Anxiety attacks jury duty

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1348086 tn?1370786785 Sounds like a strange question in anxiety forums, however, if I feel trapped (ie, meetings, riding in a car, church, etc) I have major anxiety and panic attacks. If I have to be on a jury, I will go nuts. So with all seriousness, how does one get out of jury duty?
Avatar f tn But if you need it, you need it. The jury duty part is, yes, you can get out of jury duty due to anxiety. Whether or not you need a doctor's note depends on your local jurisdiction, but you probably will. I would caution, though, that although you mention you're suffering anxiety because of this, you don't say how badly this is affecting your life in the sense of avoiding things. I know this is easy to say, but avoidance will make the problem harder to get over.
1583557 tn?1307895383 - and then for the first 2 wks only half days. Which would put me out to March 1st. I have jury duty that day! OMG! Doing great on the not smoking bit- down to maybe half a cig/day. Hardly inhaling, if at all. Having terrible sweats and hot flashes, anxiety attacks and fatigue. Really really tired.
717649 tn?1230748114 i thought i would stop in i have depression high anxiety and severe ptsd. i don't want to go into details onhere cause then the flash backs movie rels won't stop the rest of the day .... but they are always there when i rest or try and sleep its like a flood it does NOT stop its always going on its just worse at bed time but when i'm going some where or talking to some one i'm watching a show really its always playing in the back of my head ...i was dignosed 10 yrs ago .
255722 tn?1452550141 we're walking right along side of you (and those of us who are not inclined to pass out, will hold you up whenever we can). I remember when my sister was on jury duty. She interrupted the judge (YIKES!) to ask to use the restroom...He asked if she could wait a few minutes. While she would have preferred not to wait, she didn't want to make a scene. WELL, down she went and woke up on the floor looking up at paramedics! I have not passed out, but I've grabbed a few walls, railings, etc.
Avatar f tn In Feb 07, I had my heart attacks and received emergency Angioplasty. A stent was put into my Obtuse Marginal and the attacks stopped. I thought it was all over. The cardiologist informed me that my left artery was 80% blocked near the top and it would be a simple matter of cleaning it out. For the next year, waiting for the procedure, I felt very comfortable, knowing I could be back to normal.
Avatar n tn In fact (this is stupid), for years what I dreaded more than anything was being called for jury duty. Well, the day came and I panicked. I did what I'd never done before and have never done again - accepted some Xanax from my wife. Not legitimate, I know, but it was either that or, well, I don't know. This absolutely did the trick, because anxiety exacerbates it like crazy.
Avatar f tn I think anxiety, especially anxiety or panic attacks, are the worst physical feelings I've ever had. If they hadn't gone away when I got sober, there is no way I'd be coming up on 4 years. Even after I knew that my drinking was causing my anxiety, I still knew (back then) if I drank enough, I would go to sleep (pass out) for at least a few hours. The anxiety I felt when I woke up around 4:00 a.m. without any wine in the house, and couldn't buy any until 6:00 a.m. in Florida, was unbearable.
Avatar n tn I started doing this about 3 years ago when I was on jury duty. I found myself sitting in my car at lunch time, over the duration of an 8 week trial, passing the time by looking into the mirror at gray hairs and pulling them out. Then I began to pull with tweezers while plucking my eyebrows. ...Then I found myself touching the balding spot and became obsessed with pulling out the new growths with tweezers. It's gone on and on.
79998 tn?1291188201 So I took my last dose of heroin (3 bags) on wednesday night, thursday I was fully clean, friday I was clean for half the day and then I started getting out of breath and got horrible anxiety (mind you I'm doing this alone) so I took one 50 mg ultram. I still feel relatively ok physically.
Avatar n tn Addiction is a very complex disease (as you well know), but within the mental health community, it is a well-accepted belief that most addicts are medicating an underlying mood disorder (depression, anxiety, social phobia, bipolar disorder, etc.). In my opinion, to withdraw an individual from his drug of choice and expect abstinence (without dealing with the underlying cause), is akin to placing a child in the home of a known child abuser and acting shocked at what happens later to the child.
Avatar n tn Sensitive to loud noises, eyes sensitive to light also with vague headaches. My problem also causes memory problems and trouble concentrating, and anxiety. My problem also makes general sinus problems worse cold, allergies etc. Anyhow these are the majority of my symptoms. I went 3 or 4 years like this constant but fluctuating day to day somewhat. All doctors I went to where of no help. I finally find only one that is like night and day with inner ear problems.
363682 tn?1299492962 After more consultations, they decided that my previous history of quite heavy drinking as an airline crew member (off-duty I may add!) may have contributed to the problem. Thus, I am off the booze for three months to see if it helps to reduce the enlargement and (presumably) increase my blood flow. This finding may be totally unrelated to the headaches, but, of course - maybe due to the restricted blood flow - they may be connected.
Avatar n tn I just know that I am feeling anxiety about the up and coming test day, but I can honestly say that today I have just broke down and cried, wondering why it has to be so hard??? I just needed to vent a little and hope that I did not discourage you in the process. Hope this note finds you in good spirits and I will chat with you soon!!!!