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I suffer with anxiety anxiety attacks in social settings. Especially, in situations where I know I don't have the liberty to decide when I can and can't leave the situation. Obviously, with Jury Duty...the whole thing is controlled and jail and fines are threatened if you don't go. I am freaking out because I just know something bad is going to happen if I have to go. I am not currently seeing a therapist so I don't know how I'd get a doctors note to excuse me. Even then, some people were saying that it doesn't matter, sometimes they don't see that as a reason to be excused. I'm not even sure if I could get into a therapist in time and if they'd be willing to write me a note. The other issue I have and this may be weird to people but if I know I am not allowed to use the bathroom I will start having a panic attack and my bladder literally becomes full to the point where if I don't get up and go then I will literally think that I'm going to pee my pants. It's horrible it started in high school and theres never been anything I can do to avoid it besides using the restroom before I know I have an obligation to where I am not allowed. BUT, jury duty can last ALL day and if you are selected I underestand that once you are in the courtroom there is no leaving whatsoever. I am already in panic.. this whole thing is depressing me and giving me anxiety and I only got the letter yesterday. What can I do? I see nothing else but to be excused.. it wouldn't be good. I wouldn't be able to concentrate on anything so it would hinder my ability to make decisions. My friend was actually excused due to medical issues, his medical issues don't exactly debilitate him.. his anxiety definitely does but I think he just used his medical issues on his note and they excused him. So, I can't compare any situation to this right now. If I do end up HAVING to go is there anything I can do to be excused once I get there? I am dreading this. I have about 2 weeks. Please help!
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