Physical illness and anxiety?

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Just wondering if anybody else experiences their anxiety symtoms gets worse or returns , when you feel physical unwell? I'm feeling ill with flu like symtoms at the minute but without cough or sore throat and I feel I'm second guessing myself I'm I really ill or is it anxiety ? Normally I keep myself busy to deal with my anxiety but feel really frustrated that I'm not fit enough to battle through sad

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    Yes yes YES! Flus and viruses definitely flare up my anxiety. Even bad stomach aches, that's definitely normal if you suffer from anxiety. Update is on your symptoms later on
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    This is my speciality haha. The heart of most of my triggers.
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      Seriously! It's awful as if its not bad enough being sick , took off work sick today but feel I need to go back tomorrow , because rather not be at home with my thoughts! But the upside is you hope to learn abit more every time !
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    Yes! I'm going through the same right now, I had my gallbladder removed on the 1st but now I have a wound infection and an ear infection and feel like I'm coming down with something viral (hubby has been ill with a cough) so my anxiety is terrible, scanning every feeling and telling myself it something serious. I hate this.
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    A lot of the time when my anxiety gets worse, my body feels sore like I have the flu, I feel very tired and maybe even nauseous. I experience chest pains from my anxiety a lot too. If you're not sure of yourself, make a visit to your doctor. It's better to be safe and have someone look at you every 6 months or so just for a check up. Doctors can also refer people you can go to so you can get set up with someone who can help you mentally. smile
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      Thanks sayri for your reply, I've had my anxiety for 16 yrs now & had different types of therapy but I'm still second guessing myself & always learning , take care smile
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