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Bug or Anxiety? - November 29th 2011, 09:10 PM

This may also go in Mental, health, but it's kind of weird.

So The last few days I'll wake up early in the morning (5-7ish) feeling like I'm going to throw up. Usually I can just drink a little bit of water and once I wake up a bit, I feel better and can go back to sleep.

Last night (early this morning) I woke up feeling like I was going to puke. My body was tense and I was shaking all over- I wasn't cold. I couldn't think straight and started to get anxious. I didn't throw up, but drinking water didn't really help. At this point I can't tell if I'm sick with a bug or if I had a really bad anxiety attack. I called my Mom and she said it might be a bug. I talked to my dad and said my face, head, and neck felt hot. He said anxiety couldn't bring on a fever, but a fever could bring on anxiety. I took my temperature three times.

99.0
98.4
98.6

So apparently my body is confused as much as I am. Anyway, once I started talking to my dad the trembling and shaking stopped. And by the time he left for work my face wasn't as hot.

I woke up again at 8:20 and was okay at first, but then started shaking again and feeling sick. I quickly got over it and went back to sleep. Woke up again at 12 and was perfectly fine.

So I have no idea what's going on, but it was scary. I've tried rationalizing with myself. Maybe it was because of all the food I ate this Thanksgiving weekend catching up to me, maybe it's because I haven't been taking my medication religiously (I might only take my antidepressant every few days rather than every day.) And so on and so forth. I didn't think it was stress. I was feeling okay the last few days. I was just a little anxious before I went to bed last night, but not that bad. A lot of stressful things have happened recently, but I thought I was getting past them, because I was feeling better. I have no idea if this has anything to do with any of this.

Is my brain finally deteriorating? Or do you guys think it's a legit fever or bug? I'm just not sure, but I'm worried. I'm getting jittery again as I type this and I just can't think straight or rationalize like I normally can.


   
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Re: Bug or Anxiety? - November 30th 2011, 12:37 AM

Well I dont think that it is anxiety, unless you are having bad dreams? Are you having nightmares?

If not, and you may not even be having much dreams at all, I would say that you have maybe a virus.


Either way, anxiety or virus/bug, I would go to the doctor. It cant hurt for the doctor to say, your all good, and it definatly cant and SHOULDNT wait any longer if you do have a problem that needs to be resolved.

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Re: Bug or Anxiety? - November 30th 2011, 12:28 PM

It sounds like a bug to me. As for your temp. changing, that's normal. Your temperature will not be accurate if taken consecutively. You should only take your temp. two times a day (3 at most) to get accurate results.

I suggest getting lots of rest, fluids, and green tea. Hopefully you can kick this in the butt before it gets bad. Your dad is right however. Anxiety does not normally bring on a fever.

Also, taking some cold meds before you sleep might help. Hope you feel better soon!
   
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Re: Bug or Anxiety? - November 30th 2011, 02:34 PM

First a few notes on temperatures - If your temperature has been around 98 - 99F this is not a fever. Now I had to convert into celsius and 99F is 37.2C. This is a perfectly normal and expected temperature. If your face and neck are feeling hot when you first wake try sleeping with fewer covers. Also your temperature will change, going up and down by a few degrees each time you take it. Again this is normal, your body isn't static. However there is nothing wrong with regularly taking your temp is you are concerned about it. I work in a hospital and we often take temperatures every hour if we are concerned about a patient spiking a temperature. This simply allows us to keep a close eye on what is happening. It does not affect the accuracy of results. However what you are using to take the temperature and whether you are using it properly will.

With that all said, is you are at all concerned, or if your temperature does start to climb, go to the doctor. They are the only ones that can tell which it is and treat accordingly.
But like I said, sleep with less covers. Also make sure you are eating properly and staying hydrated. Don't just drink a little bit, drink a pint before and after you sleep.
   
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