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Stress Is Making Me Sick
I got my period & so stressed out its making me emotionally sick about pregnancy. Have no symptoms. No sex just head went inside. Can't do hpt. Help!
Get Help locally: You need a pregnancy test. If you cannot afford one please call planned parenthood and get yourself seen. There is nothing we can do for you on the web. But, I can encourage you to stop being scared and get to a compassionate place that will answer all of your questions and concerns. ...Read more
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
I have been feeling ill for the past week after sexual activity but I'm under a lot of stress too which one is making me feel ill?
Unfortunately, we : Can't even begin to tell you without an in-person interview & physical exam, plus any relevant testing. ...Read more
Yes, stress can make you very sick. Stress results in changes in your immune system, digestive system, endocrine system and cause menstrual irregularities. Neurological system and behavior changes can lead to sanciety and depression. Stress can effect
your general wellbeing, and disrupt your sleep patterns. ...Read more
Hormones good & bad:
Stress can be good in small doses: The hormone adrenaline helps in the fight or flight response and may motivate preparation for an important event, etc.
Chronic high levels of stress however, can be deleterious to hormonal balance, affecting both the brain and the rest of the body(via cortisol and other hormones) negatively altering sleep, lipid metabolism, mood, blood pressure & immune function ...Read more
Possible problem: If physical contact means you are using casual sex to deal with stress then there might be a problem. I have worked with many people who have used sex as a way to 'self-medicate' painful feelings instead of dealing with the feelings or stressful situations directly. If physical contact is with someone you care about and who loves you then that is an excellent way to relieve stress. ...Read more
Stress can affect ou: More important than stress is our personal response to life circumstances that determine how our emotions and in turn our physiology responds to this event. There is research to support that our immune system, perception of pain, and autonomic nervous can be influenced by chronic stress. A chronic stress response in certain circumstances can influence our health and rate of recovery. ...Read more
What's the easiest way to alleviate stress caused by having to deal with a seriously ill relative?
I'm a very stressed out person, n need to know how to cope with it? I get physically ill when its high.
Therapy and medicati: You have several options. Cognitive therapy from a good therapist can be very effective in helping with stress and anxiety. There are also very good medications that can give you help. Many times we use a combination of these two therapies. See your doctor and get a recommendation on a good cognitive therapist. Check with your doctor about using some medication that may be helpful. ...Read more
How sick can stress make you and what can it do to your body I'm super stressed and very sick until it calms down
Stress is all that it is cracked up to be. I am very sure if you are having chest pain, abdominal pain or diarrhea that stress can contribute. You can feel very ill until it calms down. Try to relax and see if you can cut down on any caffeine drinks.
If not see your doctor.
BEst wishes. ...Read more
I am beyond stressed and its to the point where im physically sick and in pain I have a lotnof health issues caused/worsened by stress.what do I do?
Consider working wi: A counselor. Talk about feelings & address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 – 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or Progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more
I've been so stressed for weeks and had so much to do that I forgot to eat for a couple days. Now eating makes me sick? Tips for returning to normal?
Zzz: If it takes you 30 or more minutes to fall asleep or you sleep for a total sleep time of six hours or fewer on three or more nights per week, you most likely have what we call insomnia. Patients with insomnia have increased fatigue, sleepiness, confusion, tension, anxiety, and depression. So yes, can make you "sick." recommend relaxation techs, see pcp if need meds. Need to have a good nights sleep. ...Read more
Well, that's not: Good. Yes, stress can make you physically ill. So, lets look at ways to stress-less. Exercise is a major way to let go of stress and to increase endorphens (which make you feel good). Meditation, yoga, acupuncture, progressive muscle relaxation and deep breathing exercises work well. Counseling is also great if you stress is running away with you. Take care. ...Read more
My 6 year old barely eats. She is not stressed or sick. Very happy (and spoiled). 42 lbs about 45 in tall?
