When you are signed off work how long before it starts to look bad ? I had a small problem with medication making my heart race so have been taken off them, which has left me quite unwell. I cannot sleep or go out, which is not great. I also have anxiety attacks, I know they are silly but I cannot make them go. i.e. children playing in garden and I just had a very bad feeling about them getting run over, so I had to bring them in. I know I should trust them not to go out onto the road and be carefree like other parents seem to be but I cannot. I was signed off last week for 2 weeks, this being the 2nd week after a visit to hospital (heart racing) but the thought of going in next week makes me feel nervous. Gp on hols until 27th August. Ummm now I have forgot what i was starting the thread for. Oh yes, do you think one more week would look very very bad ? Please be truthful. Thanks.