I have had nightmares, panic and anxiety attacks, and episodes of dissociation since the last incident that occurred. I actually have not been physically at work since July 20th. When I explained the situation to my therapist, she was cautious to put me on medical restriction to work offsite so as to not exasperate the PTSD symptoms that were showing up.
Since I’ve been away from him, the nightmares have decreased significantly, as have the anxiety and panic attacks; however, I am stressed about other aspects of not being at work. Someone was hired to cover for me in my absence, and after only 3 weeks on the job, she has been assigned as my boss. She’s not really giving me very much work and has been condescending on a couple of occasions. It’s clear to me that this woman hopes to have my job entirely.