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for a as long as I can remember I have always been an anxious person. When I get nervous I feelo sick. But over past 2 years its gotten worse. I feel sick when I leave the house and wake up thinking oh no, I am going to start feeling sick again. Getting worried about being worried.

There are points in the day when my head is clear and I am fine again, but I am getting frustrated. I have a gf and I am worried that its going to affect my relationship with her.

Anyone got any tips, music relaxes me sometimes, but its not always practical to have headphones strapped to my head =p
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replied July 3rd, 2005
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I fill sick all the time aswell...
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replied July 3rd, 2005
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What do you mean by sick, like you will vomit or something else?
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replied July 3rd, 2005
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Hi there! You need to see a professional, someone that can help you in a positive way as it is obviously ruining your health and you do not want it to ruin it your relationship and pleasd do not think that you are crazy becauce you are not heck, we all need a little help sometime.
Sincerely,
sandy
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replied September 20th, 2005
I Feel You
Omg I have the exact same symptoms like if my mind is occupied I feel fine but once I start gettin the least bit stressed I start feelin nauseated and often I gag because I start freakin out and since I have a phobia of vomiting it makes everything a million times worst I go into a panic attack atleast 4 times a week its so hard for me since im 14 and have to go to school, missing all the classes iv missed because I feel like this is hell but dont worry just push the doctors untik they find sumthing to help you it mite mean your gona have to be put on antidepressants, or benzodiazepines which are for generalized anxiety disorder these meds calm you down which means if your calm yur not stressed which mean since your not stressed your not nauseated I ono if it will work for you I dont even kno if its gonna work for me but iv got an appointment wit my doctor in a week and im gona present her all these options iv read about since theyre not giving me the answers I need im gona push and bring information because or else nutthings ever gona happen theyre just gona keep sendin yu home sayin yu have to deal with your stress we all need the extra help from meds and you will most likely need therapy to help you manage yur stress its worth it. We cant let it take over our lives. Here are some types of pills that I read about that mite help try talkin to yur doctor about them.

Anti-nausea pills:
-compazine
-phenergan
-zofran

antidepressants:
-effexor
-paxil

meds for generalized anxiety disorder:
(benzodianzepines)
-xanax
-librium
-valium
-ativan
-buspar(affects the activity of certain neutrotransmitters, including serotonin.Buspar does not cause sedation(sleepyness)or lead to dependancy(addictions)

i hope this helps you I really recommend you present this information to your doctor it might help a lot if not it was worth a try.
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replied November 24th, 2012
Feel sick
I feel the same way I all ways feel sick about hot weather and classes and I keep thinking that in going to be sick it gets in the way of my life a LOT It sucks when I'm doing something,talking about anxiety or reading about it I always feel better or I smell lavender flower. I have a big fear of people being sick I can't even say the word v when ever someone is sick or says I feel sick I run to my mum or if I'm at school I start to panic and have to go out of class it's really annoying because some teachers don't understand and sometimes I've had to run out the class room crying because they won't let me out and then the people in my class don't understand then they backstab me its really annoying but mum has said to me don't worry life is to short to worry.
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replied December 2nd, 2012
More than half my life I've had to live with this anxiety
I can relate to so many of these posts. I have had my anxiety since I was 8 and now I am 18. It has had such an impact on my life. Whenever I go out with my friends, I usually cannot eat because I think if i eat then I will have more of a chance of being sick. Being in assemblies or classrooms, malls, or public transport and always want to be next the door so I don't have to go past people and it won't take me long to be outside. I have never been to a concert because of being so trapped around people. I'm so worried that if I'm sick in front of them they will think I'm gross and won't want to come near me. If someone else says they feel sick or are sick i instantly feel sick and try get away from them, because I get paranoid it'll make me sick. I never leave the house without a bottle of water, minty gum or mints and a carry a like plasticy shopping bag folded up everywhere i go. With the bag i feel comforted to know that i can be sick in the bag, like i don't want to be sick on the ground in front of everywhere where they can see it. I'm really worried about getting a job, because i am scared my employers won't understand and i will feel like i'm trapped and won't feel comfortable at work. It frightens me. But another thing i do that helps me is that I think of a time when i am totally at ease and relaxed and i am happy, i think of this time i was at my beach with my friend like 4 years ago, there was a few little clusters of people around, no clouds in the blue sky, we were swimming around in the ocean and it was so refreshing, it wasn't cold, it wasn't hot, it was just perfect and it always make me feel calm just remembering it. A good thing to do i find, is to do more things that make you feel calm and relaxing that you love doing, then when you find yourself freaking out in situations is picture them and remember how nice and peaceful you were. always inhale and exhale. just stop close your eyes and take long extremely slow deep breaths. when i was first told to do this it didn't work and i would not stop thinking about being sick. just honestly focus on your breathing, then it slows your heart rate and you feel more relaxed, it does take awhile for it to really work, but it honestly has helped me so much get through things. but fact is I will always feel so much more comfortable outside if it's at the beach, in a garden or park, i always feel less stressed about being sick. i hate it so much, but honestly it's made me who i am today and i would be a completely different person without it. and it has made me realise to support people who have similar problems or any problems that they have to face. it is sooo good to know that there is so many people that have this phobia of vomiting in public though, i always thought i was so weird and alone.
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replied March 3rd, 2008
help!
yea i feel the same way i always get nervious about everything,,,like even if i know i feel healthy i worry about getting sick,,,and i feel sick,,,,,and its preventing me from life becuase when like one of my friends wants to do something i dont always do it cause im scared that i will get sick at thier house,,and even if they come to mine then i get worried that i will get sick when they are here!!,,,and i dont kno how to telll my parents,,,oh yea im 15 years old,,,,,,and i miss a lot of school becuase of this problem too...it started last year when i got the flu,,and then i dunno what happened to me i just am not the same. its only getting worse,,,like last year i thought it would get better by the summer and now its way past that and im worse,,,please help
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replied March 5th, 2008
Re: I Feel You
[quote="xoxbebexox"]Omg I have the exact same symptoms like if my mind is occupied I feel fine but once I start gettin the least bit stressed I start feelin .......

