Sorry for taking my time getting back to you
I cant look at your post history yet as i either don't know how or because i am only a new member
I don't think my virus caused my anxiety but i know for sure that the doctors i saw over it didn't not help , i had seen 17 doctors and except for two ( one did a test on the history of my bloody and another said i could not do much but look after myself ) most of them were a waste of time. I believe that many doctors just don't care about the people they are ment to.
I read a CFS book many years ago and the first chapter said "If only i had aids or cancer then we could move on knowing what we had to fight, but not knowing why you are sick all the time is hard to live with "I think this summed it up and i have never forgot it
All my virus caused was very bad sleep , 1 hour a day for a few weeks and then 23 hours a day , i was also very tired in the later part and had sores that would not heel. I believe now it was some from of blood poisoning i think it lasted about 5-6 months One of the worst things i have is hot flushes Funny when you walk into a doctors and you are male and tell them you have hot flushes They look at you like you have two heads In 15 years and many doctors i have never had one explain what this is until i found it is part of anxiety
Many viruses can cause permanent damage ( aids is one i can think of, we also have one here in Australia called Ross river virus which i believe can last for years , Chicken poxes is another the stays in the system for years ) as i said i don't think it caused my problem but when the body is run down it is very hard to fight things ,
After my virus i was ill for about 5 years on and off , put on anti depressions but slowly i moved on with my life , married had two great ( monster
) girls and just lived my life and even got off the meds for a long time
My anxiety started in about October last year and sort of come out of the blue or i sort it did but now i can sit back and think i know it was building and i sorted it out very quickly when i could
This was the worst thing i have ever been though , Some days i could not even move except for the shaking the would not stop , Today i was thinking about one day i just sat on the floor crying in a big mess , i had not thought of this for along time and it makes me think how far i have come.
You know some days i really don't know , i have read heaps about anxiety and such but my option is that it is to do with the way you think but i also believe it is more a sign from your body to say slow down and something is out of balance
I have always been a very strong person and been able to handle lots of things ( from mum dieing when she was 24 , being raised by a man that i never liked ,a bad childhood , being sexual assaulted by my real father, i left home when i was 14 and made a go of my life, I never asked for anything from anyone , never felt sorry for myself , always gave more than i got and have always seen my life as being better than many others.
I think the best think that we can do is just take it one day at a time and go with the flow and any systoms just learn to live with them instead of fighting them , live life to the full and dont worry about tomorrow because tomorrow never comes. Life is good it may suck at times but the other option not that better.
Cheers and keep your head up Happy to help