365 Days of Hypochondria

And other personal happenings.

Crazy Anxiety (Day 104)

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This chai tea was the most exciting part of my day.

This chai tea was the most exciting part of my day.

Ok, I’ll be honest…

Hypochondria thoughts: crazy mode.

This day was an awful one for my hypochondria. And I didn’t at all expect it. I woke up sick yesterday. Sore throat, headache, the works. It got worse today and for some reason I couldn’t shake the feeling of having scurvy. The morning started off okay, I got through part of my first class with ease. I bought a soup and green tea from Tim Hortons, nestled into my seat but ended up leaving halfway through. During my three hour break, I grew very sleepy. By the time my next class started I developed these feverish chills. My body would repeatedly overheat and that caused me to panic. After being incredibly hot, my body would become very cold. I ended up leaving half way through that class too. On my way home, the bus was unusually late arriving at the bus stop because of a 5th of November protest downtown. I was incredibly relieved when I finally got home but the chills and the fever made me think about my diet and my vitamins and all I could think about was scurvy. I don’t know the actual symptoms of scurvy (just that your teeth fall out) and I was too scared of possibly triggering myself by looking online. So all I could think was “what if my chills and headaches are symptoms of scurvy”. In my delusional mind frame, I started to wiggle my teeth. My anxiety just grew and I had to ask my room mates for reassurance that I was indeed healthy. They reassured me and I took two vitamin c tablets.

Sorry if that was hectic and poorly written. Had to get it all out. Phew.

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3 thoughts on “Crazy Anxiety (Day 104)

  1. I have days like that a lot. I understand the wiggling teeth thing – I do that with bumps and freckles. The ironic thing is that the more you touch/wiggle/poke yourself, the more sensitive the part of your body becomes. When I feel like that, I take some time to regroup – make sure you sleep tonight.

    I hope you feel better tomorrow! And I promise you don’t have scurvy – you are not a pirate. :)

  2. So sorry you feel like this, I know exactly what you feel like. You dont want to know something is wrong, but you do at the same time. I have been wakin up in a panic every morning thinking something is worng, let me know if you want to talk.

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