Hello, I am new to this website. Was diagnosed in 2000 and have been ‘stable’ for about 10 years, by this I mean I know the importance of taking my medication.
I lead a fairly normal life…I have a son, a partner , I have a permanent term time job…I have issues with anxiety around people. In my job I work with lots of people and it is often busy.
I am returning to the workplace after the summer in 2 weeks time …I am beginning to feel dread about it, the last time I saw my psychiatrist I told him I think I have a bit of social anxiety ( although I have never been diagnosed it) , he told me he would discuss it with me at the next appointment…and if there is a problem there he will then cross that bridge.
Also, is there anyone here from the UK?
I get DLA at present, but the thought of possibly not qualifying for PIP in the future is making me anxious and some money worries are surfacing again.
My job is ok…it is term time, meaning I only work when the students are in…so I only work 30 weeks a year…my pay is decent I suppose…but there’s always this worry at the back of my mind that I will have no money.
I don’t really hear voices ( at least I don’t think I do) but I really wish I could get advice on how to help myself.
I had cancer 2 years ago and survived it…if I can beat that I should be able to beat SZ.
But it’s hard…nobody at work knows my condition - I just wish the stigma wasn’t there.
Any thoughts/advice appreciated , thanks!!!