Well "I Feel You," there's your clue. And forget all those drugs you alluded to. You are waaaayyyy too young to start that kind of life.
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replied April 6th, 2008
RE: Feeling Sick
You need to restructure your life to prioritize maintaining a calm, centered energy.

You should practice hatha yoga or Tai Chi 3-5 times weekly until you can teach your mind to find that stillness on command.

You should not indulge in medications to wash over these symptoms-- they can have very serious side effects.
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replied April 8th, 2008
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hey tankbrute6!
i know exactly how you feel i got the flu a couple years ago and i havent quite felt the same either but it helps if you try to ignore it the best you can. i got sick when i was at work so i tend to get worried alot when im there and also in public since im afraid its gonna happen when im out somewhere! i try my hardest not to think about it but i know it can be hard. you should just try to stay busy! i hope this helps . GOOD LUCK!!
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replied April 11th, 2008
It sounds like you are in a continual cycle of being afraid of being afraid. You are so scared of being sick that you worry so much about it that it actually makes you sick. You really do need to find a professional to speak to before you become afraid of life itself.
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replied April 21st, 2008
Hello, I can empathise with all of you as I have struggled my last few years with severe anxiety in this way that all of you explain! I am from spam unapproved living in the UK for the last 4yrs and I have had a lot of emotional issues that I think are related as well as the fear of being sick,which for me the very long plane ride I have ahead of me...I fear as I know I will 'feel' sick and dizzy and my stomahc goes crazy like it's full of acid bubbling away and I just feel so horrible...but I'm never actually sick.

I saw a hypnotherapist earlier this year and he as amazing. It was a 3hr session which I preferred (and was cheaper on the whole) if you can afford to see one his name is Tom Breeze and he is based in LOndon. To help you overcome the issues it is an absolutely amazing experience to understand 'why' which that itself helps you to overcome the worry and stress and anxiety.

I was feeling a lot better when I had seen him however I have suffered a severely bad inner ear infection after having a cold where, would you believe it, I feelt and still feel nauseated each and every day! (My worst nightmare!) I was bedridden for 3 weeks, out of work for 4 I couldnt walk, I didnt eat adn I couldt sleep as when you clsoe you eyes the vertigo (dizziness) is so bad you feel like your moving when you're not...just like ho I feel when I am anxious and I am about to go home for good in just 5 weeks time! I have had these horrible vertigo and still have bad ear troubles 8 weeks on and am seeing an ENT specialist next week...but I am so worried now about how my ears will be on the plane and if I feel sick and I am panicking all over again and doing the hypnotherapy was good up until now...now I have a heap fo other worries to worry about!

