Hiya! I have been ill with something for about 8 weeks now--it has progressively gotten better-symptoms include-chills and hot flashes, low grade fever,fatigue, nausea and extreme agitation jiterriness and shakiness-then part of the day I would be fine. then th enext week I would wake with plapitations, get sweaty hands, hot and cold flashes and my bp would shoot up...could last a few mins or hrs....after the shakiness I would have muscle weakness for hours--then it confined itself to just the mornings where I would be shaky and jittery and get extremely depressed(also these attacks had increased urination and diarhea) this has gone on and on--getting somewhat better each week-now I have a few of these attacks at night while I am sleeping
--tested for just about everything-no answers. One of the drs mentioned that some of the symptoms could be anxiety
--I have had some form of anxiety all my life--but nothing like this! Is it possible that this is all entirely anxiety??? or partly?? I am having the most anxiety about this illness!! why would I create MORE stress
for myself?? can you wake up from sleep with an anxiety attack? I've had them before where I created the problem in my head, obsessing and stressing over something--but this is wayyyyy different. Now I know they are coming because I get hot and then cold and then shaky and restless...and then I get agitated about being sick--I am not currently obsessing about anything else?! Is this the flu that my gp originally thought or could it be anxiety (I had surgery a month before this started-major stressors physically and emotionally-but thought I was handling everything.
ask my gp for zoloft--I took it yesterday and today--also had a flu shot--and I am getting sicker again--2 "attacks" in 2 days...and they last for hrs...last night it went on for hours with hot and cold and shakiness-and waves of sensation going up and down my body....took 2 tylenol pm and slept about 4 and a half hr-then woke up and the minute I got out of bed it started up again with nausea....
could this be all anxiety? or more likely physical illness?
thanks for any ideas...info