a while since I've last visited HealthUnlocked, but I find myself in a position where I need some advice.
I have now called in sick for the fourth day in a row due to my anxiety.
Anxiety has been something that has affected my work previously with my attendance being particularly sporadic after the news of my Mothers cancer prognosis back in August. I had a serious meeting with my company regarding my time off and a couple of weeks ago I had to have a Occupation Health Assessment. The Doctor confirmed I'm fit for work, but I hope my employers understand that anxiety is not the same as a cold for example, it is something that I'm constantly struggling with and won't get better after a couple of days.
I'm bloody terrified that I'm going to lose my job because of my time off, which ironically, is fuelling my anxiety and leading me to take more time off.
Looking back compared to a couple of years ago, I have improved vastly in terms of my depression. However, it's almost as though my anxiety is resistant, the anxiety I suffered with then is not the same as now, it's as if it constantly evolves to continue to damage various aspects of my life.
Does anyone have any advice on how to get myself into work? Each morning I'm stricken with anxiety and panic attacks and end up emailing in sick. I just want to live a normal life, I know my Partner is sick of me taking time off as he put it "...just because the doctor said you were okay to work, doesn’t mean they have to keep you employed."
If anyone has any advice that would be really appreciated.