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Offline baytownuser321

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Any teachers on here? Music teachers?
« on: March 23, 2014, 10:25:46 PM »
I am having anxiety issues this past year and it is really getting out of hand!

My temper has just been a problem!  I have to hold back so much frustration as kids are not doing what needs to be done to get these programs together that I have to prepare for!  AND, there is no negotiating the programs.  My boss is impossible and has no idea how much WORK goes into a production.

I am at a point that I may not go back next year!  THen I won't know what in the world I will do to make a living. 

I have been to the doctor (psychiatrist) who says I have ADD....when I take my meds I am able to cope better...it does help with the frustration but I am just concerned how bad this year has become!  In the past I have not had to take my concerta everyday, but these past months, since January, I've had to take it pretty much daily.  It does help as I said but I think it might create some anxiety too.

I also take 2 mg of clonazepam at night to help me sleep....I have been trying to cut back on that as I have been on it for about 4 years.  I take 3/4 of the pill and I am wondering if I am having side effects from withdrawal.  I understand getting off of clonazepam can be really tough.

Any advise or thoughts are welcome!  I know this sounds a little confusing, but if you are a teacher, especially a music teacher, you understand I'm sure!  THANK you in advance.  Oh and I can sleep all night taking my clonazepam, but I feel just as tired when I wake up....I do NOT feel rested.  IT's a vicious cycle.

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Re: Any teachers on here? Music teachers?
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2014, 05:50:59 AM »
Welcome to the forum. Good to have you as a member. Here you are with like minded people. People who understand. As we all suffer from something or other. So feel free to ask any questions. Our members are always willing to help others out. Good chatroom too. 3 posts to enter the room.

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Re: Any teachers on here? Music teachers?
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2014, 03:02:09 PM »
Hey there!
I'm a first-year music teacher too (high school choir; 24 years old). I've been struggling with anxiety since 2011 when I had my first "spontaneous" panic attack out of nowhere. My job is very high pressure as well so I know what you are talking about. I tend to wake up with tachycardia and heart palpitations a lot. I also had a lot of stomach and bowel issues last semester. I also have ADD, Tourette's Syndrome, OCD/hypochondria (undiagnosed), depression, and an overall sense of fear at times (mostly for no real reason). I want to be the very best teacher I can possibly become. I think we both can use our struggles as a way of connecting with our students. I've decided that the first day of school next year I will share my struggles with my students (not being super detailed about anxiety). I think that will open the door of acceptance in my classroom more so than it already is. We are all a work in progress and we must accept where we are in life no matter where we are.

Let me know how you're doing!
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