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Re: At work with a mask on - Sucks
Reply #30 on: August 06, 2021, 11:03:24 AM
the point is though that it doesn't prevent someone from wearing a mask.

Actually you don't sound that familiar with really bad anxiety. Anxiety isn't just being a bit nervous about something (i.e as you describe the old lady who is anxious about getting her groceries). If you've got severe GAD the physical symptoms of that are absolutely crippling and most certainly could prevent someone from wearing a mask. Like I said I was lucky that my really bad anxiety days were behind me (hopefully forever) way before COVID hit, and so the symptoms and attacks I've had to fight off due to a mask have been mild (hence I've always managed to wear one). However if this had been in 2017 I could barely leave the house without the world swaying and twirling and going blurry, feeling faint and unable to focus - there is no way in the world I could have worn a mask back then I'd have passed out.

I do think we're largely on the same page - I've worn mine religiously and still think its the right thing to do, but I couldn't denounce someone for not wearing one because I know there was a time I couldn't have.

Are you getting help for that?  An old friend of mine suffers in a very similar way, and a couple of years ago made an attempt to take his own life.  Unsuccessfully thankfully.

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Re: At work with a mask on - Sucks
Reply #31 on: August 06, 2021, 12:25:43 PM
Are you getting help for that?  An old friend of mine suffers in a very similar way, and a couple of years ago made an attempt to take his own life.  Unsuccessfully thankfully.

Yes mate thanks for checking. Went to the GP in 2018, put on a course of CBT (unsure if this helped) and been on 50mg of Sertraline a day ever since - the sertraline changed my life. It hasn't magically made it vanish, but it's managed it down to a point where attacks are now few and far between and generally triggered by something specific (claustrophobic situations when driving are a particular trigger). Finally well enough now that I actually resigned from BT after 17 years last month and start a new role with Shropshire Council on the 23rd. Still nervous but I simply couldn't have faced this a year or two ago!

Hope your friend is ok, I know what that's like I definitely started to have some dark thoughts back then - but I have a great wife and great friends who made me get the right help.
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Re: At work with a mask on - Sucks
Reply #32 on: August 06, 2021, 13:39:37 PM
Congratulations on your new role and I'm glad you're not in the same place you were many years ago with your anxiety :ptu:

Re: At work with a mask on - Sucks
Reply #33 on: August 09, 2021, 13:28:48 PM
Try working on a hot as balls hospital ward for 12 hours a day with a face mask on. It's absolutely horrendous, and I've had to go home early a couple of times due to heat exhaustion. I know, I know, I have to wear a mask to protect myself and patients but honestly, it f**king sucks and I can't wait until I don't have to wear one.

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Reply #34 on: August 09, 2021, 19:49:45 PM
Try working on a hot as balls hospital ward for 12 hours a day with a face mask on. It's absolutely horrendous, and I've had to go home early a couple of times due to heat exhaustion. I know, I know, I have to wear a mask to protect myself and patients but honestly, it f**king sucks and I can't wait until I don't have to wear one.

Just a shame that the UK government seems to have been more interested in profit for their rich chumps and killing pensioners off than protecting the public.

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Reply #35 on: August 10, 2021, 16:51:08 PM
Try working on a hot as balls hospital ward for 12 hours a day with a face mask on. It's absolutely horrendous, and I've had to go home early a couple of times due to heat exhaustion. I know, I know, I have to wear a mask to protect myself and patients but honestly, it f**king sucks and I can't wait until I don't have to wear one.

Just a shame that the UK government seems to have been more interested in profit for their rich chumps and killing pensioners off than protecting the public.

Indeed. Shame they don't come and do a stint on a hospital ward themselves, if they saw the things I've seen they'd probably change their tune.

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Reply #36 on: August 30, 2021, 07:42:15 AM
Try working on a hot as balls hospital ward for 12 hours a day with a face mask on. It's absolutely horrendous, and I've had to go home early a couple of times due to heat exhaustion. I know, I know, I have to wear a mask to protect myself and patients but honestly, it f**king sucks and I can't wait until I don't have to wear one.


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My post was not anything around not wanting to, not doing the right thing or anything like that. But an office job sitting a desk and having to wear a mask where the office air circulation is not great and so on.. Hints to what Cornholio has to go through (but no where near to that scale) when you are not used to it as I said - Just sucks.


I have been working from home since this now for like 6 weeks and its been better with my office setup and no mask at home needed.
Have had to come in this week though so masking it up again.

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Reply #37 on: September 04, 2021, 11:55:58 AM
[Seems a lot of care workers are switching to companies like Amazon who pay better and don't ask for their people to have been vaccinated.

A lot of the vaccination issue seems to be politicians not telling the truth or outright lying mixed with media doing the same. Apparently news outlets do not have to tell the truth, even if they know it.

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Reply #38 on: September 07, 2021, 15:43:57 PM
I guarantee we will be back in Lockdown in no time.

Lockdown incoming in October, ive been telling Clock'd One its been on the cards for months.
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Reply #39 on: September 08, 2021, 22:42:31 PM
I guarantee we will be back in Lockdown in no time.

Lockdown incoming in October, ive been telling Clock'd One its been on the cards for months.
But what's the point?

Are lockdowns here to stay? The country is what 80% vaccinated now, and so many people must have been exposed... At what point is the decision made that the country has reached max immunity and it is what it is?

I'm not advocating not locking down... Its something I've been pondering about for NZ... Once we reach the target vaccination level and they start to open up, are they going to tolerate it in the community or are we going to be bouncing around for the next year or two or three...

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Re: At work with a mask on - Sucks
Reply #40 on: September 09, 2021, 09:23:37 AM
Given:

1) Not everyone is or will be vaccinated
2) The vaccine will need a booster every six months from the looks of it
3) The vaccines don't stop spread or stop you catching it
4) People are no longer wearing masks generally. Mask wearing is now the exception
5) People are mingling and no longer distancing
6) Covid cases are still regarded as high

I'd say lockdowns aren't going to go away for some time, it's become cyclic.

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Reply #41 on: September 18, 2021, 16:38:41 PM
The vaccines simply stop you suffering bad symptoms and in most cases stop people needing hospitalization or dying. Which also means the virus will continue to mutate under the radar.

However, the Tory government have the country in a bad enough state as it is, so they will try to avoid any lockdown unless it is extremely severe.

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