Generally my anxiety has been at a tolerable level. Really haven't worried about a lot until the last week.
I caught the stomach flu on Saturday night and have been feeling miserable the past three days. I threw up, diarrhea and was basically in bed for 3 days. The back of my neck and base of my skull hurt I think from lying down too much. That is worrying me, the cramps. It goes away when I am up. Also been having the chills on and off and headaches and some vertigo, I think this bug stirred up some mucus bc I've been sneezing and blowing my nose. If I lean my head back, all the sudden I get dizzy like something in my head moved and I can't see straight for a second. This is causing me a lot of anxiety. My appetitite is still not 100% and I feel full after eating a couple of bites. Ive been eating very little the past few days. I feel like I contracted this at work bc I am a CNA and I clean up people's poop. I didn't even touch poop and I got this so I am worried about what else I could contract.
Also my hair loss. I have been analyzing that. I feel like I see more hair on the brush lately and when I run my hands through my hair. I haven't really brushed it the past few days so I'm wondering if it was entangled and they say you lose 100 hairs a day and that it was more bc I just hadn't removed it normally (I blow dry and straighten my hair everyday when I'm not sick normally). I read that stress causes it to go into a resting phase and then fall out 3 months later. 3 months ago I was super stressed bc it was finals time and it was just the most stressful semester of my life having so many tests in such a difficult subject. Could that have contributed to my hair loss? How long does it take to stop? That stress was resolved after dec 15th when the semester was over. I always have anxiety but it never makes my hair fall out. I had a blood test at the end of January and everything was good then. I have thick hair so it isn't noticeable probably to anyone else. I am just finding more strands than usual, not clumps.
I'm was also panicking bc I saw a dark spot on my bf pilonidal cyst and I thought it was an infection. He let me look at it and it turned out to be a wad of hair that pulled out easily. I was scared that it was mrsa or something.
My anxiety just seems to be running really high this week and I know it will go back to normal. I've been working a lot of night shifts 11p to 7am and th flip flopping to days. On Saturday I got 1 hr of sleep and I know that is why I got sick, bc I didn't take care of myself. I've been trying to relax this week but the cabin fever makes me think too much.
Also my ex uncle i found out passed away on friday from some type of cancer. he was 69. my dads birthday was yesterday and he just turned 59. if you have read my previous posts i am so fixated on ages and scared of time passing. i dont want myself or my parents getting older. can anyone calm me down?