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Old 01-24-2013, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Central US
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I used to have anxiety all the time. Don't laugh but taking a lot of vitamin B-12 helped me emensly. My doctor says it increases the dopamine in the brain. I take a 1,000 micro gram time release before each meal and before bed and one in the middle of the night about 2 am. I get them at Wal-Mart. You might try a lower dose at first. Ask your doctor what he or she thinks.
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:29 AM
 
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Default Help!!!!

I hope there is someone here that can relate to my story.

I just started a job last week and my first week was filled with high anxiety, extreme nervousness, sleepless nights and a full blown panic attack on Friday. The attack was so bad that I had to pull over on the way to work to vomit, I then tried to go into work but I was in no shape to work. I was physically and mentally exhausted. I came back home and went to bed, luckily my wife understood and she urged me to come home and rest and recover.

I left a job of 7 years for what I thought was a better opportunity, and it is. The thing is I had gotten so complacent and enjoyed the freedom (coming in whenver I wanted, longer lunches, running errands,etc..) and now I don't have that as much. The thing that bothers me the most is not having that extra time with my family. I used to get to see my sons before I left to work but because I work further away and have to get up earlier I don't get to see them. That depresses me greatly.

And then the job itself, it's a ton more responsibility than I'm used to. I'm not sure I'm even equipped to do this job. The role is an IT project manager for the entire county. I am the only project manager, there is minimal support from my manager. Just my second day she brings me a folder of an upgrade project to take place this coming week, she gives it to me and basically leaves me. I have asked several important questions about it and no response. I'm literally in a panic as I also have to train users on this upgrade, I have no clue how to train. In my past job the vendor always did the training. I have started to think up a back out plan on this job, if my mental state doesn't get any better I have to do something. I'm in a dark place right now and my family is counting on me. I'm a one income familty and every penny is accounted for so if I lose this job I'm in deep trouble.

Please, if there is any light at the end of the tunnel then someone tell me. I'm ready to run away from this job and never go back. I know that is weak and pathetic but I've spent all weekend trying to make sense of this. My wife bought me some herbal anxiety supplements and I have been praying my heart out. Everyone says the same thing "it will be ok, you'll be fine" and "you are just nervous". But it's more than that, I'm surprising myself by feeling this. I'm tempted to call my old job back but I left because it wasn't taking my career anywhere and I was disgruntled.

HELP PLEASE, I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.................
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:12 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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I hope there is someone here that can relate to my story.

I just started a job last week and my first week was filled with high anxiety, extreme nervousness, sleepless nights and a full blown panic attack on Friday. The attack was so bad that I had to pull over on the way to work to vomit, I then tried to go into work but I was in no shape to work. I was physically and mentally exhausted. I came back home and went to bed, luckily my wife understood and she urged me to come home and rest and recover.

I left a job of 7 years for what I thought was a better opportunity, and it is. The thing is I had gotten so complacent and enjoyed the freedom (coming in whenver I wanted, longer lunches, running errands,etc..) and now I don't have that as much. The thing that bothers me the most is not having that extra time with my family. I used to get to see my sons before I left to work but because I work further away and have to get up earlier I don't get to see them. That depresses me greatly.

And then the job itself, it's a ton more responsibility than I'm used to. I'm not sure I'm even equipped to do this job. The role is an IT project manager for the entire county. I am the only project manager, there is minimal support from my manager. Just my second day she brings me a folder of an upgrade project to take place this coming week, she gives it to me and basically leaves me. I have asked several important questions about it and no response. I'm literally in a panic as I also have to train users on this upgrade, I have no clue how to train. In my past job the vendor always did the training. I have started to think up a back out plan on this job, if my mental state doesn't get any better I have to do something. I'm in a dark place right now and my family is counting on me. I'm a one income familty and every penny is accounted for so if I lose this job I'm in deep trouble.

Please, if there is any light at the end of the tunnel then someone tell me. I'm ready to run away from this job and never go back. I know that is weak and pathetic but I've spent all weekend trying to make sense of this. My wife bought me some herbal anxiety supplements and I have been praying my heart out. Everyone says the same thing "it will be ok, you'll be fine" and "you are just nervous". But it's more than that, I'm surprising myself by feeling this. I'm tempted to call my old job back but I left because it wasn't taking my career anywhere and I was disgruntled.

HELP PLEASE, I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.................
There is no doubt you need help, professional help. seek out the right person by contacting your local Hospital, family Doctor, or specialist for you or your wife that can make a referral. Most likely you also need meds. The most effective are those in the Benzo family..( Xanax ) ..Warning: these are very addictive but can help you over the ruff spots. Stay with the dosage prescribed by your new found Head Doctor, be honest about your feelings and try to think positive thoughts.Keep in mind than when you have an attack it can be very inteanse, right then you need help, that is what the pills are for, they work ! Stay away for now things that might upset you even in normal times, like War, the News on TV, and violent shows that depict all the things you are not wanting to feel right now.Get a good book on the subject, try to understand yourself, follow a series of breathing exorcizes when you feel an attack coming on..it can be as simple as counting backwards while holding your breath for a few seconds.Your medical professional will have you try the things that He or She thinks are best for you...everyone is different.
Unless you are suffering from a life altering event, PSTD or some other repressed deep disorder your problem will turn out to be a chemical imbalance in the brain. This is the most common, millions suffer from this., some all their lives , at different levels and the lucky few "grow out of it", but don't count on it. You need professional help NOW !
It could be that you may have to change jobs or alter your work schedule. talk to your boss about how you feel sometimes, but I would wait until you have gotten help, meds , and some conciliating These systems .are more common then the common cold these days, most of the population suffers from some kind of anxiety, depression , do not feel ashamed, or that you are a lesser a person . Grab hold of your mental health problems, fight them, think positive thoughts, take your meds no more than needed and always remember you can not adjust improve with out help. Treating ones self usually winds up in drug abuse, alcohol mostly . Don't go down that road. I know, I did, I will suffer some all my life , but I learn to manage it that will be your biggest goal and the hardest to do.
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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I feel your pain about anxiety attacks! I had my first one when I was in the 10th grade, and I thought I was having a heart attack. I don't have them often enough to classify as panic disorder, so my diagnosis is generalized anxiety disorder. For me personally, an anti-depressant and an occasional Xanax work for me. Also progressive muscle relaxation is an amazing technique to lower your anxiety level if it is done properly. A good therapist can teach you how to do it properly. Of course this is not a technique you can use when you are in the middle of a full blown panic attack, but it is something to do daily to help lower your stress and anxiety levels.
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