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Roser posted:
I am sick for several days and after day 7 I started having extreme anxiety. I am hanging on but can't even get decent sleep due to being physically unable to relax to fall to sleep, then nightmares when I do.
I have done my graduated tension release exercises to no avail.
I have many medications normally, plus antibiotics and prednisone now. Taking alprazalam on top is not an option I wish to exercise for fear that it will feel worse. I know that I shouldn't be embarrassed to talk to someone but I am. So I thought about bringing it up here.
Have any of you fellow sufferers had increased anxiety like this while dealing with an infection and what did you do about it?
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Patricia Farrell, PhD responded:
You indicate that you are taking prednisone which is something that not only can cause excessive anxiety, mood changes, but insomnia. Check with your doc about all of this.