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# 1 : Tuesday 21-1-2020 @ 15:26
 
 
I suddenly have huge anxiety about going back to work tomorrow after being off the last few days. I might ring in certified sick as my anxiety is crippling me. I don't know where it came from. It's hard to put my finger on it. Everyone thinks I'm ok.

Anyone else ever felt like this?
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# 2 : Tuesday 21-1-2020 @ 15:43
 
 
Going through it myself at the moment. just hit me out of the blue about two months ago. It is affecting my ability to work as well. The thoughts of being surrounded by people for 8-10 hours a day 5 days a week is terrifying to me.. I tried to get a job & lasted three days, driving out there on the third day i was seriously considering driving the car into a wall as a better alternative than to have to deal with the stress of interacting with people. Gonna hit the doctors soon i think. Working on trying to find a career that I can do from home..
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# 3 : Tuesday 21-1-2020 @ 16:13
 
 
You explained it spot on Oliver. Shit I've just come to the realisation that everybody wrecks my head
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# 4 : Tuesday 21-1-2020 @ 17:25
 
 
People who have never been through this cannot fully apprehend the multilayered feelings involved.
And those who did, but no longer, could be tempted to forget some key elements of it that make their journey so uniquely personal.
Those who do experience it, do so in a very unpredictable and unnegotiable manner.

So no advice may sound perfectly right: it will be up to you how much you are ready to journey into headreckland, and who you will chose to listen to.

Best of luck, and whether mote it be or not, find you path out or back in, to safety.
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# 5 : Tuesday 21-1-2020 @ 20:03
 
 
Also been there, you just do u mate. What ever helps get you to a better place.
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# 6 : Wednesday 22-1-2020 @ 10:39
 
 
Thanks.

I didn't go in today. I plan to go Friday to Dr to get a cert. Haven't a clue how long I'll be out. It's causing my anxity to have anxiety.

I also plan to apply for a big enough credit union loan to do me for a few months for paying bills and mortgage comfortably. That's the plan so far....

I do get paid a basic wage that will cover my mortgage while I'm out but I'll need extra for day to day living expenses and bills.

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# 7 : Wednesday 22-1-2020 @ 11:53
 
 
It really is a unique experience to the individual as such it can be impossible to offer advice. Each person has differing reasons for their anxiety and different triggers that can cause a panic attack. Cognitive Behavoiural Therapy seems to be the preferred choice of treatment but, as I'm sure you know mental health waiting lists are nothing short of atrocious in Ireland. I don't really fancy getting doped up on xanax & going around like a zombie..
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# 8 : Wednesday 22-1-2020 @ 14:25
 
 
I think there can be a happy medium with taking meds and not being zonked. I wouldn't take Xanax because it would make me feel like a zombie. You just gotta be smart and do your research.
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# 9 : Friday 24-1-2020 @ 14:29
 
 
I feel huge relief that my GP signed me off work for 8 weeks.

Saw my psychiatrist yesterday and I find myself on a waiting list for a bed in a treatment centre. I should only be waiting a week or two. Very daunting but something that I know I need to try. So everything is coming together....
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# 10 : Friday 24-1-2020 @ 15:09
 
 
Anxiety is horrible. I suffered from panic attacks a for years and they were very scary. When you're in the moment it feels like everything you're thinking is real and that real life is not as it seems. What I hate is that the doctors are too quick to drug you up on dangerous addictive drugs that might work in the short term but you end up having to take them long term and I don't care what anyone says, they do make you zombie like. I think talking, fresh air, a good diet and cutting back on alcohol all help.

also, you need to examine who you're surrounded with that lead you to feeling like that. I was miserable for years and it was over my sisters and dad. No longer associate myself with them and Ive never felt better.
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# 11 : Friday 24-1-2020 @ 15:14
 
 
Someone said :
I feel huge relief that my GP signed me off work for 8 weeks.

Saw my psychiatrist yesterday and I find myself on a waiting list for a bed in a treatment centre. I should only be waiting a week or two. Very daunting but something that I know I need to try. So everything is coming together....

Good to hear.. Hope it does the trick for you..
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# 12 : Tuesday 28-1-2020 @ 22:44
 
 
Some very honest words from the Man behind Farmer Michael regarding Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Mental Health.. Great to see people being more open about the struggles some of us endure.. well worth a listen..

https://www.spreaker.com/user/sirstevotimothy/my-mental-health-th etc ...
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# 13 : Wednesday 29-1-2020 @ 00:28
 
 
The place I was going to go to, there's a shortfall in my insurance of €12000 so I won't be going there!

There's another place that's quite good and covers me but I'm getting cold feet now.
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# 14 : Wednesday 29-1-2020 @ 00:33
 
 
Someone said :
The place I was going to go to, there's a shortfall in my insurance of €12000 so I won't be going there!

There's another place that's quite good and covers me but I'm getting cold feet now.

One steps at a time will warm your feet slowly.

Give it an hour, maybe stay the day, then decide if 1 night is worth it.
Can’t be worse than one night at a hostel...
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# 15 : Wednesday 29-1-2020 @ 00:35
 
 
I probably just need a few days to think about it.
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