Physical (bodily) reacitons to stress..what are yours?

posted 2 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I had eczema as a teen and then grew out of it, but now it comes back if I am really stressed.  My first year of teaching was awful and I had eczema really bad.  I also got it before my wedding but luckily I knew how to handle it at that point.  The new thing that I have is hives when I get REALLY stressed.  It’s crazy how much stress freaks out our bodies.  Yoga helps a lot, so does spending time alone.  I love my DH but when I am really stressed, I need to tune everybody out for a bit.  Make sure to take time for yourself during this crazy time!!

Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

texaslemon:  I lose weight… and not in a good way.  I will lose weight to the point where I look frail and like a 12 year old.  I also get exhausted and achy.

Hope you feel better.  You could try biotin for your hair… it helps. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse

texaslemon:  dry skin condition on my extremeties, I’ve had pneumonia twice in the last month, acid reflux, weight gain, tension migraines, the muscles and joints in my t-spine lock up, IBS, and then the typical irritability, lack of sleep, inability to focus sort of stuff.

Dear lord, I sound like a basket case.

Thankfully, now that the wedding is over I’m starting to unwind a bit and get back into my routine.  I haven’t been to the gym in over two months and it’s DEFINITELY showing.  

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: TBD

Ugh IBS and severe nausea! Make sure you take time for yourself and take deep breaths! It honestly helps!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

I have always, since I was a teenager, gotten an eye twitch when I’m stressed.

In the past couple years, a new thing popped up… my joints randomly swell and really hurt. My fingers, toes, feet, hands, knees, etc. It will be just one or two at a time, and they will swell for 24 hours and then a new joint will swell.  had all sorts of blood tests done to see if we could figure out what it is, and the only common demonimator is stress. it sucks.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

My scalp is taking the brunt of my stress recently. My scalp is dry and peeling. It’s gross. I’ve been looking up some home remedies that seem to help but I have a feeling it will be much better once we are past the wedding. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I get anything from chest pains, heart palipitations, IBS to face and chest blushing/rash. Stress is terrible!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

texaslemon:  I stop eating. I lose my appetite completely and the thought of food makes me want to throw up. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens

Another eczema sufferer here – mine flares up on my eyelids. It sucks. The first time it happened was my second year of teaching (when I ended up teaching two different science courses from what I had planned, trained for, and intended to teach: chemistry and earth science, when I have a biology background). I had a minor flare before the wedding – but knew to keep hydrocortizone on my eyelids and they were calm enough to have makeup on them the day of, thank goodness!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - The Celebration Farm

My wedding is in….10 days! I’ve gained 8 pounds in the past 2 weeks, gotten a UTI (the day of my bachelorette party), a sinus infection, and just started my period yesterday! It’s been a joy hahahaha. My friend got married a few weeks ago and lost weight due to stress…wish I could say the same!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I could write a book on this as I suffer from an anxiety disorder so I feel your pain.  I’ve vomited, trembled,  felt like I was suffocating, paced around and lost my appetite.  I even get really bad heartburn and acid reflux now.  I also do get bouts of eczema….it sucks!!!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Dreams Las Mareas - Costa Rica

My back and shoulders hurt.  I carry all of my stress there.  🙁  Sometimes I cant even sleep

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

texaslemon:  try yoga, seriously! Stress is SO bad for you physically and it seems you are mega stressed out. Taking an hour a day to relax and BREATHE will help you.

bkprettygirl:  +1 to back and shoulders hurting!! I do yoga nearly every day but when I am at work and get stressed and can’t stretch I feel it.  I also notice if I am stressed/super busy I sleep clenching my jaw 🙁 Im getting a night gaurd soon because I think my teeth are shifting…

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