Ugh, panic attacks

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So the weather has been unseasonably warm with lots of rain and now I've got sinus issues and a cough.  I was home yesterday with this along with a terrible headache.  The headache is gone now, thanks to Tylenol and prescription nasal spray for congestion, but the cough persists, and I woke up early this morning having a panic attack.  Now, I'm at work, still coughing, trying to figure out why the cough is making me panic??!  I had a little spotting this morning, too, so I'm not sure if I'm trying to start a period.  Feeling very down about things, too, and between the headache, the cough, the weather, and the peri, I spent most of yesterday in bed.  The good thing about being at work is being around other people, but I keep having to remind myself to breathe, that the cough can be treated and the panic will go away eventually.  I am getting paranoid that the cough is something bad even though it's gone on for days with this crazy weather.  Stupid peri!

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    Hi Liz, sounds like you have a touch of the flu. I was in bed for two days, horrible headache and the cough that lasted 5 weeks!

    Try not to let the anxiety get the better of you! And feel better XO

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    I hear you Liz!

    Today I have been having bad brain fog. Which brings on my anxiety. My boobs have been soar for days. I haven't had a period since September. I hate feeling like I have no control over my thoughts and brain! Hate peri

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    Zame thing!!!! The weather is unusually warm and it had started my sinus and coughing already. Normally it would not start till end of March. I also get vertigo and headaches-front, sides and back of head. Panic as well-this seems to be caused by gas in stomach or intestines pushing on sth. And the gas comes from the phlegm flowing down to my stomach-it overwhelms it. I also hyperventilate.

     

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      Anetta, I'm sorry you're feeling unwell.  I get vertigo on rare occasion and have Crohn's disease along with peri, so I understand the digestive side, too.  Take care!

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    Wel I suspect Crohn's as wel because the recent severe bloating and often diarrhea is just too much.

     

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      I’ve had Crohn’s for over 21 years.  It may or may not be that, but if you have symptoms, find a good GI specialist and get an evaluation.  There are other things with similar symptoms.  Could be the peri.  Take care.  🌸

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