Anxiety

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I've been off work for 6 weeks with anxiety i need to go back at some stage was feeling a little bit better now tablets are settling but went to speak to my boss yesterday and because I've got a mental illness rather than a physical one he's being awkward about me starting back on half days for a couple of weeks how do I face going back the thought of it is making me more anxious and I had no sleep last night thinking about it I'm now covered in eczema due to stress any one else been on this position up until j was ill I loved my job it's local I can walk to work now I don't know is it just my anxiety playing up again of due to an increase in my tablets 4 days ago

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    You say...your boss is hesitant.  How did the meeting end?

    Are you going back half days?

    If you need the job....than you have to flow with this anxiety...keep taking your medication...deep breaths...keep telling yourself that you CAN and will do this and act appropriately at work.

    Its very hard...you are go ing to have...the anxiety about work until you step thru it....the pills can't fix everything about us...

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      Hi missy I know I can do it I've been working for him for 7 years with anxiety just never this bad that it's kept me off work don't know about half days yet got app with doc on wed and then I'll speak to him again when I see what doc suggests.
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    Hi Sarah

    When you have an increase in dose it takes a couple of weeks to settle down. Will your job be at risk if you extend your sick leave? Your boss clearly doesn't understand depression and anxiety. After any long period of absence the employer usually agrees a phased return. If your job is not at risk I would take more leave to get your meds to settle down.

    Please give updates xx

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      Hi Lorraine no I don't think my jobs at risk but I've not been to work since I broke up for two week summer hol on 29th July and not been since and I go on hol again on 18th October and I just feel the longer I leave going back the harder it will be as I only work with 3 other people in a small buisness and I'm worried how they will react as non of them understand mental illness plus I'm not being paid and my daughters just lost her job and I'm sure I'll be better at work than sitting at home brooding about how I feel but I just feel really bad in a morning and if I go back full time I have to leave at 7am and I just don't think I could get myself together that early at mo but I'm going to see doc on wed and see what he thinks about it all
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      Hi Sarah

      I'm glad you are going to get your doctors view prior to returning to work. I last worked a few months ago and still find mornings really difficult. I seem to get better late afternoon onwards. I think that is the norm for our illness. But I'm am sure that when our med settle down we will get our energy back. Please let me know how you get on at the doctors xxx

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    Sorry is sum terms in thes besnes I don't know it like you said Anxiety what is this?Sorry I'm asking 
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