Re: How do you cope on the job?
I had to quit my job 14yrs ago because of anxiety. I have tried a couple of times to go back to work. I started my own business and was doing okay and then I relapsed with my illness and had to let the business go. I was off meds at the time. Maybe that's the key, you have to stay on the meds and then you can do the unthinkable, go back to work. My husband has a good job, but we have had to make many concessions over the years because of my problems. He has been very understanding and never made me feel quilty because I couldn't work like I used to. Now I'm in my 50's and I don't plan on going back to work anymore. My husband is retiring this spring and we will somehow manage. You'd be surprised on how you can get a long with less if you try. You may be happier at home and living with a little less. I also experienced the severe anxiety at trying to think of going back to work somewhere. It's not easy, I hope you do okay if that is what you end up doing.