Are my symptoms all anxiety?

For the last month I have been feeling sick all day every day and it's really getting me down. I have a phobia of being sick and have had 2 courses of CBT and 1 of hypnotherapy. They helped but I can't seem to get on with life when feeling so sick all the time. I have been off work for 2 weeks, the first time in 8 years I have been off sick! I feel anxious every day and scared I am going to be sick. I am going back to work tomorrow an am really worried. I used to love my job and don't want to be feeling like this. I can cope with all other anxiety symptoms just not nausea. I used to only feel sick when faced with certain situations ie travelling or social ect. But not everyday all day!? Does anyone else feel like this?

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  • hi lux2, I am sorry you are feeling this way. did the cbt sessions explore your fears of being sick? there are counsellors who are excellent at helping with these fears. if you haven't, ask for one who does.

    does it help to take a bottle of water with you for regular sips?

    has your gp investigated to see if it's got a physical cause? some meds list nausea as a side-effect.

    take work 10 minutes at a time.

    let us know how you get on.

    regards,

    hamble :)

  • Thank you for your reply. The cbt sessions explored them to an extent but I didn't feel it was thorough. Maybe going to a different counsellor would help. My gp seems to think it's the anxiety. I was put on citalopram for depression however with nausea being a side effect these didn't last long! I'm hoping getting back to work will be a positive experience and I can start getting back to my old self again. I take water with me everywhere and also apples seem to be good!

    Thank you again

  • I hate the nausea...I have trouble coping with a queasy stomach. Drink ginger ale and eat some pretzels...it sometimes helps me.

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