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has been going on now probably 3 to 4 months, though symptoms have worsened in the last month and a half... in the beginning, there seemed to be a constant pressure on my rectum, and stool was full of mucus, and un formed... would have to go many times, but even after going, I did not feel relieve of pressure.... felt tired often with some nausea occasionally.. Now it seems that I am exhausted all the time, if I try to go about work and daily routine in spite... I become very nauseated, to the point I have to stop. I feel flushed... Very dry mouth. well basically, feels like I have the flu now. Becoming very hard to function.
I am 53 years old, I have been dealing with extreme anxiety, for well over 2 years, which was being treated by my dr. In January, The situation became extreme... It was a constant push, one thing after another, legal issues, and general harassment , that would not let up. In February the stress had pushed my B.P up to 181/106. I then was prescribed beta blockers, which lowered my B.P, and continued to deal with the issues at hand, I then feel I reached a point that the stress had overloaded on me. and I couldn't handle anymore, emotionally or physically. I felt it had really taken a tole on me physically, and that is when the symptoms began. I continued working almost on a normal level, though it seemed I had a decreased energy level. Gradually symptoms worsened. Until I reached this flu like state.
No, I haven't... I feel what ever this is, was caused by an overload of stress to my body... It was like I was in fight or flight mode for months. almost a year actually.... even now I feel it tho I don't feel well enough to keep up with it, and when I try to go anyway, that is when the symptoms will put me down.. I have often heard, listen to your body, My body is exhausted, I seem to hear it say. Infact I have had to artificially stimulate it just to keep going.
No, My first concern was with the constant pressure on my rectum, and the strange bowel movements... 2, 3, 4, 5, but only little amounts of very loose mucous filled stool. which did not relieve the pressure. sometimes in the middle of the night wake up and do this, and also break into a sweat... then the other symptoms came behind it, and have gradually gotten worse until now it is almost like living with the flu...
I know I don't have the flu, the symptoms I am having mimic the flu, No I have not had a colonoscopy, after my divorce, I had cobra ins for 3 years, it expired, and with my B.P. issues I am unable to obtain affordable health insurance. Are there any colon problems, that in time, will cause one to develope flu like symptoms.... Extreme fatigue, nausea,dry mouth, flushed, etc...