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Anxiety and work

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reddevil22 Fri 03-Feb-17 19:45:35

I'm really struggling at work at the moment i feel so overwhelmed and anxious. Ive recently come off propranolol which I had been on for a year. I never suffered with anxiety before but since coming off the propranolol I've really been struggling.
My manager wants me to do some training with some clients at work but I'm so anxious about doing it. I don't think i can, I'm worried my mind will go blank and I'm also suffering really badly from a stress/anxiety rash at the moment and the more I think about it the more it flares up.
I hate feeling like this, I just don't feel like me 😔

AnxiousCarer Fri 03-Feb-17 22:04:37

Hi it sounds like a trip back to the GP is in order. Anxiety is horrible. Something I found really helpful was seeing an NLP ( neurolinguistic programming ) therapist for something called Eye Movement Integration. It got rid of my PTSD and related anxiety in one session.

reddevil22 Fri 03-Feb-17 22:13:10

I wasn't on propranolol for anxiety I was taking it because of my thyroid causing my heart to beat to fast. It's only since coming off the propranolol that I've started to feel really anxious. I will make an appointment to see gp next week.

AnxiousCarer Fri 03-Feb-17 23:22:23

I wonder if its part of the withdrawal then, did you stop gradually?

AnxiousMunchkin Sat 04-Feb-17 05:31:12

Maybe the propranolol was masking the physical symptoms of anxiety? How did you feel about things like client training before?

I agree a trip back to the GP sounds like a sensible idea. Also you might want to look into the IAPT service in your area, as you can often self-refer to them for CBT, some areas have online options you can work through independently etc.

reddevil22 Sat 04-Feb-17 06:11:43

Yeah I stopped gradually, reduced my dose down over a month.
Before I wouldn't say I enjoyed doing training but I would give it a go. I've never been an overly confident person but I've never let that stand in my way. Now my confidence is really low and this rash doesn't help I feel like my whole face/neck is on fire and everyone is staring.

HandbagCrazy Sat 04-Feb-17 13:14:15

I have high blood pressure and when switching meds for this, it temporarily went sky high and I was suddenly crippled with anxiety.
Like you I'm not a particularly confident person but this came from nowhere. Dr explained it was because my BP was high, making me more 'on edge' which causes anxiety. New meds got it under control.
I believe having an elevated heart rate can do something similar OP. If it's still high can you take anything else to help with it?

I've also found very simple deep breathing exercises help massively

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