Stomach flu brings 24/7 anxiety

Hi all :) My first day here. Just had stomach flu for a week.....and it "morphed" into full-on anxiety.....nights of sleeping 1 or 2 hours. So strange! Last night, soon as I went to bed got the chills - big time. (no temp was 96.9) Even put on a down coat. Finally had to take .25 mg Ativan to sleep......but hate taking any meds. Odd that a stomach bug brought on 24/7 anxiety !!

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  • I have no idea how the anxiety came to be. It sounds very unusual. So does the chill. And now you have anxiety that won't quit. You have my sympathy. I wish I knew more about this but I don't. When you get tired of it you can always take some of your Ativan. I know you'll keep it minimal since you really don't want to rely on it. I hope the anxiety leaves you very soon.

  • It's usually when I've been ill.. That brings on my anxiety.. A bad cold ear ache and if they don't go in a few days I start to panic bring on the full cycle. I totally get where you're coming from! Hope you're soon better.

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