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Anxiety and being sick


Does anyone else get rapidly increased anxiety when they’re coming down with a cold? I’m an obsessive hand washer and anytime I get sick, my head prepares for doomsday.

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Yes. I am currently going through that right now as I respond. I have a cold and my anxiety is through the roof.

Well you aren’t alone, and either am I.

If I get a cold, I’m out for a month+ - I’ll get depressed and it will persist after the cold.. then I’ll get sick again because my immunity is lower and so on and on... nightmare.

I always do! I thought I was the only one.

When I get a chest infection (I have COPD) my anxiety is so bad i end up hyperventilating and need to call an ambulance!!!!


Hi yes I have similar issues when I get sick.

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