She is...: She is A normal height and weight. Children do not need to eat enough to make their parents happy (and little girls often don't), they need to eat enough to grow well. If your pediatrician has been following her growth as s/he should, s/he would have told you if there was a problem. I worry more about the quality of the food than the quantity. Eats veggies? Good! Lots of fast food? Bad! ...Read more
What is the best way to deal with stress; when the stress comes from having s very I'll child and not knowing the reason he is sick?
Very painful: This is one of the most painful situations a parent can go through. Many deal with this by getting support from their church or spiritual group if they have one -- and also from extended family including friends close enough to feel like family. Prayer helps. Getting consistent rest helps. Giving and receiving affection helps. Educating yourself & talking with the doctors helps too. ...Read more
I have extreme body pain also if I have something to happen to cause stress it put me in the bed or if I clean my house then the next day I'm sick?
Stress: If you do not address the stress in your mind it (your mind) will attack your body to demand attention. I believe we are a body, mind and spirit-if all are not healthy: we are "ill". How do we best address your "stress"? Try to identify those things you can change and do so.When I was 29 it had a lot to do with relationships."tigers don't change their stripes"- move on. ...Read more
Yes: Anxiety / Stress symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders & back), poor quality or minimal sleep, lack of concentration & easy fatiguability. Lump in throat or butterfly in stomach sensation can occur. Headaches, exacerbation of asthma and GI upset can occur too. ...Read more
I have been feeling sick lately, usually evening/nighttime, been off my food and having headaches. Can stress cause this?
Theses symptoms may: Be caused by stress. However, it would be important to rule out medical causes before implicating stress. Please see your physician for this. One thing that you can do to self-calm or reduce anxiety is deep breathing. Breath in slowly & deeply through nostrils. Fill you lungs with air & hold for a five count. Slowly exhale through open mouth. Don't focus on problems. Think only about your >>. ...Read more
I'm hungry but every time I go to eat something I throw it up what should I do I have no stress and I'm not sick it's been like this 2 days?
Evaluation: Please consult your regular physician to get a thorough evaluation. ...Read more
Stress makes me sick;4xs in 2mo, its embarrassing, not a hypochondriac. Last2mo has been very chaotic&stressful. Trying to eliminate stress, tips?
If you know : Stress is making you sick, you are in many ways ahead of the game. Realizing that you are overly stressed is the 1st step to overcoming the problems. Take a look at your life, figure out what you can eliminate to reduce stress. Find ways to simplify things or get help from others. Learn to stress management techniques. Talk to a therapist, start exercising are a few things to get started. ...Read more
Under stress, anxiety not eating right. Lost 12 lbs in 1month 3 wks. Dr thinks once stress is better ill stop losing. Sound right? I'm worried
Worried sick. Earthquake just happened near where grandson is on spring break. How can grandmas handle stress from what grandkids do so far away?
Concern vs. worry: There's no way to avoid being concerned about your grandson's welfare, but worry and concern are two different things. Worry comes from "magical thinking"--"if i just worry hard enough, maybe I can keep him safe." well you can't. He's either safe or he's not. So be concerned and try to find out how he's doing, but please don't worry, because it only makes you a wreck. Hoping for good news. ...Read more
How can I decrease my stress, I am very emotionally and when see a sick I feel that illness in my body and then that time I feel exhausting help me?
Stress reduction is: Pretty standard these days, starting with good sleep, diet, relationships and productivity at work/school. To that, add meditation, yoga, avoidance of drugs/alcohol. To that, add awareness of your thoughts and their physical/emotional effects. If you have a high level of empathy or are prone to hypochondriasis, seek out a psychologist for a little CBT. ...Read more
I am a full time student (13 hours) and work part-time (20-30 hours) on weekends. I can't seem to mange my stress that well and get sick & frustrated.
Recommendation : You are very responsible person! Good for you! But...you need rest! You overwhelming with responsibility. Please decrease working hours in half, because you need enough rest more than money. You will adjust with this amounts of work in 4-6 months. ...Read more
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