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Why am I not able to handle the stress and pressure of promotion in job?


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Published At August 13, 2018
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am 34 years old and have an 8-year-old boy. I just got promoted and I am not happy with it. I am unable to handle the stress and pressure of the new role. I do not wish to do any work not at work and at home. I do not wish to go to the office and just pray that I should get sick or have an accident. I do not wish to stay at home also. I do not wish to live. I think I have panic attacks in the morning like I am unable to breathe, feel really low, cannot sleep at night. And the thing is all other people who are working in my current position are doing it very well. Why am I not able to handle it? I have the option to take reversal but am really scared. What would other people, my friends, my relatives think? I feel like my mind is going to explode. Also, now we are planning to have a baby. I am really terrified.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have reviewed your query and here is my advise. Change in position at the workplace creates extra stress and new challenges. Your problem is obvious and temporary. You are having multiple responsibilities managing son and household works beautifully. Keep confidence in yourself. Just accept the change and keep yourself calm. You can start yoga or mild exercises to relax yourself. Listen to music in free time. Take proper sleep and rest. You can also take breaks from work. There are few medicines also to overcome stress and depression. But still, I would advice you to wait for sometime. With time, you will build up the confidence to deal with these problems. Otherwise, SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) medicines would be the last option. Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Awadhesh P. Singh Solanki
Dr. Awadhesh P. Singh Solanki


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