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Anxiety Or Pots??


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I'm not sure if this is anxiety or pots but I'll try to explain what happens. I've been trying to work for the last 3 years. I've been accepting easier office jobs. My last job was in the office of a roofing company. I didn't have anything to do until the contractors would bring in job contracts which was rare since it was winter. So I basically got paid to sit and do nothing. While I was in the office, I would get bad symptoms. I felt drained, tired, dizzy, tachy, nausea, cold, shaky for the whole time I was there. It would start on my drive to work. I wouldn't feel anxious, nervous, stressed, anything that would bring on my anxiety. This happens no matter what kind of job I do but it's worse if I'm standing. When I get home I feel better. I could do the same type of things at home that I did at work and not feel as symptomatic at home. It's frustrating because I want to work but after 2 weeks of working my body just can't do it anymore.

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This happens to me at school. I don't think it's anxiety because my legs turn purple when it happens too. My doctor told me it was from a mix of sitting in one place for too long and trying to concentrate when I'm not getting enough oxygen to my brain.

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This sounds like dysautonomia to me...sorry you are feeling so badly :( Anxiety can be physiological, too, with tachycardia, so it all kind of goes together. :unsure: I'll say a prayer for you!

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May be a mix of both. When your nervous system is implicated then it will respond strongly to anything external happening. If I am stressed or anxious then all my symptoms worsen and as they do it makes me more anxious and body-conscious. Body/mind are so strongly linked. Could you work from home?

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Thanks for the replies! This is so interesting but yet frustrating at the same time. I will see what my neurologist says and if there's anything I can do about it.

TCP, I've been looking for something to do from home but I haven't found anything legit or that isn't a pyramid scheme. If you have any suggestions, I would love to hear them! :)

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