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I've just been hit with a weird flu bug type thing which was awful for 24 hours (sore throat, blocked nose, headache, severe body aches, temperature, shakes, etc) and then I just had a sore throat and blocked nose afterwards, which is almost gone now. That started on Saturday and it's now Thursday. I also had a tiny rash with three seperate parts but it seemed more like an insect bite and I had been on a long walk in the countryside, so...Ever since then, I've been struck with a total loss of appetite and nausea after eating. I don't think it's related as I'm feeling good now and I was starving on Sunday/during the illness.
Anyway, I suffer from severe health anxiety, general anxiety and social anxiety and I'm possibly going through S.A.D. or some form of mild depression as my uni course is bringing me down as it's not for me and I've had a pretty hard time due to social anxiety. Whenever I get struck with an illness, whether it be a headache or a cold, my mind goes into overdrive, and my health anxiety makes me constantly check over my body. I'm just totally convinced in my mind that this cold/flu/virus has triggered it.
I'm 100% aware of the impact that mental health has had on me physically before. I had awful stomach cramps for like 7 months, headaches, depersonalisation, fatigue. I had my bloods checked in february/march and they were fine. I'm just feeling nauseous and not hungry at all, but I am eating, because I have to.
I just want some support or advice from anyone if they think anxiety can trigger this as I've never had it before and I'm convinced this virus is slowly killing me.
If you check my profile, you'll see my old posts when I thought I had bowel cancer, and I'm 18. Fun times.
Thanks so much!
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