Just got over a very intense bout of the stomach flu, today marks two weeks since I got sick. Thankfully most of the physical symptoms have abated. My appetite is still off and on but is better overall. I've read lots about the connection between gut-brain health, but I'm hoping to get some feedback from you guys. This past week as I was slowly getting better my anxiety totally ramped up, with almost daily panic attacks. I haven't had this in many years and I take citalopram 30mg daily. Does anyone know or can relate to an increase in anxiety following illness? Any input is much appreciated!!!
I know this is a delayed response, but hoping it still helps. I have GAD and OCD. Whenever I get sick, major stomach bug of bronchitis, etc, it ramps up my anxiety for sure. I am just finally feeling better from bronchitis, double ear infection and Sinusitis and it definitely ramped up my anxiety and panic. You aren’t alone. I’m not sure what causes it, but there is a definite illness/panic connection.
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