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Old 10-06-2006, 06:05 AM   #1
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Elevated Anxiety When sick??

I have been pretty good lately with Celexa, started 3 weeks ago, and when needed Klonopin. Last night I developed body aches, especially my legs,and an intestinal bug. I feel that my axiety has been pretty bad the past 24 hours. Through my shoulders and head I have this burning sensation. I think this is anxiety. Just wondering if anyone else feels worse when they are sick.

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Old 10-10-2006, 07:59 PM   #2
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Re: Elevated Anxiety When sick??

Sorry I didn't get to reply sooner, but yes. I always feel much more anxiety when I am really physically sick. The symptoms can sometimes cause you to worry and just feeling bad makes you obsess a bit about how well you are and what not. I think anyone would agree that real illness can sometimes be difficult to distinguish from anxiety dissorder, so it is only natural to feel a little more anxious. Just take solice in the fact that the physical illness WILL go away and you will feel better again.

Old 10-10-2006, 08:04 PM   #3
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Re: Elevated Anxiety When sick??

Me too I always have at least a atack when I am sick.

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Re: Elevated Anxiety When sick??

When your body feels ill it sends out a buch of things and concentrates in the sick area which throws off the rest of your body which can then trigger a attack.

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