I've had a headache since Tuesday (Dday #2), wake up nauseous, the idea of eating makes me want to throw up, I'm having anxiety attacks when I leave my house and I am exhausted all the time.
Today I had to call out of work. I got up and got ready and then realized I just couldn't do it. I left early on Tuesday. I'm fairly new, I'm a little afraid that they'll fire me if I keep calling out.
Is this normal and how do I deal with it.
If you are also having panic attacks you definitely need to. You also need to take some control of the situation, so that you don't continue to feel so lost.
Have you seen an attorney? If not do, I know you said you can't afford an IC for you, but have you looked into local resources? Churches, womens shelters, etc? Is there a teaching hospital in your area? If so contact them, frequently you can see someone for a discounted price because they are still under the direction of another.
Make a to do list, start checking things off.
Journal your feelings, and thoughts. Figure out what YOU need to move forward.
The nauseated feeling is still there, almost two weeks later!
Try to concentrate on yourself a bit. I agree with looking into Counseling. You may have to do some digging, but there are lots of places that do it at a discounted rate.
The first patch was AWFUl.
It gets better. Try to focus on you a little bit....
Here's to hoping you feel good enough to get to work real soon as you don't want to risk losing your new job.
If there's any way you can take some compassionate leave it would probably relieve your stress a bit.
I'm sorry for what you're going through.
I agree the others about making sure you take in at least a minimal amount of nutrition and fluids to maintain your physical health. I would add that exercise can also be of benefit. It not only contributes to overall physical health but the release of endorphins during exercise helps to counteract the stress hormones and provides some relief of the anxiety.
FYI: neurological symptoms can also occur. I for one experienced a sensation of something crawling under the skin over my left shoulder blade as well as a weird sensation of vibrations in my heels. Also increased my migraines from once a month to almost a daily occurrence.
The good news is that the symptoms dissipate gradually as you begin to move forward from this point.
There are some over the counter medications that can help with nausea, which is caused by an excess of acid in the tummy. Your stomach generates more acid when you are stressed as part of the "fight or flight" reflex. Zantac is good, or the liquid products can also help.
if you can eat, see if you can eat bland foods. Protein shakes with a banana in would be great, and would help your tummy. I would also think about herbal teas, such as camomile for the nerves and peppermit for gastric issues.
A walk every day might help clear your head, too, and gives you the benefit of some exercise.
I hope you feel better soon.
I hope you start feeling better soon.
I'm sorry we don't have a solution to turn off the physical pain. It takes time as most of us can attest to. Let yourself rest, let your friends/family be there for you. Take care of yourself <3
I lost a scary amount of hair about 4-5 months after finding out.
Weird, I had the opposite effect. My hair and nails grew like crazy! Nearly two inches of hair in a month, and my nails were super strong. My theory is that my body went into crisis/survival mode and toughened itself up for impending peril.