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Whatto Do If Apices Is At Your Job Site
Bad anxiety because I've been very stressed at work. Would changing jobs help? Also feel a little depressed.
Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more
Used Paxil (paroxetine) 8 yrs. For depression. Was fired from 2 jobs. I believe drug caused aggressive behavior at work. Anyone heard of this side effect?
Paxil (paroxetine) & aggression?: Ssri antidepressants generally calm aggression rather than increasing it. A small percentage of patients (3-5%) may experience agitation on the medication. There have been legal arguments about the "agitation" manifesting as aggression. On the other hand, depression itself may cause irritability and angry outbursts. ...Read more
New employment.: Take your power back. Look aggressively for employment. You don't have to find the perfect job or perfect salary immediately. You can find something to pay the bills now and then stairstep up as you go. ...Read more
Dribble before urine: Are you waiting an extended period of time and holding it in before urinating? May be overflow effects or elements of stress (this is more common in women but can occur in males) may need pelvic floor training. Can occur with enlarged prostate but you are rather young. Go earlier and consider kegel exercises where you train the pelvic floor. Follow up w/urology ...Read more
Whatever the type,: This is not easy but it is possible and ultimately a decision only you can make. I guess you don't think you can just say - 'stop! ' if the company is large enough for a gym, there should be an hr director in personnel. Ask them for general practice guidelines. Move ahead as you feel comfortable. Whistleblowers are needed but often get hurt a bit in the process. Thank you for your courage. ...Read more
Work: Sure, as long as you keep it on professional level. ...Read more
Worked out off and on all my adult life. Most of the time walked a lot at work. Then switched to web job. How to get back in shape safely?
Just start: The first step in completing any hard task is to just start. Unless you have any pre-existing medical conditions or health concerns, start slowly & add volume and intensity in small increments. Mix in both cardio and resistance exercises. Shoot for at least 20 minutes/day and 3/week and build from there. Try different exercises to find what you enjoy. If there are health concerns, talk to your doc. ...Read more
I have coccydynia. I have major flare ups and miss lots of work. I sit all day at work and can't leave my desk. Should I find a different job?
Discuss this with: Your doctor, and see what he/she recommends, there may be some modifications that could be made that could be helpful. But your doctor can help guide you through this. For now make sure you use off-loading u-pillows, and/or donut pillow (with middle cut out) to help off-load the coccyx when you sit down. Good luck. ...Read more
A Pain in the Butt: The simple answer is to get up and move around if possible. Sitting all day on improper seats can irritate the sciatic nerve as well as the coccyx or tail bone. Coccydynia is a painful condition of the tail bone and the bursa that may respond to injection therapy. Sciatica requires relief from compression. Keep a wallet in the front pocket. Vascular claudication is a also likely possibility. ...Read more
My energy level is extremely low at work. I love my job but I got tired very easily. What should I do?
Schedule?: Assuming you're not depressed because you state you love your job, we would need to know specifics about your schedule. Long hours? Night shifts? Swing shifts? Ability to sit and eat good healthy meals during the work day? Days off? These are all things that can affect your energy level, and quite frankly your health, during the work day. ...Read more
I took the 1st shot for hep b vax last year at work. I left job and never got 2&3. Any issues with this other than not being immune?
No harm: You may not be immune to hep b, but otherwise getting one shot is not harmful. You could check your immune status by getting a blood test to measure antibodies to hep b. ...Read more
I have a dry cough which mainly occurs at work, where no windows open, and the aircon is rubbish. Job is telemarketing, is there a connection?
Probably related: The dry cough could be from a few reasons. Your workplace air may be too dry for you, causing a cough, it could cause a postnasal drip to occur making you cough, it could also be due to something in the air that you may be allergic to, also causing a cough. Another possibility is the job itself. Talking for hours can irritate your throat causing your cough. There are likely other possibilities. ...Read more
Arch support: Consider purchasing an inexpensive arch support from your local pharmacy. This will decrease the tension placed on your foot at these points. When not working, place a tennis ball on the floor under the arch of your foot and roll it in a massage like fashion to loosen the tight muscles. Stretch foot muscles by placing the front of your foot on a step letting the heel fall below the step for a min. ...Read more
I got good rest last night, but I've felt tired and fatigued all day at work. I do a physical job, construction, and was even nodding off at times.?
More info needed: Thanks for your question! Was this a one time thing? Or has this been going on for a while? If its just today, I would get a good night's sleep and see how you feel tomorrow. But if you see a pattern of extreme fatigue, you could have sleep apnea. You should be evaluated by your doc. ...Read more
There's a rash on my husband's neck. Pic & description in files. New job site, new shirts, stopped using shirts, somewhat helped but still spreading.
