Our expert says:
So sorry to hear about this, Liza. This sort of "free-floating anxiety", that is so pervasive, without being attached to anything specific, can be harder to deal with, as there's no obvious action that might seek to improve the invisible cause. Be prepared to deal with whatver may arise, but lets hope its a lot less than it feels to you as though it might be ( if that convoluited sentence makes sense !)
I'm wondering whether you have been taking anything for the cold / flu symptoms. May be irrelevant, but viral infections can make us depressed for a while, antibiotics can cause a range of psych symptoms including anxiety and just feeling very odd ; and cough and cold cures can cause symptoms including increased anxiety and some physical symptoms similar to anxiety.
I'll bet your boss wishes more people ( maybe ANYONE else !) in your company worried nearly as much about not letting people down.
I dont recall you mentioning sleep walking before. Have others witnessed this, or is this just your explanation for ubexpected morning bruises ? It may be worth a physical check, as a range of conditions including again some drug reactions, can cause one to bruise unusually easily.
I wonder to what extent your difficulty in concentrating is due to a disorder, and to what extent its due to your anxiety that this might be due to a disorder ? As you yourself remark, you tend to panic about the possibility of being ill. Maybe there is less going on than it feels like, especially as yopur psychiatrist is away and you have good reason to feel a bit more vulnerable.
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