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How come the flu or a cold can knock you back at square one


Hi I suffer badly from health anxiety PTSD and depression and like most people I have times when it calms down and I can try live a decent life.

But last 3 days had a bad sore throat and cough and last night a cold just turned up and now I'm very anxious thinking the worst again. I dont understand it I don't know why this happened does anyone else get these.


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I have noticed the exact same thing. I really believe now that it's our gut microbiome that's messed up which affects our immune system, etc.

What has helped me is, 50B probiotics daily, with psyllium husk capsules to help feed the probiotics. I've been through 3 different meds this year which hadn't really helped much, some made me worse. I had also tried diet and exercise but with no results and usually felt worse for hours afterwards. I also went through a lot the past 10 years with anxiety and panic. But last year was just the worse. The probiotics also made a difference during colds and flu.

My anxiety is pretty much nonexistent now, but my energy levels are still problematic at times as I'm gradually recovering of years being unwell. The gut and brain connection plays a huge role and the probiotics did huge for me and might do the same for you. It took a few weeks to finally work. Ultimate Flora Critical Care 50 Billion from Renew Life. They also have 30, 40 and 90 billion. Here's at what strains you should try to get if you can't find it:

Bifidobacterium bifidum (HA-132) 25 Billion

Lactobacillus acidophilus (HA-122) 10 Billion

Lactobacillus casei (HA-108) 8.875 Billion

Bifidobacterium breve (HA-129) 4 Billion

Bifidobacterium longum (HA-135) 1 Billion

Lactobacillus rhamnosus (HA-111) 250 Million

Lactobacillus rhamnosus (HA- 114) 250 Million

Lactobacillus plantarum (HA-119) 250 Million

Lactobacillus fermentum (HA-179) 250 Million

Lactobacillus salivarius (HA-118) 125 Million

other companies have similar ones but I know this company worked well for my mom and I. Their capsule is a slow release so that more can reach the large intestine. Multiple strains are being studied and are theoretically supposed to help your immune system, anxiety and convert vitamins more effectively. Hope you find a solution. God Bless.

You guys are all amazing, 💖how do you manage to remember all the info,I suffer with PTSD anxiety depression low moods, but my memory stop's me in load's of things,I write thing's down & do reminders but it just overwhelmes me. Well done and keep going xx🥰

I had memory issues as well but it's better now since I'm healthier now. When you are unwell it will be difficult to remember things. I've copied a lot from the internet as well lol. But it's from many years of research while I wasn't well because it's hard to remember things I have to research over and over again to eventually retain the information.

Have u thought about "cupping"!? I went yesterday for just my chinese herbs for the crud(nose,throat,chest) i have.Cupping was offered as it rids ur body of toxins,inflammation,pain.

This may help u n not trigger ur anxiety

After the treatment i can shockingly notice a 90 percent difference in my symptoms n how my body feels.Plus its less expensive than acupuncture.

Beware..u will come out looking like a alien monster gave u huge 2 inch hickeys,lol for up to a month.

Never heard of it but I will look into this thanks again

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