Just found this thread and was a very good read.
I’ve always had anxiety since school but to the level I could manage without actually seeing a doctor.
I left my small retail job in December, and started at Aldi at the beginning of May and it just tipped me over the edge.
Panic attacks, vomiting, migraines etc before every shift and extreme anxiety during my shifts until on Sunday I cracked and physically couldn’t go back and had to confess to my family and girl I was really struggling.
Visited a doctor yesterday and they diagnosed me with generalised anxiety disorder. Prescribed me some medication and have signed me up for an healthy mind program that starts soon. So hopefully this will be a big help, because even though beforehand it was manageable it was tiring everyday living with it. You start doubting the people closest to you, doubting my girlfriend who is the most honest, loyal and open person ever was the last straw for me, I knew my brain was messing with me.
But yeah what a great relief it is to have it out in the open, everyone has been great about it and now hopefully I can improve it.