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Re: Anyone lost their job because of depression? clubfitter

Posted by ClearSkies on December 6, 2007, at 10:28:42 [reposted on December 15, 2007, at 3:04:22 | original URL]

In reply to Anyone lost their job because of depression?, posted by clubfitter on December 4, 2007, at 20:47:54

> I feel like I am about to. Its' so noticeable and people ask me whats wrong everyday. I'm a whole different person since this most recent episode. Its' got me scared to death.

I took personal leave once for depression, then came back to work and found that I wasn't ready for it at all. I decided to quit before I was asked to leave. That was almost 3 years ago, and I'm just now considering that I might be ready to go back to work - to be able to regain health care benefits. What an irony.
At the time that I left work, my pdoc did not think that I needed to do it. She and I disagreed on almost all aspects of my illness and treatment. She really wanted me to be a lot tougher and thicker skinned on all fronts, and discounted my therapist's assessment of PTSD. This probably hurt me as much as anything.

Eventually I found another pdoc, and have had my diagnosis updated, medication changed appropriately, and my life has started to turn around. I don't think I could have done any of this and held a job - no, scratch that, I KNOW I could not have held a job and gone through the last couple of years. I had to put my mental health before everything else in order to start to recover.




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