Do any of you find it hard to keep and maintain a job outside of the home? I do. Between my issues and having two kids (small ones)…it seems to be a nearly impossible balance…. I try to find work-based jobs, but am wondering if that’s the norm, or if I’m alone in this. My last outside job was in a large-ish company and I had to almost double the dose of my medications to deal with the stress of a badly run company who cared little for the individual employee.
Kathi – I have found that working away from home is hard at first but it is better for me. Try a smaller company.
Jamie – I deal with that everyday. since i started having anxiety almost 3 years ago it has been very hard for me to find and keep a job because i get so anxious i vomit and have horrible panic attacks. i can not figure out why either.
Jennifer – Its been hard for me too. At my previous job i had to do a lot of paperwork at home. That did not work well with anxiety and procrastination which then produced more anxiety! I am starting a new job with no at home work. I think this will be a much better fit for me. I hope!
Meekah – I haven’t been able to work in 2 years. Tried once doing a paramedical job from but didn’t last. Anxiety of having to go to someone else’s home got too much. I know many people with different types of depression and anxiety. Very few work.
High Anxieties – Good luck with your new job Jennifer, let us know how it goes.
High Anxieties – It’s often hard to find out the reasons for panic attacks, they sometimes just seem to happen and that has us worrying as to what is happening and why, a vicious circle sometimes isn’t it Jamie! Have you tried any types of therapy or medications to help you?
Jamie – Yea ive tried alot of medications and even vitamins. But it seems like nothing is ever gonna help me. I also have been to therapy and that didn’t help
Amber – Yes, I have a hard time. I have worked in the legal field since I was 20 and I’m 32 now. The stress just became too much for me recently and I started losing my hair. I do two at home sales businesses and I am looking for local part-time work.
Sherri – Despite my Meniere’s Disease and anxiety issues I do maintain a job outside my home. I don’t have kids so I don’t have to deal with that. I am in a very stressful job in the non profit field. I love my career and will do whatever necessary to keep working were I work. Yes its a struggle, some days more than others but I do force myself to come to work every day.
High Anxieties – Oh dear. I’ve seen that some people have used different relaxation techniques, breathing techniques, mindfulness and even different diets to help out. I’ve tried Bach Rescue Remedy (available in most healthfood stores and some supermarkets), that sometimes helps as a boost to my antidepressants if I’m really struggling with anxiety. Let’s hope there’s some good advice resulting from this post that could help you too.
High Anxieties – Hope you find something suitable soon.
Amber – Thank you
Patrice – It hurt me a lot to work out there in the past with people who don’t care about your well being. I’m trying to find something more home based.
Amber – I cannot work, I cry in the bathroom, on the way there, on the way home, the stress is too much, and with these panic attacks…that I’ve developed…it’s only a matter of time until I mess up on the job, I also can’t control other emotions like “outbursts” (BPD) so it’s very difficult to blend into the working world.
Jennifer – I don’t know if it has been just me or the companies I’ve tried to work for, but it seems I’ve always ended up in horribly stressful (even toxic) work environments. Finally had to be on disability. (which is a stressor in it’s own way)
High Anxieties ((Hugs)) Amber. Fingers crossed that you find some peace.
High Anxieties ((Hugs)) Jennifer, you are right, the working world is a very difficult place for a lot of people, either because of stress in their jobs, stress not being able to find jobs or, as you say, claiming disability and all the problems that that raises.
High Anxieties Good luck Patrice, hope you find something more suitable.
Jennifer – In 2 separate situations I (made the mistake) of being hired into a position that the previous person was fraudulently trying to claim (physical) disability (hurt on the job). In both situations everyone was SO angry with my predecessor that it spilled out and was then directed at me. In 2 OTHER situations I had problems with a supervisor and quit, only to find out the person I had problems with was FIRED within 6 months of my quitting!
Tanya – I love the idea of using Bach Rescue Remedy to boost antidepressants while struggling with extra anxiety. I’m off to find mine and five it a go. Thank you!!!
Phyllis – health issues prevent me from working. I chose to stay home with my son, but hes grown and gone to marines. I wish I could work. sure would be less stress!
High Anxieties Thank you. I use it because it’s meant to be an all natural remedy and shouldn’t have interactions with anything. My antidepressants keep me on an even keel so to speak but at particular times of stress… including dentists…I use it for extra support. Quite a few people I know have used it, I’ve used the drops directly and in water (both the original formula and the nighttime formula), the pastilles which you can just suck any time and the chewing gum too. I don’t know HOW it works for me or WHY it works for me, some people say it doesn’t but hey, I don’t mind if it is ‘all in my head’ it helps and it’s not doing me any harm with another pill to take on what I already have! Hope you feel the same