Has having the flu made me have a set back?

Posted , 3 users are following.

This discussion has been locked due to a period of inactivity. Start a new discussion

Hello

Having been on Everol patches and 40mg daily of Fluoxetine my anxiety and panic attacks have improved greatly. 

Four days ago I came down with a flu type bug. It has sent my anxiety into overdrive. I have read that the flu can bring anxiety on but I am shocked with me already being on Fluoxetine. Has anyone found a sudden change in mood? 

Thank you

Alison

0 likes, 5 replies

Report

5 Replies

  • Posted

    I’ve googled it myself and got some answers.

    Anxiety even  though it often sounds like new age nonsense, it's important to remember that mind and body are connected. When the body is stressed, it's not uncommon to have stressful thoughts and experiences. Why this occurs isn't entirely clear, but every part of your body is a machine, and when something is going wrong in that machine it throws off everything.When you have the flu, your immune system goes into action, and that affects everything else in your body. Many people find that they actually start to experience anxiety before their flu hits, while others experience anxiety during and after the flu. The flu has also been linked to depression, and some studies have even shown that severe depression actually peaks during flu season.

    Report
  • Posted

    Hi Alison,

    I just got over a set back. With Christmas stress, overstimulation and the flu I felt horrible. I had crazy anxiety, the shakes, nausea, diarrhea and a few other side effects. I kept quiet for a bit and it has eased. Take care of yourself, rest and be patient. It will pass.

    Report

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion

Report as inappropriate

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up