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Best way to deal with anxiety at work until I can get on medicine?

Today all I did was sign up the initial forms and my anxiety already overwhelmed me and nearly freaked out. I can't let that happen of course when I start working. I see the psychiatrist Tuesday morning, I have orientation for work Tuesday night. However I can't start my medicine until Thursday because I am on a sliding scale with the office as i have not had income or insurance and they will give me free medicine. How can I keep it together long enough to keep my job while waiting to get my medicine?

Asked By: - 3/8/2011
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One thing is you have to do body checks. Make notice of the things you do with your body when you are anxious, like maybe breath fast, cross your arms across your body, shake tremble. Notice those things and do body checks to tell yourself not to do those things and keep them in check... More
Answered By: PETA - 3/8/2011
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Get some Xanax on the street until your script is ready.
Answered By: Dave - 3/8/2011
 
I suppose relaxation techniques 3 times a day for 15 minutes each, float with your anxiety dont fight, and suppress any negative emotions you have right now, like block them out.
Answered By: Marcus C - 3/8/2011
 
I wouldn't recommend any supplements in the mean time as this will just confuse the mixture and plus may take a few days to take effect. Try some herbal rescue remedy spray in the mean time... More
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Answered By: Ogm Counselling - 3/8/2011
 
Discuss this matter w/ your boss so he knows what you're going through. I would try relaxing through hypnosis recordings, meditation, progressive muscle relaxation (clenching up muscle groups, then relaxing them), deep-breathing, etc.
Answered By: Ryan Ryan - 3/8/2011
 
This does not work for everyone with anxiety but it helps a lot of us. Take inositol, you can buy it in capsules or powder. In your case, I would recommend the powder. Mix it in water - it has a slight sweet thing going on, and sip on it through the day. You can buy it at health food stores and it is considered to be... More
Answered By: stridor - 3/8/2011
 
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