I know there is nothing anyone can do but I need to work at this myself...
BUt my advice is try some therapy - know how your mind and sub conscious work they are VERY powerful and even if it gives you back some confidence...find your happiest thoughts guys...what makes you smile and feel relaxed? i.e. remember a particular time with your family and or friends, imagine yourself in that time and whenever you feel anxious or fearful of what may come, imagine that moment. Learn some breathing techniques as these realy do help as wel ladn try some Rescue Remedy; you get it at Boots and I find it does help to calm me a bit Smile

I hope sharing my story and my trials may help each of you to find some things that help you...I know it s horrible thing and it does take time but you need to learn and understand why, discover precisely the thing that you fear and why you feel the way you do. It usualy is a moment that stciks and you need to get it sorted out to help move on...

I hope I have helped in some way to you...I hope that I too learn to be stronger and live a normal life once again when I am home in spam unapproved around my family again and just to be..happy!
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replied January 2nd, 2009
I'm 14 and I have always suffered from this. I have always had very low confidence and it resulted in me having to leave school and get home schooled as my attendance was extremely low (at school 3 days out of 5 a week roughly!) 2 years ago was the worst time for me, I didn;t go out at all and lost contact with my friends and extended family. Now I'm slowly building myself up to get out of the house for atleast 6 hours.
As most people have said, it occurs when they think about it. You have to keep your mind off it and concentrate on what you're meant to be doing. At night when I feel sick I , for example, count all the letter T's on a page of a book. It really does help and I feel well enough and relaxed enough to get to sleep.
I saw a doctor. Absolutely no help. Just gave me a reason to feel more nervous about the surgery!
Keep concentrated on a completely different thing and I know you're constantly trying to tell yourself not to feel sick but of course you are actually thinking about the sickness. If you build up each time you go out you will feel alot better.
I've also found just fiddling with little things like folding a piece of paper over and over again then unfolding it helps when im out of the house helps.
I hope I've helped!
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replied November 22nd, 2009
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I feel the exact same way. About two years ago I got the flu and at first I was fine, but then I started to think about being sick too much. I missed a lot of school at first because I didn't know what was going on with me, I would feel great one moment and then awful the next. I had never even herd of anxiety at the time and when it was talked about with my doctor I finally realized why I was feeling so sick. Anxiety comes to me in nausea and being very emotional. It all started when I was 12 and I am now 14 and I am still going through it. I get anxiety when something happens and I obsess about it so much that I believe it is going to happen to me. Like 3 weeks ago a girl in my science when a girl fainted right beside me and I started to feel sick and thought it would happen to me. Now everytime I go into science I feel sick and get the same symptoms back. Does anyone know what I could do while I am in sceince to calm myself down. Sometimes I feel so sick that I lie and say I have an appt to just get out of the classroom. But I really don't want to start missing school. Please someone help me try to figure this out.

thanks Lauren
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replied February 25th, 2012
Lavender helped me, I know EXACTLY what you're talking about and I used to freak out every time I went to school. Then I found out that the scent of Lavender calmed people down and some times relaxed them so much they fell asleep, a lot of people get lavender scented stuffed animals for babies. I recommend getting something small you can carry around that is lavender scented.
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replied February 23rd, 2010
I am having the exact same problem. I take propranolol to stop me getting a racing heartbeat at work because I get really nervous in some work based situations.

It even comes into play in everyday situations and I always carry round a small man-bag with a bottle of water in because I'm scared I will start to feel sick for no reason. I am a confident person in some social situations like playing football and its really annoying me that it happens mainly at work.
My partner doesn't understand and just tells me to get on with it and go to work but its so much harder than that.

