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Any tips for health anxiety when sick with cold?

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gam9147

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I have a fast moving hard hitting cold. I felt fine on Monday then developed a sore throat and now I'm miserable with cough, nose running and I feel warm as well, which happens a lot when I'm sick.

The warm feeling in particular is a trigger, as I have two triggers -- health anxieties and relationship anxieties. I'm able to talk myself down pretty well when I know I don't have anything immediate, but the last two days faced with this cold I find myself just generally anxious and depressed.

Not able to stay in the moment -- why do I want to stay in the moment when the moment is sick? I know I'm going to get better but the immediate symptoms are sparking things up.

Any hints or tips anyone uses for colds/flu etc?
 
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kath08

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Hi, sorry to hear you're struggling with a cold.
I had a nasty one a few weeks back and they only thing I can really say is that I managed to comfort myself by putting any symptom I was feeling, down to the cold. So anything that felt weird in my body that I would normally panic about, I had a legitimate reason for it and I could assign it to being due to my cold and this kind of calmed me down a bit?
But you do just have to kind of wait it out and I know it's such a pain but you will get there!
 
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gam9147

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I guess for me the trigger is that I feel more lonely, can't get out to Yoga or work on developing friendships that i'm lacking and my (soon to be ex) wife is been feeling crappy and not able to assist either.

now that I'm feeling a bit better I can move around and do the necessary things -- make some food and dishes, but that's about it. Still feels overwhelming at times like this
 
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