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brandon387
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   Posted 8/5/2008 9:46 PM (GMT -7)   
is it normal for anxiety to make you feel sick to your stomach all the time. for the last 6 months i have been worrying about every darn thing. my kids my wife myself. thats all i do is worry. and then all the sudden i started feeling sick. no fever no diareha no cough. just sick to my stomach. and nervous. then the more i worried the worse i got. now i wake up feeling like im goiing to through up. and i feel like that all day unless im in a great mood which is very rare now. i used to be so happy all the time now i just cant be. im always scared that i have cancer or that my wife or kids are going to get sick. if my kids get a red mark on them i just think the worst. any ways i just thought that it might help to get some opinions. thank you.

nervymeg
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   Posted 8/5/2008 10:22 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Brandon,

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.

Meg


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badgenetics1
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   Posted 8/6/2008 3:40 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Brandon,

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 :)

 

 


thirstyforchrist
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   Posted 8/6/2008 7:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Brandon,
We are in the same boat. I used to be really happy and care free too. But then after a stomach virus me and my son had I have been a wreck. I am constantly worried that I or my husband or son will get sick. I know how you feel. And I worry so much I make myself feel sick. I get diareah and everything. And if someone I have even been around for five minutes gets sick I freak out. I dont know how to stop so I wont be of much help. But you are not alone in this. I am definately with you here. Are you on any medication? And have you seen a therapist? I am doing both and they help some. I hope you find some peace. LEt me know if you do. Keep posting. We are family here. Love to you!
Rachel
 


stkitt
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   Posted 8/6/2008 8:30 AM (GMT -7)   

Brandon,

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


 

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Nanners
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   Posted 8/6/2008 4:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I have anxiety and when I am anxious I get all the gastric issues, nausea, diarrhea etc. I take Xanax when the anxiety hits and in about 30 minutes I usually feel much better. I definetly would get in an see your doc, maybe he/she can get to the bottom of whats going on with you. Good luck!
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


wornout
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   Posted 8/10/2008 1:42 PM (GMT -7)   

Brandon,

 

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.

 

wornout


stkitt
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   Posted 8/10/2008 2:13 PM (GMT -7)   

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:

The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook, Fourth Edition

Pass Through Panic: Freeing Yourself from Anxiety and Fear
by: Claire Weekes

Take care.
Kitt 


 

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percycat
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   Posted 8/10/2008 2:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Brandon,

It sounds like you are experiencing feelings of health anxiety, which a lot of us here do as well. It can be very hard to talk down those fears of having a serious illness. Remember, though, that lots of little things happen in and to our bodies every day that aren't illnesses at all. When something serious is coming on, it usually gives plenty of clear warning.

I wish I had better advice. In fact, I'm back in a cycle of health anxiety myself. Just want you to know you're not alone.

percycat

Marie-Claire
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   Posted 8/10/2008 11:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Brandon... my mordid thoughts tend to get the best of me too. I 've been working really hard lately at trying to stay in the moment... and for me that means concentrating on my Breathing. When I get anxious I forget to breath .... so If I start wondering down a dark thought I try to consciously count each breath... make each breath last a little longer etc... It usually helps...
You are not alone .... I've been thinking a lot about my funeral lately... although I have many many years to go before that happens... I get myself convinced that I will not live that long.... So again... in and out.... breathe! My happy thought is my grandaughter and her silly grin and mischievious look in her eye when she is about to whip off her diaper or undoe my buttons ( she is 8 months old and has a twinkle in her eye that makes me smile) .
I hope you are feeling better soon my friend. We are here for you.
Mary
51 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.,RLS, arthritis, PTSD ,general anxiety disorder.
 
 


thirstyforchrist
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   Posted 8/11/2008 5:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Brandon,
Just wondering how your doing. I hope you are feeling better and having a good morning. (well it's morning where I am) Keep posting. We are here for you my friend. Love to you!!
Rachel
 " When you feel like you're alone in your sadness, and no one in this whole world cares, and you want to get away from the madness, you just call my name and I'll be there..."   Third Day


badfish
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   Posted 8/11/2008 5:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome brandon n wornout..... gud to see nanners n badge r stil around too :P
 


brandon387
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   Posted 8/13/2008 7:35 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks for all the advice ive really been trying to keep my mind of things and trying to tell myself that i am healthy...and its been working extremely well. i still feel like gagging every now and then...i do have another ? now. can anxiety go away overnight. i mean can a few days of feeling good overcome 7 months of worrying and feeling like crap. like i said its getting much better with the exeption of a few minutes a day. but thank you all youve made a huge difference with your support.

percycat
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   Posted 8/13/2008 8:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Brandon,

I think most folks with generalized anxiety disorder and all its variations don't have it just go away for good overnight. However, I know from my health anxiety experiences that my feelings can yo-yo around very quickly. Just the right explanation or way of thinking about the health issue that's been bugging me can make me feel like it was all just some bad dream and that I'm "perfectly normal" again. Sometimes that lasts for a long time - months or more. Then the next trigger comes along and I realize that I wasn't "cured" from my anxiety, but rather it just went into remission, if there is such a thing.

If you're feeling less anxious now, though, enjoy that, and use that time and good energy and good feelings to solidify your coping skills so that when (or maybe you are really lucky and it's an "if") it hits again, you can beat it down more quickly and effectively.

percycat

thirstyforchrist
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   Posted 8/14/2008 5:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Brandon,
In my experience with anxiety it seems that it can come and go at any time. It kinda seems that it has a mind of it's own. Like, somedays I'll be completely fine and not worry about anything, then the next day I'm back to square one. Just know that you are not alone anymore. You have all of us here to support and help you. Have you seen a therapist about this? Or are you on any meds? That may help you too. I'm glad that your feeling better. Keep up the good work. Love to you!@!!
Rachel
 " When you feel like you're alone in your sadness, and no one in this whole world cares, and you want to get away from the madness, you just call my name and I'll be there..."   Third Day


brandon387
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   Posted 8/17/2008 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   
can anxiety bother you even when you dont seem to be anxous or stressed. i meen for months i worried every day. could that have messed my body up. could the stress have done things to me that i just dont understand. i seem to be fine for a few days and then i wake up feeling like crap out of the blue i meen there are things that i stress about every day like having three kids and being married and money i getting harder to come by.im just starting to get so pissed off i feel so depressed and every time i wake up feeling like crap i start to think, crap what if its cancer. i just dont understand it. the doctor says that it is stress but i just cant seem to believe it. i need to talk to someone who has been there before someone please help me understand.

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 8/18/2008 11:50 PM (GMT -7)   
brandon,
Anxiety is terrible. The one thing that really helps me is Xanax. I've been
taking it for about 25 years without any bad effects.
If your doctor isn't offering you any medication, find a new one.
I've been to the hospital twice over Panic Attacks. One hit JUST like a heart
attack. Blue Cross said, "Get to ER immediately"
To be true: Panic attacks don't really hurt your body ... just your spirit, your mind,
and your desire to go about your life in the best way.
Good luck.
Stick around. You'll find some good people here.
Pamela Neckpain
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