Crying Breakdowns At Work
Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:02 PM
Since I went on medication a little over a year ago my mood an anxiety have been way better but when stressful situations come up everything just kind of bubbles over.
Yesterday was month-end at work for my deptartment. Month-end usually means a very long day. Well this turned to a longer day than usual (Arrived at 9am left at 2am). My frustration kept growing throughout the day as I kept coming to roadblocks in being able to do what i needed to finish the month due to waiting for feed back from other areas and waiting for green lights to begin certain activities. Around 11 or 12 my frustration got to be too much. I started getting a headache, feeling ill, had a muscle spasm pain in my chest and getting cold chills (that could have just been the AC though). And then the water works started. Thankfully i managed to leave our area before (i think) anyone noticed the tears so I could calm down. But grr so frustrating. Finally left at 2 am and did the smart thing actually put myself first a said i was staying home today.
So please tell me someone else gets this once in awhile too.
Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:13 PM
I have felt the frustrations at work you speak about so well . I wouldn't worry about crying. I am unable to cry and wish I could sometimes. I think people underestimate the amount of stress that exists in the workplace. A lot of people are unaware of how high the stress is, I think. I have been at work when my stress hormones were probably through the roof. So sorry that you went through that. Hang in there. We're here for you if you want to talk about any more. Best to you!!!
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:49 AM
I struggled with the day and ended up going to my own doc and had a howly bag there too..........now i have got a head cold and i think that maybe i have been run down and that contributed to my anxiety. you are not alone....and yes it does suck alright. take care
Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:56 PM
Luckily my pdoc switched my meds to Paxil (wellbutrin was making the problem worse), and that helped a lot. I no longer get crying spells and my anger is manageable. I still have some anxiety. I also have klonopin to help with that. This is a rough week so I've been taking a lot of klonopin to get through it. I have to leave for work in a few minutes and I DREAD it.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 04:37 PM
I can't really give any helpful advice, but I can say I'm going through that at the moment and I'm really sorry you are too. I've been breaking down at least once a week for the last couple of months, either in the loos on my own (manageable), in my manager's office (embarrassing, scary (for her and me), infuriating and makes me feel weak and rubbish) and even in a group training session (the group already thought I was "eccentric", now they think I'm plain mad). I'm sure we can pull through one day at a time. I'm trying so hard to think positively about my job and am praying that, along with medication, this might stop the breakdowns.
Good luck and take care,
Posted 04 July 2012 - 06:21 PM
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 02:58 PM
Anyway, I just wanted to say that I know how you're feeling. It's awful. Trying different medication from my doctor was the only thing that helped. It took 3 months for me to respond. Keep strong - there is light at the end of the tunnel - I promise!
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