I'm 38 years old and I have dealt with anxiety and depression for most of my life. I had a good run of 13yrs with no hospitalizations until this past June. I ended up inpatient for 3.5 weeks. Away from my spouse and my kids. This was the first time I have been away from my kids for longer then 3 days. I was discharged on Tuesday last week and I've been hanging on ok. Saturday morning I woke up with some serious GI upset that has continued and is clearly some kind of stomach virus. However, this has really stirred up my anxiety big time. One of my main symptoms is appetite loss and nausea when I'm depressed or anxious. I had finally started to get away from that and bam! I have been clobbered with a virus and it's not helping. I'm so scared I'm going to end up back in the hospital and let my family down.