Hi have you thought of discussing it with your doctor? Maybe they would be able to help?
I am sorry you are having a tough time. Best wishes
Hi ya, u haven't mentioned why u have been signed off. U shouldn't be worrying about going back to work, but then I know exactly how u feel I've been signed off a couple of times over the past 3 or 4 years. I couldn't properly relax while I was off and was worrying what people might be thinking and how I'd cope when I got back, even though I know I can do my job perfectly well. I don't know about u but I get that 'all or nothing' way of thinking, and believe that when u get really low, depressed and have to be signed off or take time off work I catch myself thinking, that's it I'm crap at my job, I can't cope, everyone can do it why can't i, I'm going to lose my job and will never work again and everything is awful, just utter panic!!
What I've tried to tell myself is, I'm suffering from an illness, stuff what anyone else thinks, I need to relax and look after me, and if that means taking some time out then so be it, you would do the same if u had an operation or a broken leg so why not mental health?? Easier said than done thought I know and I'm my own worst enemy for not listening to my own advice and getting all worked up and upset.
I hope ur ok and I hope the time off is helping a bit. Do try and use the time to block out work and take some time out for you, some 'me' time!! Sending u a hug xxx
I had a big panic attack and passed out at work but Ive had really bad anxiety issues the past couple of weeks...
Know exactly what you mean Elleez, I too have been signed off a number of times. Am v v anxious at the moment and could quite easily go back to my GP. I feel that all the tablets i am taking are not helping, I feel at wits end.
Jules78 I know exactly where you are coming from, everything you said is exactly how i am feeling (
Hugs Elleez xx
I'm due back next week I'm now thinking that maybe I should go back and see how I get on but then on the other hand the day I'm due back is the day which I run the office on my own with no support at all..
I'm now thinking I hope I don't loose my position in the office which I tried so hard to get in the first place....
I know I wont but its still in the back on my mind..
I feel so much better for being at home my anxiety levels have gone lower and my depression is more stable I think and I'm not experiencing the other symptoms which I have been doing recently....
Going to bed now :-) night night...
Hugs to everyone elleez xx
Just an update.. After a seriously crap week with my baby being rushed in to hospital and my eldest being a pain in the arse. my anxiety about returning to work was at an all time high so I had a medication review and I'm off work till 2nd April.....
I too am signed off until the 26th march. Dreading going back as im not sure i've even got a job anymore, which is making me really anxious.
Feel helpless xxx