Originally Posted by hayleysamantha
i have been going through depression OCD panick attacks and stress for years now and sometimes i have it under control and sometimes i dont, this is one of them! i have 4 teens, some really hard times going on and again am having panick attacks and other things...i need to take a stress leave from work BUT my Dr of 2 years doesnt seem to want to give me a note so i can collect unemployment! he doesnt think i am faking so much as just saying get over it! he knows i have probs and that i regularly take meds as well as obvious physical symptoms...i DO need this time off of work to relax and be somewhate stress free for a while his solution have a month off look for a less stressful job!!!!!! like hello its not just the job!! i cant take a month off of my family! so anyways i dont know what to do i have no other dr's that know me well enough to know my history and worry they will think i am one of those people trying to get a free ride which i am not! how can i get a "sick" note from a dr??? he will not extend it i know him and chances are my boss will not extend my job! if he did he would make my life hell when i come back causing even more stress. i am not a faker and i am in desperate need of this time off from work!
So sorry you are going through this - is there a psych hospital in your area? In Philly we have a hospital called Friends and some of the major hospitals in the area have psych dept. I am having a similar problem with my doc. He gives me a note last week for a week off from work however he acted like I was a damn fool or something. I felt that feeling of extreme pressure and anxiety building up luckily he gave in before I broke down right then and there! Since he acted like my issues weren't valid - I am going to visit the ER and talk to one of the staff psych. and go that route from what I here they are much more equipped to deal with these issues. I am going to ask them to fill out my Medical Cert. form and then I am going to take a Medical Leave (12 wks) and probably wont return. I have disability ins. through my credit union will use that for income.
Why don't people understand that stress can turn into many different things and none of them are positive.
Wish you the best...