So I have been sick twice in a month with what I thought was a virus, but what my doc and I now believe is a bad reaction to a different acid reflux medicine I tried. It makes sense logically-- I started taking it, got sick, stopped taking it, felt better, started taking it again, got sick again.
I am sick for the second time with debilitation nausea and stomach pain and even though it makes sense that I am recovering from whatever it did to my gut, I am terrified that I am not going to get better. I have been sick since Thursday, but did not stop taking the new med until Sunday.
To make the horrible nausea worse, I end up having a panic attack because I'm scared I'll feel like this forever and it makes all of my symptoms worse. How do you escape your own body?
I am so desperate, that I've taken to writing down affirmations:
I am healing every minute.
I am better than yesterday.
I got better last time and I will get better this time.
I AM getting better
It is really terrible the toll that this has taken on me.
Has anyone else had panic attacks when you were sick? How did you cope? I sometimes can't tell what's caused from my stomach distress and what is caused from panic. It's exhausting!
Thanks for reading. It helps to get it out even if there is really nothing you can do except wait. I've never been a very patient person!