Post Edited (Celey) : 3/31/2009 5:57:52 PM (GMT-6)
rest, fluids & vitamin C-
Im physically ill all the time and have had to learn to balance my anxiety with my physical symptoms- i distract myself by watching movies, taking vitamin C and drinking herbal tea etc- lots of water also and PLENTY of rest. your body needs time to recover. warm baths with salts for aches and pains-
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Anxiety 2007; IBS 2004; Chronic Hives 2002. Medications: Allegra, Zantac, Xanax, Darvocet.
Good Morning Julie,
How are you feeling today? I hope you are getting the rest and allowing yourself to sleep...........that truly is one of the best ways to let your body deal with the nasty bug. I know sometimes when you are sick it is not easy to rest or fall asleep but if you can that is wonderful.
Please know that I am thinking of you and you have some great advice from all. Take care and we will be awaiting an update.
I just wanted to offer some support as well. So many of us get extra freaked out when we're having physical issues. A common cold will send me to WebMD looking up brain tumors!
I started flaring (D with bleeding) 2 days ago and today seems bad. I feel fatigued, a tad dizzy and everything I eat makes me sick to my stomach. It's also that time of the month for me so I know my anemia is rearing its ugly head again.
You should really get some anti-nausea meds. They really do help. They really calm the icky feeling and allow you to eat a bit more than you'd be able to during a flare.
It sounds like you're staying hydrated and trying to eat when possible. Take your xanax when you feel you have to and call your GI doc. It will probably save you having to make 2 Dr visits.
Try to listen to some relaxing music or drink some warm tea if that doesn't bother your stomach. You can also try some breathing exercises/tapes to help you relax.
Hang in there!!
DX: Anxiety, Depression, LPR (acid reflux)
Meds: Paxil, Nexium, Zantac