(Closed) How do you/your body react to stress?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
5096 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Oh god, it’s awful, I break out in hives – sometimes all over my body, including lips, palms, soles of my feet.

This started a few years ago. (Well, it happened sometimes when I was a child, but not since then.) I thought when I finished my dissertation it would stop, and it did…until I started working on job applications. Luckily I can control it by taking zyrtec and 600 mg ibuprofen twice a day, but I was so happy to be able to stop taking so much damn medicine every day. But now it looks like I’ll be starting again.

Post # 4
4194 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Like you- my stomach gets it. Freshmen year, first semester my roommate and I didn’t get along, so I was nauseous all the time- LOST weight! And I’ve also gotten stress hives before.

TRY YOGA!! Seriously… I’ve been reading your posts, and you need to do something like yoga to help you relax- it will do wonders/helped me get through all the wedding stress.

edit: forgot to add- can’t sleep when I’m stressed. Boo!

Post # 5
475 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

hahah your dad is funny ๐Ÿ™‚

I get digestive problems/nausea, lethargy, oily skin, difficulty sleeping…

going through it now. Can’t WAIT until life goes back to normal!

Post # 6
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

If I am majorly stressed out I also constantly switch between giggling and crying. If it is work-related stress I get horrible migraines (fun). If it is something major with a deadline attached to it, the morning of it’s my stomach as well. Grrr… not so nice but I guess it could be worse.

Oh an I could not stop laughing at your dad’s comment!!

Post # 7
4416 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ll just get mondo savage headaches. Which sucks!!! Luckily, as long as I stay organized, I can manage stress so it doesn’t manifest that way. I think I only had two bad headaches while planning the wedding, and none so far while planning this cross-country move. Though there’s still plenty of time for them to show up, haha.

Post # 8
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

ugh I wish I got the poops! I get nasty cold sores on my lips that last two weeks…I have started taking prescription meds to prevent them…That is my worst fear..walking down the aisle with a huge coldsore.

Post # 9
8042 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@mayflowerbride13:  Lol you’re so funny. I am glad you’re able to laugh at some things in this situation ๐Ÿ™‚

Generally my skin is really good, but I tend to break out a bit when I am stressed.

My tummy also goes.. similar to your issues ๐Ÿ™‚ And just the general anxiety makes me weepy, sad/angry at the drop of a hat… and I make mountains out of molehills.. basically overreact at stupid things etc.


Post # 10
550 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Poorly. Usually my gut gets it first, I have IBS. I also am subject to panic attacks, tense muscles, jaw clenching, crying bouts, headaches, it’s bad.

Post # 11
9142 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Just started having stress induced migraines for the first time in my life.  Mine are particularly bad because they last about a week.

Post # 12
123 posts
Blushing bee

Panic attacks and I start my period. Full blown period plus bad PMS for about a week. It sucks. I cry a lot too

Post # 13
1079 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My stomach is usually the first thing to go.  When things get really rough I feel nauseous and lose my appetite.  I tend to loose a lot of weight when I’m really stressed which sucks because I don’t have much to begin with…

Post # 14
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

When I get stressed, my appetite goes out the window and I have to force myself to eat one good meal a day.  I get super nnauseated and my GI issues flare up.  I also tend to faint.  And of course, a good night’s sleep is just not happening.  Stress is a bitch.

ETA: I also can get panic attacks and tension headaches/migraines.

Post # 15
2902 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Ugh stress + ThinThirties do not play well together. My body just goes haywire. I lose hair, get psoriasis on my hands but the worst is my digestion just gives up. I’m talking about just not working for weeks at a time. It’s painful and exhausting. I work out about 4 times per week and that probably helps but not as much as I thought it would. I’m lucky to have a partner who grounds me and reminds me to just breath.

It also kills my adrenal glands making it hard to keep my weight low. I also get super dizzy to the point of blacking out every time I stand up. It’s really crappy ๐Ÿ™


Post # 16
472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I get really bad anxiety when I’m stressed, which leads to me throwing up. It’s awful! The week before I sent out invitations and the week before the wedding I threw up almost every day. I also lose my hair (I freaked out on our honeymoon because it started coming out by fistfuls) and I get really deep horizontal ridges on my nail beds. And I can’t sleep. Stress just sucks!

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