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Old 04-18-2012, 06:52 AM   #1
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can anxiety turn into flu like symptoms?

someone upset me a couple of days ago about paxil and since then it has played on my mind.
felt low this morning - now i feel achey and tired.

it either a cold coming on or could it be a result of the stress and anxiety that i let this person get to me?
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:22 AM   #2
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Re: can anxiety turn into flu like symptoms?

Could be both. Stress and anxiety can manifest in all sorts of physical ways. Of course, could just be the common cold. Didn't you say you suffer from allergies too? Could just be that.
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:46 AM   #3
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Re: can anxiety turn into flu like symptoms?

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Could be both. Stress and anxiety can manifest in all sorts of physical ways. Of course, could just be the common cold. Didn't you say you suffer from allergies too? Could just be that.
yes always suffered from allergies.

it been cold and damp in uk so maybe it that too.

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Old 04-18-2012, 10:45 PM   #4
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Re: can anxiety turn into flu like symptoms?

Julie that is how I felt after my doctor incident the GYN. Very tired and achy but no flu or cold.
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:00 AM   #5
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Re: can anxiety turn into flu like symptoms?

Drops can feel like flu. Did you drop recently?
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:23 AM   #6
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Re: can anxiety turn into flu like symptoms?

3 weeks ago. I think that it was the cold and damp weather. x
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:33 AM   #7
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Re: can anxiety turn into flu like symptoms?

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someone upset me a couple of days ago about paxil and since then it has played on my mind.
felt low this morning - now i feel achey and tired.

it either a cold coming on or could it be a result of the stress and anxiety that i let this person get to me?
My dad died recently and 10-12 days later I thought I had the flu. My tonsils flared up, swollen, just like tonsillitis and I got a shocker of a headache and my teeth ached. I had been in touch with 2 people who had the flu.

Then I thought I had an allergy because I couldn't breathe, and thought it was sinus.

Turned out to be neither of these! I would say added stress CAN CAUSE FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:22 AM   #8
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Re: can anxiety turn into flu like symptoms?

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3 weeks ago. I think that it was the cold and damp weather. x
Ok, hope it will pass as soon as possible!
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:25 AM   #9
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Re: can anxiety turn into flu like symptoms?

Sorry to hear that GrandmaD.
Thanks Amy x
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:05 AM   #10
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Re: can anxiety turn into flu like symptoms?

It's probably just the stress and w/d talking. They can wipe you out in no time. Just take it easy and try to ignore it.

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