Post # 1
Ah no 🙁
When I was very young I had the most horrendous anxiety attacks where I was actually medicated to reduce my heart rate (at the time I honestly thought I was having a heart attack – the WORST thing I have EVER experienced, Id prefer child birth any day over that)..
Skip forward 20 years and yes life is busy and stressfull.
A close colleague passed away suddenly a few weeks ago and our tightly knit team have been devastated but are doing a great job of getting on with things in an unbelievably stressful workplace (nature of the job unfortunately – welfare coalface , this cannot be changed).
Over the past few nights trying to sleep, its been sneaking in again and I am TERRIFIED that its going to escalate again!!!!
I know its time to go back to the docs but OMG I dont have TIME for this to be hapenning right now!!! we are so understaffed, I never get home until late, and my youngest child needs my time too, not to mention my SO and I!!!!!!
Post # 3
@undercoverjoan: Oh no! Sorry to hear this! 🙁 Hopefully the docs can help you calm the anxiety!
Post # 4
Oh boy do I understand. I talked myself out of a work induced panic attack this morning for the first time ever and was super proud of that. I’ve had huge anxiety issues that are work related for going on 4 years now.
Make time to see the doctor! I so sympathize though. Anxiety has a nasty habit of rearing its ugly head at the most inopportune times.
Post # 5
@MrsPaulsBabyBallerina: I cannot emphasize enough how much it means to me to read that!!
sounds ridiculous I know but bloody BLOODY hell!!!! has got to be the most terrifying thing Ive ever experienced – and at 41, Ive had my share of real life.
I have an appointment tomorrow with a local doc – not my fave as I cant get in for weeks and this feels like its escalating, and Im scared.
I havent told my SO and although he knows a lot about me he never knew this and Ive never thought to tell him!
Ive never had to and Its never crossed my mind.
God… this would just be HORRIFFIC if it materializes properly now, Im too old, too ingrained in my work, motherhood, and our relationship.
Techniques for bed time? I NEED solid advice and coping techniques. Please help