Originally posted by huggietoes
It has occurred to me that my job and the undue stress it causes are causing me health problems. GI upset, headaches, menstrual irregularities, palpitations, oh yeah and depression. Am I crazy to consider leaving?
Do you have disability insurance with your employer? If you do, run, DON'T walk to your PCP. If he/she can substantiate that you are unable to work due to a serious health problem, get that documentation, GO HOME AND FILE FOR STD!
Honey, I know EXACTLY what you are going through! Three weeks ago I was virtually on the verge of a nervous breakdown, due to the stress that my job was causing me. Then, my DDD started acting up (probably due to the stress, too), and that was THE icing on the cake. If I hadn't gone out when I did, I would have been in a psych ward, by now.
If you don't have disability insurance, apply for FMLA anyway (you are ENTITLED to it, under the law). Go to your family and ask for help, if you need help paying your bills (I did, and it tickled my older sister to death, just her knowing that I needed her help). You need time to heal and to decompress...just as I am doing right now....and make a decision about your future at that place.
As the old saying goes: "Don't Let the Door Hit Ya, Where the Good Lord Split Ya". If you can't take a LOA, get the HECK out of there! YOU are #1, NOT them!