Having a panic attack working remotely. Can’t do anything today without crying, feel like it’s going to backfire on my performance. Is going to the er my only option right now ?

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Definitely email and say you are unwell and take the rest of the day off. Tomorrow too. And yes go to the ER. Are you having chest pains?

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Oops sorry, just saw this was 2 days ago. I hope you are resting and doing better.

Go to your normal doctor as a walk in, explain the situation, and they will likely give you a prescription for klonopin which is a lifesaver. Short term fix but it works wonders

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I think a general practitioner would be MUCH more likely to prescribe anxiety meds to a new patient than urgent care where it may be perceived as drug seeking behavior

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Oh god. I’m so sorry you went through this. You’re not alone & hope you got some relief

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Something that helps me is to take deep, slow breaths and tell myself that it’s going to be okay. It sounds so simple / almost silly to put that in writing, but I think this is similar to more formal meditation techniques (breathing exercises, reciting mantras etc). Also if you’re tired take a nap. Eat something & stay hydrated. Don’t worry about work, in the big scheme of things it’s not important. Is anything triggering your anxiety? Are you overly stressed from work or is it something else? As others said, a doctor can help with short and long term solutions. Be open with them about everything so they can be maximally helpful. You’ll get through this 💕 sending positive thoughts your way

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