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The Universal Truth

It is a Universal truth that I have been battling depressive episodes and bipolar episodes my whole life. It is even more rough when it comes to work. I was on medical leave for over a year, and did not know just what would occur upon returning to work. Lately I have noticed shifts in my emotions each month. With all the excitement of Halloween Horror Nights and everything wonderful about Universal, you would think I would pick up on that energy instead.

Sometime I have been dealing with emotional sickness in ways that I never thought I could handle. However, I would be lying if I said I had no set backs. I have had many and they have been VERY costly and damaging to my job life. You see, upon leaving universal January 2020, I left with 4 points. I gained a few back and wild have been at 6 attendance points, but with recent incidents I am down to 3. On days where I am sick, I come home and sleep because I have no energy to face reality.

I am sick from the disorder and on top of that, full of fear/anxiety wondering when or if that hammer at work will drop. I am very afraid. Their points system for attendance does no favors for people like me who do not yet qualify for intermittent FMLA. It is disturbing that I could lose my job, all because of my biological/neurological diseases.

Recently I found out that I have PMDD for sure. This is difficult. I just can't figure out when this stress about the points system will ever end. This is not my fault and I should not be penalized for panic disorder or manic depressive episodes. I cannot prevent them from occuring. I can only sense it's about to happen. Sometimes it occurs too late though. But, the fact of the matter is that when I need time off... I do not get it without paying an attendance point in which I am dangerously low on. I don't know how I could help a company wide system and make things right.

But tonight? I am fighting insomnia, anxiety, sickness in my stomach, butterfly feeling anxiety. I do not know what to do. I was doing so well. Good therapy. New medicine added to help with PMDD. Great progress... Until.. it happens. It never goes away.

What would you do?



Working while bipolar..

I have a really good job that pays well but it is sucking the life out of me...After my bipolar depression and psychotic episode earlier this year... in which I took off a week and half from work...I can now tell how much this is affecting my work. Some days are better than others but if I could just walk away and be okay I would. Can anyone relate?

#BipolarDisorder #workingwhilebipolar #Bipolar1 #stressors #Work #Jobs #Bipolar #Workstress #workstruggles

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Returning to the office after 12 months working from home

So after 12 months of working from home there is apparently no Covid in our state. The reason I was working from home is because I am asthmatic and previously a bad chest cold has sent me to hospital so I wasn’t chancing that with Covid. So now the state government has said it wants 100% of the workforce back at the office. But I don’t think anyone has taken into consideration the mental state of people after working from home for this long. I feel I get so much more done at home. I also complete tasks and “stay back” after my finish time as I don’t feel the need to rush off.
Since being told I am to come back my anxiety and depression has peaked. I am finding myself crying daily. The little jabs from coworkers saying “now you’ll have to get dressed” or “now you’ll actually have to do some work” that they find funny, hurt to think this is what they think I have been doing for the last year. It’s like they think I’ve had a year long holiday, not that I’ve spent the year in an anxious state concerned for my health.

#Anxiety #Depression #returntotheoffice #returntoworkaftercovid #Returntowork #COVID #Asthma #asthmatic #workstruggles #covidnormal #WorkplaceStress #workplacebullying #workplaceanxiety #Workplaceadjustments


Work and Professional Ethics: What are your tips and best practices?

Hello Might-ies,

I am doing a research on Work and Professional Ethics. My thinking process is that it touches individual's and its social Mental Health.

Thought of posting it here.

I wonder what are your TIPS or BEST PRACTICES you do (personally in your professional environment), to promote and maintain Work and Professional Ethics. Your inputs will be of great help.

Thank You So Much!

#MentalHealth #Workplace   #workstruggles


Work stress

Has anyone dealt with crap at work because of Narcolepsy? I am tardy often. I have FMLA and have asked for ADA disability accommodations. Still.... my manager treats me badly. And because she does other people now do. I have good friends there. But I literally find myself not even wanting to go to work. I was an hour and a half late this week because I worked one day and then the next I woke up with a horrible headache. So I took some Motrin and slept an hour extra. Then I went to work. And I put on my mask. The one I use so very often! I smiled and I was pleasant and I acted like nothing was happening. But inside I feel numb. Sometimes I feel like my spirit is broken. Like they have broken me. I have done nothing to these ppl. I am good at my job! But they like to make it seem like my Narcolepsy makes me bad at my job. Being 15 min. Late doesn’t make me bad at my job.

#Narcolepsy #workstruggles



Had to miss my psychologist appointment today and call off work. Still have uti and in lots of pain. Tuesday saw my family doctor and ordered a kidney ultrasound. It came back normal. Yesterday called back to family doctor who sent phenzopryride to pharmacy. Still taking antibodics while on this new prescription. Not sure if experiencing side effects or interaction. I’m so dizzy my parents need to help walk me even just to bathroom and still have low left back pain where my kidney is . Very frustrated I had to miss work again. Only made it 2x this week #SideEffects #workstruggles #Anxiety #frustrated #ChronicPain #Undiagnosed #Kidneyinfection


Today #CheckInWithMe

In so much pain from work. I wish I could do more physically at work with cleaning but my body won’t let me. Hate living with #ChronicPain daily. Also saw a deer on side of road hurt. Looks like it got hit and couldn’t get up. Cried entire way home. Don’t feel like eating dinner. Rather just take a pain pill and go to bed. My mom had to help get my socks and compression stockings off. Usually not this emotional but it’s about time of month. I increased my lexapro but living with #PMDD still sucks. Next week is going to be worse. Not only bc time of month but Sunday celebrate Christmas with my 1 bother sister in law niece and nephews. Then later in week they move 3.5 hrs away. Will celebrate Christmas with my other 2 brothers and families closer to Christmas. Also not done with Christmas shopping and have no clue nor desire what to get them #Anxiety #Depression #ComplexRegionalPainSyndrome #ChronicFatigueSyndrome #Holidaystress #workstruggles


How do you know when it’s time to be off work?

My job is unique where I drive trains do first aid and work with police to find persons who are feeling suicidal and made a threat to use our specific train system as a means to take their life. This is my 9th year. Recently the company provided us with a new Mental Health Assessment course which I took last night. It was like looking at myself from both sides of the table. Now I’m second guessing everything. I’ve been having lots of low days and fighting. My immune system is shot and I have many physical symptoms and anxiety attacks tears etc. If I can’t assess myself how can I do my job? #unabletowork #Stopworking #worklifebalance #workstruggles #Anxiety #Depression #BorderlinePersonalityDisorderBPD


Back to work. AGAIN! #workstruggles

Waiting in line at the clinic to ask for a paper from the doctor to go back to work as I no longer have sick leave insurance, but scared to go back to work and fail again and be left with no money. #failure #Nomoney #Fear


Wandering Thoughts

Some days, it's literally all I can do to stay focused and motivated. For instance, I'm sitting at my office job, staring at the next file I need to update in front of me. Nothing about what it takes to do that is logistically difficult. But it can take me way too long to actually push forward and get things done. It makes me feel like I'm terrible at my job. Other days I can blow through my filing and other tasks without thinking much about it. But days like today are tough. It's both a blessing and a curse that none of my supervisors are in the office today, so it's like... nobody is here to make me feel the pressure to work (double-edged sword). I'm sure I'm not alone in this and sometimes it just helps to write it out and not feel so alone.
#Anxiety #Depression #workstruggles #readyforanap