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  • Severe anxiety at work

    Hi guys, i joined this group because I feel hopeless. I have really bad anxiety. I was to the point where i had anxiety just driving. I feel like overtime it increased. I mainly feel it has come from work. As a cashier I've had to deal with a lot of busy less than nice people. (screaming, accusing, etc). When it gets busy i feel my anxiety begin and it's so hard to control it. If i am left alone for any period of time during work. I go haywire. Unable to calm, panic, sweaty hands, breathing hindered, heart palpitations, muscle tension, blushing (so horrible), dizzyness, twitching. I've been to the doctor and i was prescribed zoloft and xanax. Zoloft seemed to work a little, but i felt i had a knot in my throat from it. Xanax helped a lot, but the doctor was afraid of addiction. i was on .25 mg Then i was given buspar. All that did was make me really sleepy without any help- it actually made me worse. Finally i was given Cymbalta. I took if for about 3 weeks before i had given up. All of a sudden, one day i had become dissociated. Scariest feeling ever...but the anxiety was gone...literally gone. The dissociation came for about a week at a time. I'd just wake up feeling it one day and then boom i was "normal". this lasted for about 2 months. Then the dissociation never came back, and i was full of anxiety again. I took the advice from my doctor and decided to go to therapy. So far I have only been given breathing exercises that I don't feel are working for me. Also I was diagnosed with GAD and panic disorder. When I am forced to be alone at work I realized that if I drink alcohol (24 oz.). I am so calm and i don't have the crippling fear that keeps me down until it wears off.
    I'm looking for a new job, that doesn't deal with people much because I feel if i don't find something to help me get away. I'll become so messed up from the anxiety, that I'll go full crazy or something. I'm so hopeless right now and just want some help. I wish I didn't have this problem. Someone please help if you have any info.


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We are a community of people struggling with mental health issues, you are not alone!