What's your question: Insufficient information about your husband to answer your non-existent question! Sounds like he has some form of sensitivity to his shirts. Detergent possibly — but you never describe your detailed question — hence, no answer! ...Read more
How to not be so stressed at work? I am stuck in a career I hate and do not belong. It is not my dream job. I am miserable not doing something I enjoy
Start preparing: How long it will take to prepare for work you'd like depends on many variables - but whatever they are - the answer is the same. Start! The career climate is not great, but that's just another variable. So, Start! If it's too confusing, starting starts w/ a job counselor. The good news that this may keep you so busy, you won't mind the job as much. Keep your eye on the goal and move toward it. ...Read more
Desk job kills me. Feel almost elderly at work (in 30s dealing w/ctd).Spine hurts, shooting leg pains. Get up atleast 1x/hr. Great when active. How 2 deal?
Keep moving: Two things to consider. First, consider further testing to ensure see if the back and leg pain you have may be more than just related to your connective tissue disease. For example, a disc herniation is a very treatable condition and could be diagnosed on an mri. Finally, although it is not simple, find a way to keep moving even while at work. Good luck! ...Read more
I'm being bullied at work in a very stressful job Management won't stop it what strategies can I use on commute, to prevent stress/anger at home?
Bully at work: Please go up the chain of command until satisfaction. Everyone has a boss, inside the organization or in law enforcement. Life can be unjust and maybe you will have to move on but at least you will have done these acts of self-respect. Please do not stoop to their level. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Why do my panic attacks seem to only happen at work? I have a stress free job that pays me very well. I should be happy as a clam, not having pa's
Other causes: While your assumptions make sense, panic attacks frequently occur for a variety of reasons. You may be drinking coffee at work which is triggering them, your other medications may be precipitating them, it could be the physical environment, with allergens, and so on. Talk to your treating physician about treating your anxiety with a medicine that lasts all day instead of alprazolam. ...Read more
Rash on back of husband's neck. Pic & description in files. New job site, new shirts, stopped using shirts, helped somewhat but is still spreading?
Healthtap: HealthTap doctors cannot see pictures in your file through the Q&A in this manner. For specific concerns about the rash or any other health issue, please request a healthtap prime or concierge consult with a physician in your state. ...Read more
Plica resection w/a meniscus trim about 4 wks ago. Minimal swelling, stiffness after long standing (my job) & no pain. Should I wear a sleeve at work?
Knee swelling.: Per my experience, it does not hurt to have extra support and protection. Wearing a knee brace especially for your job until swelling and stiffness go away completely is not a bad idea. ...Read more
Stress treatment what can one do to pull out of sress and depression when thoughts of work related injuries and knowledge of wrong doings by others that I can not recieve attention to correct. Constantly preoccupies my life I had job site injury that wrec
This: This sounds like a tough situation. It is quite clear that you feel very depleted after the workman's compensation issue. When faced with such a challenge, it is pretty common to have a great deal of focus, time and energy concentrated on it. However, now that there has been some resolution, it will exhaust you if you continue to be absorbed by anger. After the dissappointment of no longer being able to fulfill career dreams; it is important to step back and to develop a new set of goals to replace the old ones. It is important to work through the variety of strong feelings you are experiencing. Having a good therapist, could be of real help because you need to heal and then you to need to move on with your life. What is important is not if we are knocked down, but that we get back up. Take care. ...Read more
Out in a job site doing construction. No where to pee so I use a bottle that a coworker used earlier. Can I get a std by doing this.
No: No, there is no direct contact with the bottle and STD's do not live well on inanimate objects like bottles and toilet seats ...Read more
Hotel housekeeper 8 weeks pregnant. Heavy lifting, standing. Had miscarriage at work before this pregnancy. Should I find another job?
Loss: Working as a housekeeper did/does not cause a miscarriage. ...Read more
I have been having sore throats quite a while. Could it be as simple as the ac at work? My job involves talking a lot on phone. I stay hydrated.
Can someone please recommend the best mouse to use at work with usb after r hand carpal tunnel release surgery. I'm afraid of losing my job please help!
Combo: After carpel tunnel release you should be improved. Try a combination of track pad and mouse. You are trying to alternate and give enough time to rest between movements. Ask if dragon naturally speaking could be used. ...Read more
At work I was pushed to into a wall. Went to ER due to the job I have. Have contusion on leg and back strain. When I stand I have burning down leg now?
You must get worked: Up for a herniated disc. Go back to your treating physician. Any weakness, knee buckling, urinary or bowel incontinence? ...Read more
I had fluid drained from breast 6wks after excisional biopsy. Now, 2wks later, site is red, swollen & warm. Could my physical job cause complications?
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