Welcome to Healingwell. A common symptom of anxiety is constant nausea. You are not alone in feeling this way. If I am feeling particularly panicky I can throw up. I am very sorry to hear that you are feeling so worried about yourself and your family. Have you sought any medical advice for this? I find that eating small, regular, low fat meals helps with the nausea and that an anti-nauseant medication (stemitil, maxillon, phenergan) can stop that overwhelming feeling of being ill.
I really would reccomend you see a doctor if you haven't already. These symptoms could be underlying of an anxiety problem, for which there is a lot of good treatment around. Please let us know more about yourself if you wish. We are a supportive group of people here. Again, welcome to HW.
For me the biggest part of anxiety is physical, I get physically sick as well, with or without conciously worrying about things. In my experience the right medication can help.
Best wishes :)
Welcome to HealingWell and the A & P forum.
Great advice from the members and yes I agree you should make an appointment to get a medical screening exam by your physician to rule out any physical problems and please talk to him about your feelings.
Keep posting here as you will find the support fantastic.
Again a warm welcome
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
I feel your pain. I have been overcome with intense worry and anxiety and ALWAYS imagine the WORSE case scenerio. I recommend the book written by Dr. Claire Weeks called "Hope and Help for Your Nerves" (you can purchase it on amazon). Whenever I am at my wits end, I read it and it gives me a little bit of relief. She discusses the physical symptoms of anxiety.. and there are sooo many. She also provides practical advice on how to deal with anxiety and the panic attacks. Once you reach the state of constant tension, your physicial nerves are affected and they react with extreme swiftness. Mountains are created from molehills and negative thinking occurs. I am trying to get healed but the process is slow and the Dr. Weeks explains the importance of letting time pass.
I wish you the best and hope that you recover. You are not alone.
Brandon,Make an effort to stay focused on what's happening now. What do you see, hear, and smell? How do you feel? Truly be 'present' in the moment! That will help you keep the anxiety down.
Good reading suggested by wornout.
Here are my two favorite recommendations: