I had tried every online suggestion to manage anxiety prior to seeking medication. But the panic attacks. Excessive sweating. Debilitating worrying. The random striking of chest pain always continued.
Is it wrong to speak up for this when at work? I feel like there is a fine line between your boss viewing you as weak or having poor performance versus truly needing time to cope. Allowing the time off to seek help. Sometimes taking ten minutes, alone, to gather oneself.
My boss says that I appear to be “okay” and “normal” so I must be okay… but, my internal systems feel like they are shutting down and being suffocated. The reason he believes I am so “okay” is that I can perform all my regular duties but the amount of stress placing on my mind and body is excruciating.
Is it wrong of me to tell him?