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stress cause sickness?

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  • Posted By: pablaaaa
  • March 16, 2010
  • 02:11 AM

Hello. I have been a sufferer of anxiety for quite some time now and it has worsened x10 since i have started university. Anyways, a little over a month ago i was under extreme stress. I was having trouble in my relationship, i had alooooot of homework to do that was piling up, and on top of that my pet that i loved very much died. On the last day of this stressful period I had what i would call a break down, I cried in my bed very very hard while feeling extreme sadness and anxiety. I cried until my eyes hurt and I had no more energy left to cry. This occured at night time and shortly after finishing the massive amount of homework I had to do following the break down I went to sleep. The next day, I felt very very run down. Later on I developed a fever, cough, and runny nose. Ever since that break down occured my body just hasn't felt right. I have felt more fatigued, I still feel like I have a bit of a cold and it has been a month. Could the signifcant amount of stress I went through have weakened my immune system, causing me to get sick? I don't feel sick anymore but I still kind of have a cough and phlegm. I also frequently get chest pains and palpitations. Has my anxiety really been so bad for so long that it is now making me sick? Any help would be appreciated

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  • I too suffer from very bad anxiety, and yes it can definately affect your general well being. The last few months have been extremly hard for me as we lost our health insurance provided by hubbys retirement, and hubby has been hospitalized with a serious illness. At this time I am having very bad digestive problems which is not the norm for me. I honestly believe it is caused by all of the stress in my life. Are there any doctors out there who would comment on this situation for us ??
    anxious Annie 59 Replies Flag this Response
  • 1.Relax your not the only one even though most won't admit it2.It is human nature to want to look your best,have fun and meaningful lives3.So as we walk that journey certain circumstances stand in our way4.My biggest advice is invest in yourself. "For as a man thinks so is he"Hope this helps,
    Maseco63 7 Replies Flag this Response
  • It is very sure that you get sick because of Anxiety or stress...My mom used to say "Stress is the mother of all sickness"... when you are realxed and happy, even when you are sick, it doesnt get that bad..control your mind...you are more powerful than what you think or imagine...have a nice outlook in life :D
    dale91 143 Replies Flag this Response
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