I Doubt They Even Understand What They're Doing

While it's really no secret to anyone in my family, since they catch me every time, I constantly have panic attacks before going in to work.
My whole chest tightens up, I breathe shallowly, I feel like I am going to cry for hours, and it never fails, just before work, I get all of this.
I mean, I went from having no work to working 8+ hours almost every day of the week, with no real set schedule since it changes every week.
It's too much pressure. I can't take it. No money is worth this much stress on my life.
I did back down on hours, opting for part time, but that isn't going to take effect until after 4th of July. which without a doubt, I will be working. I just know how they work.
I just don't know if I can get through these weeks until then. A panic attack daily for the next three weeks? Someone please help me.
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RosieRamona90
I'm working 14 hours on July 4th, so I'll be right there with you. Trying to keep my cool and slap a smile on my face while everyone I know is with friends and family. It's a bummer, but we can get through it.
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tanyalasagna
Rosie, you might be able to take medical leave. Google the term FMLA and look up medical leave for stress or paic disorder. This is serious.
Talk to your manager or HR. Tell them you feel over whelmed. Maybe take a day off. Or find a new job that you can handle. It is hard finding the right job, but everything happens for a reason. Try getting there early and talk your self up. You can do this! Just keep pushing through. Things will work out. You got this!
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Glow
I used to have panic attacks daily before my old job. I got used to it being a part of my routine (and being completely unpredictable) eventually and stopped having them.
That isn't helpful at all and I apologize.
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