I Literally Worried Myself Sick

Something very strange happened to me last Thursday. For no apparent reason at all I started to feel unwell, of course the first thing you think is … Is it the dreaded Covid? But I had absolutely none of those symptoms. My stomach was churning, I was fuzzy headed and the only way to describe me was – I didn’t feel well. I thought I must have some sort of bug, I felt nauseous so I wondered if I ate something, but I didn’t vomit or have diarrhoea. I felt like this all weekend, it did come and go, but I had no energy or the will to be bothered to do anything but sit around.

I talked to a Doctor friend of mine, she told me I was suffering from ANXIETY !

I couldn’t believe it, I have no real worries, my life is settled and good…. she went through a list of symptoms related to stress/anxiety and out of ten of them, I had seven. She explained that it can be a build up of small things and in my case my subconscious, she said I may be worried about the Covid Pandemic without even knowing it, or my elderly Father or any number of things in the back of my mind. I was totally incredulous that I could have all these physical symptoms from anxiety. My friend advised me on some breathing techniques and meditation. The next day my stomach had settled down and my head was much clearer and a week later I feel fine again. It was as if a light bulb went off, I had an explanation and now I could logic everything out.

I find it frightening that I felt so dreadful and my head caused it to myself. I subconsciously made myself ill.

To any of you wonderful readers out there who ever feel like this, please talk to someone, I am so grateful that I had someone to reach out to.

Wishing you all much happiness, stay safe and well and look after each other.

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11 thoughts on “I Literally Worried Myself Sick

  1. I have experienced similar symptoms, and have a spiritual counselor. I contacted them and we talked about a lot things, not spiritual, and after we talked I felt much better. Thanks for your openness by sharing this.

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  2. I have felt pretty lousy lately too with an extra bonus- a face full of pimples! (When I said I wanted to look younger I meant fewer wrinkles, not this..!! 😂) For sure it’s stress..as we talk to friends I am seeing almost a second wave of emotional distress from everything thats going on and the fact that this is all dragging on so long.. so we are not alone.

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  3. Glad you are feeling better. This situation we are in is a traumatic event. ALL of us are suffering from the trauma of it in some way, shape, or form. I believe it is important to take care of ourselves. I marvel at people who have and are continuing to work . . . what a huge stress that is. So much is going on . . . .

    It is great you have a doctor friend that helped you see and you were able to take steps to help yourself. A lot of people don’t realize that WE ALL are suffering through trauma no matter how “good” we may “have it”. Hugs to you, Fellow Blogger!

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