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i feel like ever since I got this condition thats its been next to impossible to even survive in a job setting especially while dealing with crippling depression, blank mind and chronic fatigue (low testosterone based for me) altogether...the thought of maintaining a job would just be extremely overwhelm me with the excessive stimulation and the florescent lights (i have bad sensitivity to lights) that I would just become even more weak by the end of the day, what about you guys ?
 

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I worked in a high volume retail store for over a year called Zara and did very well. Trust me, when i first applied and went into my interview, I was so spaced out and dissociated I could barely concentrate. I was scared shitless that I would do poorly and forget everything and get fired. I even had to learn the cash register and ring up customers for 9 hours straight, dealing with hundreds of dollars, work 1:30-10:30pm shifts and then a 5am-2pm shift the very next day. I did it, I did it well, I was known as one of the very few reliable workers there. You can do more than you think.

Edit: the reason why I no longer work there now is because my manager was racist towards white people and made my life living hell towards the end... and I need surgery for my reoccurring shoulder dislocation. Not because of my dissociation.
 

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I worked in a grocery store called kroger as a cashier for a few years and was expected to study and learn all the different merchandise codes throughout the store on the day i started there and took a lot of pressure from customers as well but that was before my derealization episodes developed, i consider retail my least favorite occupation as i have much more interest in the IT department and enjoy programming and making cheat projects for multiplayer games. I'm hoping to continue getting into cyber security soon after i can lessen my depression and brain fog symptoms. This is just a temporary set back
 

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Yeah working at Zara was definitely not that fun to me. I want to get into programming as well. I just bought a web developing class online. Pretty excited to start it haha!
 

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Yeah. I work as a can taking care of the elderly. It’s a pretty chill job at times. Maybe trying a job that’s less overwhelming that way you’re still working, making money and keeping your focus on something other than your condition.
 

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Severe anxiety/panic, dp/dr, excessive worry, feeling sick, etc. I cannot work or even think about holding a job, at least anything that's not online.
 

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Severe anxiety/panic, dp/dr, excessive worry, feeling sick, etc. I cannot work or even think about holding a job, at least anything that's not online.
I feel physically sick as well most of the time, that shit really s*ckssss. I'm always second guessing when i read topics like this, i honestly dont know how anyone with severe DPDR could hold a job, like really.. It makes me think i have some sort of physical disease underneath the DPDR.
 

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I feel physically sick as well most of the time, that shit really s*ckssss. I'm always second guessing when i read topics like this, i honestly dont know how anyone with severe DPDR could hold a job, like really.. It makes me think i have some sort of physical disease underneath the DPDR.
You can't sit in the house all day feeling sorry for yourself hoping it goes away. How else are you going to get back to yourself if you don't expose yourself to what's bothering you. Maybe try different supplements or maybe medication to ease the symptoms you have
 

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Believe me, i’m trying my ass off everyday to live a normal life. Just now, i went out with friends 1 hour to play midgetgolf lol, now i’m back at my house laying in bed with flu-like symptoms and extreme fatigue. I’m trying everyday, but my body is too weak. And i’m not looking for pity here, but just painting the picture.
 

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Lol sorry I didn’t wanna make it seem liike I’m attacking you. Just saying in general, you have to keep pushing. What are you taking for your flu symptoms?
 

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Mine wasn't a counter-attack as well :p and i dont take anything for the flu-symptoms, i only get those when i'm doing ''too much''. I reckon it's just my bad gut health/immune issues playing a game with me
 
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