I have no idea what to do.
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replied February 25th, 2012
Lavender helped me, I know EXACTLY what you're talking about and I used to freak out every time I went to school. Then I found out that the scent of Lavender calmed people down and some times relaxed them so much they fell asleep, a lot of people get lavender scented stuffed animals for babies. I recommend getting something small you can carry around that is lavender scented.
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replied March 7th, 2010
mental stress related sickness
Hi, I'm 25 female and I have many of the syptoms you all have described. It only started for me after I emigrated from the UK to the Netherlands. BEing away from my friends and family and starting life all over again really screwed me up. It's at the point now where I'm terrified to step outside because I'm scared I will be sick, I can't go to anyone else's house because I am worried about being sick. I stay awake until I'm so exhausted I can't keep my eyes open because every time I sit in bed I feel like I'm going to throw up. People don't understand what this does to you and how this makes u feel. It's always on my mind and when I have no choice but to go outside I get sick thinking about it and it makes it so much worse. I tried to combat it by getting used to going outside so I went out as much as I could hoping if I saw I didn't get sick when I was out that I would grow more confident, this had the complete opposite effect, instead I ended up feeling sick 24/7. No one is taking me seriously with this and I beg my boyfriend to see a dr but he tells me we can't afford one so I don't know what to do. I have tried the herbal kalms but they do nothing for me, I have tried relaxing music but it only helps so much and is not appropriate at times. I feel like I'm crazy and stupid because I know my thoughts are ridiculous and I wish I could just suck it up and get on with my life but it's impossible to do. The posts above really helped me to see I'm not alone so thankyou for all having the courage to share it. I find talking to others with these trials helps me a bit, I don't know why, I guess just talking helps sometimes. I feel for you all and I wish you the best of luck for getting better......as I hope I will im time. - Shade
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replied March 10th, 2010
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First of all stop getting nervous be confident in your work and in your relationship... Nobody say anything to you without any mistake and take it seriously...
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replied March 11th, 2010
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wow, i cant believe im reading your guys posts. i am 26 years old. i have a son who is 1. he is the only person in this world who i dont mind being around when i feel sick. okay, today my mother in law came over without calling. she just popped over. this makes me feel trapped because she uses my son as an excuse to linger.i too have been having problems going anywhere. i decided to go out to the corner store today (before she popped over) and ended up driving all the way to another town where a friend of mine is burried. i was proud of myself that i forced myself to stay out even though i felt sick. Then i come home and she pops over. My boyfriend came home from work and was so mad that his mom did that, because its just rude, she does it all the time. Then he started ranting about it. The whole excitement of it all made me feel so sick that i told him to take my car and go out because i couldnt even be around him anymore. he was frusterated and his sheer presence was spiking my anxiety. i get soooooooooo nautious. amy anxiety comes in the form of nausia. When i was pregnant i did not throw up once, but was nautious for the first three weeks. But it was the best i had ever felt in my life. with all the increased hormones, shouldnt i have been worse? i guess maybe it made me feel better that i actually had a reason to feel sick, so maybe i passed it off as just, yea i feel sick because im pregnant. but i felt calmer durring pregnancy than i ever had before or do now. We also dont have the money for a doctor visit, and even if we did...im too afraid to go, ill feel sick! Thank you everyone for shareing how you feel. i mean, it dosnt make me less nautious knowing your out there, but at least i know there are other people who feel like no one understands, and people who feel the pressure to "act normal" and "get over it". My in laws are always trying to get us to come over for dinner, but how can i sit there and eat when the whole time im nervouse and nautious?
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replied April 28th, 2010
I use to feel the same way, all the time stepping out the house, anticipating that i was going to get sick and not have an escape. I''ve done therapy, and medication.
The best form, i believe, is to truly believe within yourself, that you can deal with it. Fake it till you make it....you can''t go on living life getting scared of how you ''might'' feel....because try to remember the last time you actually had something ''wrong''.
Notice when you feel happy and comfortable and never forget that moment in time, go back to it whenever you feel sick and your stomach starts to bubble.
A few deep breaths, and a positive thought is honestly the best cure.
It is hard to begin with, but slowly you will become a more relaxed person.
Please try it.
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replied July 5th, 2010
It's weird, because the same thing is happening to me. I'm 14 and this all started when I went on a trip out of state, and since I've been back, I've been having this feeling. At first, I thought it was just a bug or something, but it never went away! I'm really scared that I'll still feel like this when school starts, which just adds to the anxiety. I'm seriously thinking of just asking for anxiety medications, because I'm to young to be scared to leave the house!!!
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replied July 5th, 2010
It's weird, because the same thing is happening to me. I'm 14 and this all started when I went on a trip out of state, and since I've been back, I've been having this feeling. At first, I thought it was just a bug or something, but it never went away! I'm really scared that I'll still feel like this when school starts, which just adds to the anxiety. I'm seriously thinking of just asking for anxiety medications, because I'm to young to be scared to leave the house!!!
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