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   Posted 10/3/2006 1:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
I've got a chest cold that started out as an allergy with nasal congestion, itchy eyes, stopped-up nose. Well, yesterday, I had NO appetite at all. Late in the evening I got queasy and felt like I was gonna vomit. I ate a pretzel rod to try and settle my stomach. I then managed to get down half a bowl of Progresso chicken noodle soup. I went and helped mom clean offices and when we got home, I ate some jello with some fat free cool whip on it. I ate a small slice of apple pie. Well, a few hours later, had to make it come up...I went to bed, took my meds along with Restoril (needed a good deep sleep I felt). A few hours later, I wake up to have a bm. eyes
Today, I've been coughing my brains out and feel really warm (not feverish). Unfortunately, I've been having some anxy feelings and have been trying to fight them off! sad I am NOT phobic in the sense of thinking that maybe I have some sort of really serious illness that's disguised itself as a cold, so I know it's not cuz o f anything like that...I haven't had a real cold in several years as I take vitamins and garlic oil capsules and they truly do help!
Anyhow, I'm just wondering if being sick physically aggravates the anxiety??? I've had a lot of stuff happening this year and so maybe I'm just more vulnerable to negative thoughts. I just don't know. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks all!

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Today is here
And soon will be gone.
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Jan Marie
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   Posted 10/3/2006 5:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Janet.  In a word, yes.  I am sure physical illness can aggravate anxiety.  For myself, my anxiety is always worse when I am tired, hungry or generally under the weather.  Last week I had a throat virus, nothing terrible, just a bit achy and swollen glands.  My anxiety symptoms were bad.  This week I feel better physically and my anxiety symptoms are less.  I am convinced they go hand in hand.

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   Posted 10/3/2006 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
hi janetlee, i agree with janet, physical injury does indeed make anxiety worse.....i know from plenty of experience ;) hope you feel better soon
" Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now, in this instant of time. From this moment onward you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed."
Eileen Caddy

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   Posted 10/4/2006 12:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Janet,

Hope you're starting to feel better. I'm the same if I'm tired, rundown or sick my anxiety likes to jump on the bandwagon as well.

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 10/4/2006 1:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Janet, yup being sick can certainly magnify anxiety symptoms. Not only are your defenses down in the first place, but the physical sensations of being ill (stuffy nose=difficulty breathing, being hot, nausea ect..)mimic the panic symptoms. This triggers your brain to send in the adrenalin and away we go! Sorry to hear that you are not feeling well, talk about a double whammy! Feel better soon so that you can keep us all laughing!

Scaredy Cat
"Courage is not the absence of is being afraid, and doing it anyway!"

tangerine bear
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   Posted 10/4/2006 7:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Janet,

This absolutely happens to me when I'm sick, too. Especially if it's anything like a cold, upper respiratory infection, etc. That effects your breathing, so it tends to feel more like panic. Sorry you're feeling ill, and I hope you get well soon! Try to get as much rest as possible. I agree with Cat, we need you to keep us laughing!


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