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Work causing anxiety?

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PracticalTacticalBrilliance Wed 31-May-17 11:16:45

I have been feeling very odd for the last 3 weeks, but it's something that I've had on and off over the past two years as well. I am constantly feeling nauseous and my heart seems to go through periods of beating very fast or seeming like it's slowing down plus my head feels fuzzy a lot. I have not been sick, however.

I realised that the nausea seems to retreat as soon as I leave work, and starts again when I'm going to work in the morning. The chest issues are mostly at night when I'm trying to go to sleep but also at random points throughout the day.

I do have a Drs apt booked for next week, but have been wondering whether it's anxiety related, rather than something else. When I was at uni I was constantly stressed and anxious, but it would make me physically sick every day, which is not what is happening now.

We've moved offices at work and I got a new boss after a year of not having one, but in terms of being busy at work etc. it's generally not been that stressful recently - definitely not as stressful as it's been in the last 4 years. So I'm not really sure what to make of it all.

Sorry for the long post - it's helped to write it down.

NolongerAnxiousCarer Sat 03-Jun-17 12:04:49

Glad you have a Drs appointment booked. I've had nausea and palpatations as part of anxiety in the past too. Either way your GP should be able to help.

PracticalTacticalBrilliance Sat 03-Jun-17 19:04:33

Thank you for replying. Drs apt is this week so will see what they say.

Magpie24 Sun 04-Jun-17 15:09:27

I have also had nausea, palpitations and chest pain from anxiety and stress at work. If you drink a lot of caffeine I would suggest cutting down on that as it can make heart palpitations worse. Hope the doctors' appointment goes well for you.

PracticalTacticalBrilliance Sun 04-Jun-17 15:51:44

Thanks, hopefully it's not caffeine, I tend to have 1-3 cups of tea a day but will keep that in mind.

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