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Can stress cause sickness?

What kind of things can stress cause?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:05 PM on Sep. 6, 2012 in Health

Answers (10)
  • I get sick when I'm stressed .....
    tigger3itch

    Answer by tigger3itch at 11:10 PM on Sep. 6, 2012

  • Absolutely. Stress can make your hair fall out or go grey, it can make you lose weight, make you weak and pale, make you depressed, and a lot of other stuff. That's why it's so important to keep calm.


    xHeiligx

    Answer by xHeiligx at 11:12 PM on Sep. 6, 2012

  • Stress can cause many different issues.

    Stress has caused me much grief. I have literally thrown up out of stress. Years ago, I would actually throw up at least 2 times a day from stress.
    I've also gotten shingles from stress
    I've lost sight in my one eye from stress (Central Serous Chorioretinopathy)
    I've gotten headaches from stress
    I've gotten ulcers from stress.

    STress can do a lot.
    layh41407

    Answer by layh41407 at 11:14 PM on Sep. 6, 2012

  • All kinds of different things. Too many to list.
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 11:15 PM on Sep. 6, 2012

  • Aside from what others mentioned it can also bring on symptoms of IBS and even heart palpitations or high blood pressure. Too much stress can cause really minor issues but it can also cause some pretty serious problems.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 11:17 PM on Sep. 6, 2012

  • I find I go into crisis mode and push through a stressful time, and then the minute I have to relax about a situation I get sick. It's like my body does into fight or flight, but when the adrenalin wears off I'm totally a mess.  

    Hollander

    Answer by Hollander at 11:18 PM on Sep. 6, 2012

  • I've been sick for a week now, but not a normal sickness for me. And after thinking about it, it started when some really big issues started and I became so stressed I'm barely able to sleep.. Thank you!
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 11:26 PM on Sep. 6, 2012

  • Yes, stress hormones suppress the immune system.
    katinthehat8914

    Answer by katinthehat8914 at 12:10 AM on Sep. 7, 2012

  • "I find I go into crisis mode and push through a stressful time, and then the minute I have to relax about a situation I get sick. It's like my body does into fight or flight, but when the adrenalin wears off I'm totally a mess."


    I love this answer by Hollander.. it's totally correct.   This is exactly what happens and why most people will get a migraine after the fact.  

    m-avi

    Answer by m-avi at 4:52 AM on Sep. 7, 2012

  • Stress can cause a host of problems, more than you can even think of. That's why doctors are always checking blood pressure and asking questions to see how much stress is in your life.
    robinkane

    Answer by robinkane at 9:27 AM on Sep. 7, 2012

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