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Ace_Spider_Queen

792d

Does your anxiety ever make you feel physically sick or in pain? Like so sick/in pain that you have to skip school/work? I'd like some advice if you have any! :)

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    • Ribbit

      792d

      Yes and i constantly carry around mints, tylenol, tums, pepto, ginger candies, zofran, and gas ex. At home heat from a heating pad or hot shower really helps me

    • Maranda13

      790d

      I do get minor pains when I'm anxious. I get really tense and my back and shoulders hurt a lot I don't usually stop hurting until I get a moment alone and can focus on my breathing and clearing my mind from it all.

    • bhudson_2343

      790d

      YES! I thought it aaa just me. what i do is i find a book or something to read off of and read it out loud backwards like “book” you would say “koob” it sounds weird but i promise it works. and breathing exercises are really good too! I always have Tylenol with me wherever i go just in case.

    • luckyesch

      790d

      yes. at my school students aren’t technically allowed to carry around their own meds, theyre supposed to go to the nurse to get it, but talking to the nurses stresses me out so much because i have to explain my complicated medical problems that they dont understand so i do it anyway.

    • Tense_PaintSaul

      790d

      Yes, I think my muscles get so tense they hurt. And sometimes I feel nauseous, get heartburn, have Raynaud’s flare ups, feel dizzy or disoriented. Weighted scarf and progressive muscle relaxation helps. Also taking a day off and devoting it to taking care of myself helps too.

    • InhumaneKitten

      790d

      Yes. It also triggers flare-ups of fibromyalgia pain for me, so I get a double dose of feeling ill from anxiety. I have to force myself to sometimes step back and take care of myself, rather than trying to brute force through the anxiety 24/7.

    • lilly109876

      791d

      My anxiety caused me to the point where I had to go to the ER because I had severe chest pain. They didn’t find anything wrong even. Trying mindfulness exercises really helps because it kind of helps you to accept the things that are happening and move on.

    • Berrygray

      791d

      I always get really nauseous when im anxious and id typically chew mint gum because it would give me something else to focus my nervous energy on, things to fidget with also usually helped

    • Justinerosexx

      791d

      Yes I always bring my heating pad with me places and a bottle of ice

    • me3mae

      792d

      I'm not on meds right now, trying to get some, but I am in pain most of the time due to my anxiety, there's no other reason for it. I have had to take time off work for it. I have only really tried taking feel breaths and trying to stay as calm as possible

    • wise

      792d

      there's actually a name for that! it's called psychosomatic pain/illness. it's very common in people with PTSD and anxiety disorders. I used to throw up every morning before school. I was getting so sick I literally just stopped going and focused on getting my anxiety under control. I did, and I graduated high school in three nonconsecutive years at almost 20 years old. And I got to graduate with my brother! Once I started my anxiety meds, I was unstoppable (until I was very stopped by MS 😅). the pain and illness is very real, you just can't treat it like a physical ailment, so a lot of doctors tend to brush it off as being "in your head" which, of course it is, that's where your brain is. you're dealing with a MENTAL illness. Don't feel bad about having to skip work/school, you're legitimately sick and need the day off

    • MoonRabbit

      792d

      I used to throw up anytime I had a social meeting of any sort. Even with trusted friends. Luckily medication fixed it for me but I still spent 7 years of my life not understand why I was so anxious I would throw up

    • TheBigSpook

      792d

      My anxiety makes me feel sick all the time. I don’t usually have to skip work, but I always have a ginger beer, pepto, tums, gas pills, etc in my bag to help my tummy if it gets upset, and I avoid caffeine, spicy foods, acidic foods, and laying down after I eat because that always makes it worse. For headaches I just take ibuprofen or acetaminophen. I used to get them so bad I ended up getting a daith piercing and it actually helped a lot. Something to look into if you’re getting chronic headaches

    • maloneyncheeze

      792d

      Usually only when I’m starting a new med but sometimes even on a med I’ve been taking for awhile I will get sick to my stomach or a headache. I talked to my doctor and he actually prescribed me my own nausea meds. It really helps the transition into a medication.

    • ambll1031

      792d

      I either always have a comfort item or an item of clothing on that means a lot to me. If I'm going to the store or just out an about I can't go alone. I always have to have someone I know very closely with me or I panic. Comfort items have helped me stray away from my close ones while in public but I soon have to find them again. I'm seeing a psychiatrist next month to try and help. Sorry if this didn't help.

    • Ribbit

      792d

      Yes and i constantly carry around mints, tylenol, tums, pepto, ginger candies, zofran, and gas ex. At home heat from a heating pad or hot shower really helps me

    • Meerfroesch

      792d

      There's also exercises like the rainbow grounding where you find an item around you of each colour of the rainbow. There's also the 5 senses, 5 things you see, 4 things you hear, 3 things you touch, 2 things you smell and 1 thing you can taste. This has helped me along with breathing exercises. 🌈

    • rainydays

      792d

      What helps me is running cold water over my wrist or holding an ice pack on my wrist. Also breathing exercises work wonders ^^ <3

    • Jen5150

      792d

      Try breathing exercises. Close you’re eyes and think of a happy place and just breathe. ☺️❤️

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