Does this happen to anyone else? You get sick (have a cold or the flu) and your anxiety starts to kick in. All these negative thoughts start rushing through your head and it just seems so overwhelming that you start to cry. Why can’t my brain just comprehend that it’s just a cold?!
I went to the doctor yesterday for a check up because I had been sick for a little over a week. It started with a fever for two days and then it went away (I felt perfectly fine for like 4 days) and then I started getting a sore throat which eventually lead to nasal congestion. After blood work, everything was normal but my white blood count was a little high (or above normal). According to my doctor my body is still fighting an infection. I was prescribed some amoxicillin for my tonsillitis. But my head is in full overload. “What if it doesn’t go away?” “what if my white blood count is still high during my follow up appointment in three weeks?” “what if I get sick again?” “What if I have something serious” I just get myself so stressed and end up having panic attacks. I get no appetite, feel sluggish and sore.
I don’t know how to stop these thoughts. Why am I freaking out?!