Anxiety and Stress

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May 15 11 Comments

I have bad anxiety where I sometimes worry about random things. Work mostly stresses me and most of it is due to my own anxiety. I've never been in a position of not doing well at work, but that doesn't stop me from worrying and assuming I'll get fired every time something doesn't go exactly as planned.

How do you guys deal with anxiety? I try to get my mind off work and forget, but it'll pop back into my mind randomly and ruin my mood.

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  • Amgen / Finance
    Mrmephisto

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    Mrmephistomore
    Honestly find an anti-anxiety med that works for you. It’s kind of tough because a lot of docs misdiagnosed me with depression but once we figured out it was actually anxiety that made a difference. I like Lexapro/Citalopram. Or go to an good knowledgeable weed clinic and find a strain that’s more mellow and suited to anxiety or depression.
    May 15 4
    • Qualtrics Yeet-Code
      OP
      Are there any side effects you've noticed? I also worry about becoming dependent on it. I think it's time I look at medication since many of my anxieties are irrational. Like worrying so much about crossing streets because I'll get hit or worrying that the bump on my arm is cancer and I'll die.
      May 15
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      Mrmephisto

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      Yeah it’s mild enough that I’m not popping them to relieve anxiety I just take a regular low dose daily and it helps. It’s not like alcohol where you change into a different person with no inhibitions.
      May 15
    • Qualtrics Yeet-Code
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      Thanks! Yeah, my anxiety isn't affecting my life too much. I just sometimes get a little worried and stressed over nothing, usually at night or in the morning when there's less to occupy my mind. If I do get meds, I'll ask to try a low dose first.
      May 15
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      Mrmephisto

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      That’s honestly why I take it before I sleep slightly higher dose 20mg than if I were to take it during the day but the effects last.
      May 15
  • Micro Focus / Eng chmod777
    Exercise, meditation, proper nutrition, and plenty of high quality sleep.
    May 15 0
  • Amazon / Design Gayz0s
    I used to have this issue when I first joined big tech. Try to find where it stems from and kill it. For me it was imposter syndrome and realized my confidence had gone down. Over time, hard work gave me my confidence back and it helped me overcome my anxiety.
    May 15 3
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      OP
      What if that anxiety is irrational? For example, let's say someone is deathly afraid of driving even though they drive everyday and have years of experience.

      Im starting to think medication is the best way to reduce my irrational anxieties.
      May 15
    • Amazon / Design Gayz0s
      Mine was irrational too. On paper I'm better in my profession than anyone around. But I didn't resort to meds, I don't think it's the best way out of it because it's only temporarily fixing it. I think try to figure out the causes first.
      May 15
    • VMware / Eng !geralt
      Ok I too get these irrational panic attacks, usually I watch some videos on YouTube how to deal with. Also if you put the notion in your mind that this will pass, it helps
      May 15
  • Amgen / Finance
    Mrmephisto

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    Also get checked to sleep apnea I did that and have been sleeping way better with a mouth guard
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