I couldn't agree more with this post right now. This past weekend was one of the roughest I've had at work in many months, it was extremely busy and we were shorthanded as two of our other supervisors were out. Not to mention, my district supervisors had emailed me with expectations that needed to be fulfilled by monday, and those would require nearly all of my time, so I was under a lot of pressure. But, I had to rationalize and just do what I could and helped out my immediate supervisor and coworkers with the local issues first, and did what I could for my district supervisors when the time was available. On top of that, Sat. night I began running a fever at work and had to leave a few hours early. I took some Nyquil, but was afraid of how it would react with my prescription med for my vestibular migraines (dizziness), so I skipped taking that med. Sunday was another rough day, made worse by having a migraine and body aches all day. I took more Nyquil and skipped my prescribed med again. Monday started better, as I was feeling a lot better and the stress load was less at work, but towards the end of the night I became very dizzy, my anxiety flared up, and I ended up leaving about 45 minutes early.
Now I told that story for background to today... I woke up this afternoon still feeling light headed and dizzy. Also had chest soreness and light pain. My first thought was I've never had anxiety carry on this long, what if something else was wrong? But then I began to think... I've had a really stressful weekend, skipped the meds that are suppose to help calm me down, and was sick on top of that. How should I be feeling right now? Certainly not 'fine'! Hopefully the light headedness will subside as I get back into a normal routine over the next few days.