Colds/Flu and Anxiety

Click play to hear Barry explain this anxiety sensation.

Sometimes people who are making good progress with their anxieties experience a setback when they come down with either a head cold or the flu. The reason for this is because, as the body wards off the cold or flu, it makes the people feel drained and vulnerable.

To people with anxiety, this can feel unnerving because it may remind them of how they felt during an intense spell of anxiety. Colds and flu also come with an almost claustrophobia-like sensation of being congested up in your head.

Try to remember that if you do experience additional anxiety when dealing with either a cold of flu, trust that the renewed anxiety will lift as soon as your body recovers.