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Just walked into an urgent care clinic for chronic anxiety. I sat in front of my computer over the past two days with cold clammy hands with 0 productivity. What should I do? FMLA?

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Sounds like it. Maybe see a therapist first?

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Yes. Take care of yourself! Whatever it takes OP.

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First, close the computer and don't make yourself try to work. Time to talk to experts. They'll help you in finding the right coping skills for your lifestyle. One step at a time, you can do it :)

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YouTube Albert Ellis And listen to his workshops - maybe that will help

If you go on medical leave, you're going to need a dr to fill out the forms. Try finding a therapist and take some PTO.

Acute anxiety like this often comes from when less intense anxiety hasn't been dealt with. Find a therapist, modify life style, and ideally find a functional medicine doctor. Careful taking benzo drugs bc they are addictive.

I started seeing a life coach who specializes in anxiety/productivity. It’s been really helpful so far. Her name is Julie Gray if you want to google her

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