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Illness and anxiety

Hey there. I'm new to this site and boy am i glad I've found it.

So I've been suffering from anxiety for 10 years on and off. It's been under control for most of it but it's returned with a vengeance these past few months and it's soul crippling.

I currently have a throat infection and It's bloody painful and I ain't feeling to hot. I have a temp, can't swallow, completely congested and it's keeping me up.

I'm convinced I can't breath properly, and the mildest of chest pain. I just want to cry!

Does anybody else's anxiety get worse when you're struggling with an illness.

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If I get sick, my anxiety goes through the roof. Every sick sensation is exaggerated and brings on panic. Can you take some nighttime cold medicine to help you with your symptoms. I feel your pain and it's awful. Anxiety on top of feeling awful is really awful. Thinking of you and wishing you health and peace.


Thank you xx


Mldavies sounds like you need to see doctor for throat if you haven't already. when I'm sick I definitely get more anxious! hope you're feeling better soon.🍀


Thanks for the reply. I've already been given medicine it's just waiting for them to kick in.

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always!!!!! IF you are in the UK homeopathy has a lot of remedies for this exact problem.


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