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Anyone have a fear of working?

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english rose

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I have had this problem since my very first job. I remember being so anxious and wanting to flee. I may have lasted a couple of months. In the last 6 months I have had 4 jobs the last I panicked and left after 2 hours. Fast forward to age 42 I have probably had a couple hundred jobs, I really Need help. I can't live without money I have only survived with help from family and friends. I am dead broke and feel desperate for help. What can I do? Anywhere I can turn?
Can't you claim benefits?
 
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mrnurse

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Sep 5, 2015
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I have rarely had insurance and have not been diagnosed by a professional with ergophobia I have only been to a psychologist a few time in my life but I definitely need it. It takes a lot to prove this and that you are not just lazy.
 
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ElizaD

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Unfortunately I had to quit my job due to mental illness. I could feel myself going downhill, started getting more and more anxious about leaving the house. Felt my patience wearing very thin with work and could feel the stress piling on.
I only quit at the end of June and I've got worse since, refuse to go out 90% of the time and the thought of work does scare me. I can't even bring myself to think about work or plan what I would want to do in the future. I know I couldn't cope in a work setting with how I am right now.
I'm currently claiming ESA which I have just recently finished filling in the forms, time got away with me a little and run out of my sick note on Monday... hoping I can still get it and sent off before it stops. Also applying for PIP due to the severity of not being able to leave the house etc.
I'm just hoping my benefit claims come through so I can get a little weight off my shoulders with providing for the house.
 
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mrnurse

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Can you please explain what ESA and PIP is? Thank you.
 
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ElizaD

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ESA and PIP are benefits in the UK.
Employment and Support Allowance which is for people who aren't fit for work.
Personal Idependence Payment which is for people with disabilities.
 
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Starwolf

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Apr 6, 2017
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As someone who has been going through this, is there any advice to a spouse of someone who seems to have the same problem, on how to handle such issues and help them through life?
 
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Ijokoro

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Jun 12, 2017
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Reading these post's really touched my heart, being affected with terrible anxiety my entire life, I can relate to a lot of these symptoms, having a dysfunctional family life just topped it off, and just a general feeling of failure and confusion not understanding what was wrong. I knew I wasn't stupid, but operating a cash register would spark panic attacks and sweating, with every year getting worse- I couldn't talk to any one about it for the shame- I have done a lot of research as to the cause of mental health in general- and came to the conclusion that it's a combination of toxic buildup and a glitch in the bio electric system of the body - I invested in a qspa 47 and starting to feel much more balanced and has decreased my anxiety 10 fold, I still have more work to do with mood balance- found that specialized EFT therapy was the most effective- have been on benefits for ages, but feeling a lot better than I have for a long time- the dream of going back to work is slowly becoming a reality- what I have learned through this experience is that it's possible to overcome even the most awful ordeals in life plz keep posting your exps :) all the best-rach
 
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Ijokoro

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Hi Starwolf- hope my post can help u😄
 
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