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Feeling pretty hopeless today

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catlover1987 Mon 22-May-17 16:56:12

I have been off work for 3 weeks now with crippling anxiety. I had started medication and thought I was getting better. I had really hoped to be back at work today. I had my clothes ironed, my lunch ready, I was ready to go. But when it was time to leave, I just didn't feel ready and kind of fell apart. Feeling pretty useless today. Just want to feel normal again. Does anyone have any tips for getting back to work? Thanks.

Redfluffysocks Mon 22-May-17 17:48:05

Well it takes a while for the meds to kick in and perhaps it was just too soon to go back. Its hard when you have been off for a while going back to work the first day, never mind when you are suffering with anxiety. Are you able to go back for a few hours a day to start with? I just think everyone is different and you have to be gentle with yourself and don't rush back before you are ready.

NolongerAnxiousCarer Mon 22-May-17 22:13:22

I agree it sounds like it was too soon, I had 12 weeks of last year with anxiety that turned out to be PTSD. Give the meds a bit longer to take effect and focus on doing the things that help your mental health for a bit longer and then give work another go.

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