what works best for stress/anxiety problems. coworker is going cuckoo

brainhulk

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She had a very busy/bad weekend at work.
She is only 26 and she told me her b/p was in the 160's and hr in the 90's over the weekend. She gets dizzy standing up. She just spent the last 3 hours talking to herself(that is driving me nuts) working on a problem i usually resolve in 2 minutes. She is using a stressball and clutching it whenever she gets a call. Is she having a psychotic break?

Yoga? Alcohol? Xanax? Xanax and Alchohol?
 
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BoomerD

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Sounds like she's not cut out for whatever job she's in...recommend a change in jobs.

just tell her...life is way too short to work at a job you hate or can't deal with the various stresses that accompany it.
 

tortillasoup

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She had a very busy/bad weekend at work.
She is only 26 and she told me her b/p was in the 160's and hr in the 90's over the weekend. And she gets dizzy standing up. She just spent the last 3 hours talking to herself(that is driving me nuts) working on a problem i usually resolve in 2 minutes. She is using a stressball and clutching it whenever she gets a call. Is she having a psychotic break?

Yoga? Alcohol? Xanax? Xanax and Alchohol?

Maybe you should try hooking up with her. Maybe she hasn't had any man in her life for some time, needs to stress release.
 

brainhulk

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Sounds like she's not cut out for whatever job she's in...recommend a change in jobs.

just tell her...life is way too short to work at a job you hate or can't deal with the various stresses that accompany it.

she was never the most efficient, but worked ok before. I think this past weekend really messed with her. Is there some way to get her back to before? maybe a long vacation?

Maybe you should try hooking up with her. Maybe she hasn't had any man in her life for some time, needs to stress release.

she is very naive, and I've been slowly corrupting her. Teaching her dirty words here and there. When I suggested she smoke a joint, she said, " I think I need a boyfriend to donkey punch me!"

-wow
 

tortillasoup

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she is very naive, and I've been slowly corrupting her. Teaching her dirty words here and there. When I suggested she smoke a joint, she said, " I think I need a boyfriend to donkey punch me!"

-wow

I have no idea what is going on but I'm pretty sure she needs the dick as I'm sure that will help "straighten her out".
 

BoomerD

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I have no idea what is going on but I'm pretty sure she needs the dick as I'm sure that will help "straighten her out".

It can't hurt...right? Well...unless she's one of the crazies who wants to fall in love with every guy she fucks...then it could get much worse for the OP.
 

tortillasoup

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It can't hurt...right? Well...unless she's one of the crazies who wants to fall in love with every guy she fucks...then it could get much worse for the OP.

Well if he ever finds himself unable to get rid of her, best thing to do is study her and see what she is attracted to and what repulses her, then take on those repulsive characteristics so that she effectively dumps him.
 

Linux23

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You guys are such pigs. Mental health is a serious issue and shouldn't be joked about. Something is wrong with her, OP did you talk to her about what's going on?
 

brainhulk

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You guys are such pigs. Mental health is a serious issue and shouldn't be joked about. Something is wrong with her, OP did you talk to her about what's going on?

She said she couldn't cope with the workload by herself over the weekend. Now she is just a wreck. She was supposed to leave at 1 am, but she stayed in our breakroom doing paperwork by herself until 4 am. I asked her if she was ok to drive home, I will get her an uber, but she said she has calmed down and should be ok

She already left a message she wouldn't be coming into work later, hopefully a couple days off will work?
 
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Stopsignhank

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Blood pressure that high is extremely unhealthy. You should tell her she needs to see a doc about that, now! The doc may also prescribe some anxiety meds, but she needs to get that blood pressure down.
 

monkeydelmagico

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deep breath and don't take the job too seriously. Most jobs are not life and death.

FWIW once you have worked in a job that IS life or death it puts everything else you do into perspective.
 

Zeze

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Man, she sounds like she's tightly wound up. That can't be good for her.

She probably needs therapy in the way she approaches/handles stress, a nice vacation, and some career courses to manage workload efficiently.

And a big D.
 

SP33Demon

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I'd recommend an adaptogen supplement like Rhodiola and some Grape Seed Extract to lower her BP.
 

Fritzo

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I'm exactly like this. I have a very thin skin and tend to carry the weight of the world on my shoulders. If something doesn't go right at work, if someone doesn't like my performance, or if I make a mistake, I'm up at 3am staring at the ceiling and I focus on everything I've done wrong in my life.

The only thing that seemed to help me is vigorous exercise. Weight training helps overtense my muscles and the heavy breathing releases the pit in my stomach. I seem to be able to relax afterward. As a side benefit, I'm 45 and my wife brags to her friends about my muscle tone (I'm stressed a lot :D )

Man, she sounds like she's tightly wound up. That can't be good for her.

She probably needs therapy in the way she approaches/handles stress, a nice vacation, and some career courses to manage workload efficiently.

And a big D.

No, that didn't help me at all. :sneaky:
 
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brainhulk

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well, screw it. I just emailed my boss saying that I am concerned about her health. She told me also she asked for some time off after the weekend to get settled, but they scheduled her anyway because there wasnt additional staff available to cover. She needs help, and they shouldnt let her work until her issues are resolved. hopefully this email doesn't cause her to get let go.
 

Zeze

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What kind of work does she do that gets her wound up so much? Also work on weekends?
 

CraKaJaX

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Clutching a stress ball whenever she gets a call? From who?

All remedies noted above should work in some form or another.