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I have been trying to find the root of my anxiety. And I think I might be having a little bit it depression. For a while now I have hated going into work. I sit for 8 hours a day answering emails. At first I liked it. It was challenging. It was new. Like any other job you like it. But now it's a drag. I just sit here. And I basically do nothing anymore. Which makes me think. And thinking leads to racing and intrusive thoughts. My work has been good to me. The insurance is amazing.I don't have serious medical problems other than anxiety. I don't wanna leave because I'm scared my anxiety is going to keep causing me to go to the doctor. Without insurance, in the states, it's a little but harder to be treated. And more expensive. But I think work is causing all of my problems. I have a feeling if I leave this job It would cause my stress to go down and with that my anxiety. My family is tight on money. Sometimes I'm the one making ends meat. So I cannot just drop it. Another thing is that what about if it's not my work causing my anxiety and I go to another job and I don't feel better. But I'm pretty sure it is. Idk. I guess you have to take risks to get better but idk if I can take this risk. I guess I feel like if first quit I'm letting my anxiety win. But what if work is the problem?? Lol. I hate you anxiety

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    Maybe you're right, maybe it's not your job but the fact that it's become so menial to you know that your mind can wander as you don't feel you need your full attention on the work you're completing.

    Instead of thinking about applying for other jobs maybe it's time you started looking for different challenges in the workplace you're in, maybe there's a chance to step up for a promotion or another area of the same company to try your hand at, it could be as simple as finding or asking for other little tasks to do throughout the day, or setting yourself new challenges.

    To me it doesn't sound like your job is causing the anxiety but just the fact you've become complacent in the role you're in.

    Try seeing a doctor, I know in the states it's not cheap but maybe there's an underlying cause for the anxiety that you haven't looked into yet, and sometimes prevention is cheaper than the cure as they say.

    I hope things improve for you later down the line.

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      I am at the highest position I can be right now. All of my work is emailed based. And when it's not its over the phone. I feel better when I'm not at work. Idk. I've talked to my dr. He doesn't feel my anxiety is really bad. Is just there. Mild anxiety.

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    So if you find the route cause then what. Mine would be fear of being helpless, a burden, or really not getting the care i would need. But knowing that doesn't make it all good.  Thats my problem, 😨

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      Idk lisa, that's a good question. Idk. I can't win. I'm going back to my Dr because the clonazapam makes me sad and depressed. So on to the next. Trial and error I guess. Idk what's next. I guess I'm afraid if living like this for ever

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