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How Your Job Can Impact Your Physical and Mental Health

People like to say, "It's just a job" but the reality is- we're at our jobs a majority of our week. And the fact of the matter is, our jobs can have a big impact on our mental health.

If you have ever worked a toxic job you know the toll a job can take on your mental and physical health.

Today's podcast guest became so physically sick from her job that she thought she had an undiagnosed disease or illness. She spent over a year going to different doctors and specialists only to discover what she was suffering from was poor mental health from her toxic job. Listen to today's podcast episode to learn how Anjum's job impacted her mental health and how she came up with a plan to leave her toxic job.

93. How Your Job Can Impact Your Physical and Mental Health ...

#MentalHealth #Burnout #JobStress #poormentalhealth #physicalsymptoms #somatization #mentalhealthpodcast

93. How Your Job Can Impact Your Physical and Mental Health - AccordingtoDes

Hello and welcome to my podcast, The Wellness Project with Des. On today’s episode, I speak with Anjum Bhandari about becoming physically sick from the stresses of her full-time job. I’m Desiree, a Mental Health Therapist that is passionate about helping people improve their mental health and live a healthy and fulfilled life. One way I do this […]

Anxiety is making me feel like I need to vomit all the time

But I can't start new meds because I have less than three weeks to finish my thesis and there's still so much left to do that risking being incapacitated by a mediction is another source of anxiety 😫#Anxiety #physicalsymptoms #soanxiousimsick #sickofanxiety


Panic attacks and health obsessions

I have had GAD and Panic Disorder for decades. Lately I had been doing pretty good for a while with a combination of meds, walking, meditation and cutting out alcohol. But for the last week I can’t shake the panic. I have all these pain symptoms- side pain, some back and chest pain, jaw pain- this is kind of “normal” for my panic attacks. I hold a lot of tension in my upper body and clench my teeth enough that I have to wear a mouth guard when I sleep. Over the years I’ve also have had testing to rule out cardiac problems. So one would think I’d be able to recognize my panic symptoms for what they are and just ride it out until they go away. But no. It’s like EVERY TIME I have I bad panic attack my brain believes I’m dying, that “this time is different” and I can’t get past it. The fear and stress is so exhausting. I’m always googling symptoms trying to prove to myself that I’m ok. And I feel stupid and frustrated. I just don’t know how to shake it.
#Anxiety #PanicAttack #physicalsymptoms


Physical Anxiety #Anxiety #physicalsymptoms

I had a conversation with a lady at church, today about anxiety. She asked why I have been so anxious lately, and I wasn't able to answer her, because the anxiety is all encompassing, and there is no specific thoughts, leading to it, but it's affecting me physically, really bad. She responded with, saying that maybe I was miss labeling it, because she thought anxiety was more of a mind thing, not a body thing. Feeling a bit on the spot, I didn't think to respond with, how it still affects you physically, and would not have known how to respond beyond that. I do feel this is amxiety, because I'm so restless, all the time and it's worse around people. There are not always specific thoughts, but the physical symptoms are always there. Feel free to respond with your experiences, on this.

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Worst symptom of anxiety/depression/panic you’ve had?

Mine have been feeling like the room is spinning (like I’m gonna pass out but I don’t feel faint), tingling arms/legs, tension headaches, impending doom feeling, and major hot flashes. #Depression #Anxiety #physicalsymptoms


Am I the only one to experience intense physical anxiety symptoms? #Anxiety #physicalsymptoms

I have been dealing with the worst anxiety of my life the past 3 weeks. I have only been able to sleep 5-6 hours a night and once I wake up I'm wide awake. I have been waking up feeling so nauseous, sometimes ill gag bad, to the point of dry heaving. I have had zero appetite and im only eating one meal a day with small snacks throughout. My anxiety gets going to because the thought of food is beyond repulsive. As I know not eating makes my anxiety worse so its a terrible unbeatable cycle. I wanted to know does anyone else experience this? Or something similar? And if so, what tools or steps do you take to help minimize the symptoms? Thank you in advance, any help is greatly appreciated.


Anxious and can’t seem to get a handle on it.

I have been really anxious lately and just can’t seem to get a handle on it and calm myself down. I have been doing so much self-care and trying to take care of me but it isn’t enough.

The worst thing is I can’t really pinpoint a trigger, like I am not having specific thoughts or ruminating it is just constant running. Like background music but my constant state is anxious. I am having heaps of physical symptoms and it is tiring me out! #anxious #Anxiety #physicalsymptoms #MentalHealth


Cry First, Fatigue Later #Depression

Having depression is still a learning process with me. When I was first diagnosed with it, I was only experiencing the emotional part of it. Then after dealing with that for a time, I started experiencing the physical part of it, which was intense. Since then, I’ve had depressive episodes, but they weren’t as bad as the first.( I was diagnosed at 22, I’m now 24). Yesterday, I noticed that my chest felt heavy when before it felt empty. I began to start slowing down and felt very low on energy. I woke up this morning and my chest felt heavier than the night before and I had to lay in bed before I had enough energy to get up. I didn’t feel sick in any way, I didn’t feel anxious... Then I remembered that this was what happened the first time around. I wasn’t anxious this time around, but to go from feeling down emotionally to feeling like the weight of the world is rested on your body is something that feels weird to me. Almost as if I was in the middle of the ocean and I was being tossed around by the massive waves, and then as the water takes me under, the weight of it pushes me deeper and deeper into the ocean. I also feel that somewhere in the midst of this, I’ve lost my sense of self. #Depression #MentalHealth #Heaviness #chestheavy #physicalsymptoms #DepressionSymptoms #DepressiveEpisodes #DepressionAndMentalHealth #Fatigue #Atypicaldepression

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Physical Affects of Chronic Anxiety

Anxiety, as we all know, is a deliberating illness. It feeds on our insecurities, fears and doubts and manifests into a heavy weight that sits on your mind all the time. But it also feeds on our physical health as well. Aside from the heart palpitations and shortness of breath which are horrible to experience, there are many more physical affects. Women can suffer from irregular menstrual cycles, and periods on their own add to the stress, anxiety and depression that we often feel on a day to day life. Chronic anxiety can lead to having a lowered immune system, and suffering from more infections which also lower our moods, and affect our day to day life. When people talk about anxiety, they often leave out all of the physical side affects that come with it, even though they are just as strong and often make our condition worse. Having anxiety is so much more than just 'feeling anxious' all the time, it is a constant struggle with everyday life, even doing the most normal of things can become a huge challenge. The physical aspect of anxiety has such a huge affect on so many people, we need to talk about it more and start the conversation.
#Anxiety #Depression #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #MentalHealth #physicalsymptoms