I am sick for several days and after day 7 I started having extreme anxiety. I am hanging on but can't even get decent sleep due to being physically unable to relax to fall to sleep, then nightmares when I do. I have done my graduated tension release exercises to no avail. I have many medications normally, plus antibiotics and prednisone now. Taking alprazalam on top is not an option I wish to exercise for fear that it will feel worse. I know that I shouldn't be embarrassed to talk to someone but I am. So I thought about bringing it up here. Have any of you fellow sufferers had increased anxiety like this while dealing with an infection and what did you do about it?View Thread
What caused the vomiting? Stomach issues can definitely be mistaken for heart flutters and vice versa. When I feel that fluttering in my chest now, I check my neck pulse. If it is different, I know it is my stomach acting up. If it is the same, I take my pulse rate and consciously try to slow down the beat by counting in my head slower and slower until it stops beating so quickly. By then I am exhausted and take a nap. Usually occurs when I am overtired so the timing works out well. Everything is harder when tired.View Thread
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