Post # 1
I’m going through alot of stressful stuff at the moment and my body is doing some crazy things.. as well as my mind. I’m currently having bouts of [tmi ] nausea and other tummy… issues a la poop. and I’ve crossed over to giddy. I can’t stop laughing/crying/laughing/crying.. and usually lack sleep. I’m just wondering how your bodies react to stress/what weird stress reactions you may have.
ETA: so I emailed my dad telling him how my stress has made my tummy..poopy… and he replied “At least nobody can say you don’t give a shit about the wedding ” ahahaha I LOL’ed and they asked what was funny (at work) and I clearly couldn’t say… so I had to share here.
ETA again: and to add, after I told him he made me laugh and made my coworkers ask.. he said I hope that the laughing didn’t create any “squirting issues”
Post # 3
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
- 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
hahah your dad is funny 🙂
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
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
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
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
@mayflowerbride13: Lol you’re so funny. I am glad you’re able to laugh at some things in this situation 🙂
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 🙂 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
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
- 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
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
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
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
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 🙁
Post # 16
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!