Can anxiety make you feel like you have the flu and flu-like symptoms?
Yes! Being chronically anxious can make it seem like you have the flu and flu-like symptoms. This occurs because of how behaving anxiously affects the body, and how the body can behave when it’s under sustained stress, such as that from overly apprehensive behavior.
You can read more about this under our ‘feeling like the flu and flu-like symptoms” symptom on our anxiety symptoms page. Recovery Support members can read more about why anxiety can make it seem like you have the flu and/or having flu-like symptoms under the ‘flu-like symptoms’ symptom in the Symptoms section (Chapter 9).
The combination of good self-help information and working with an experienced anxiety disorder therapist, coach, or counselor is the most effective way to address anxiety and its many symptoms. Until the core causes of anxiety are addressed - we call these core causes the underlying factors of anxiety - a struggle with anxiety unwellness can return again and again. Dealing with the underlying factors of anxiety is the best way to address problematic anxiety.
For more information about our Anxiety Therapy, Coaching, Counseling option; our Available Anxiety Therapists; to Book An Appointment with one of our anxiety therapists; common Symptoms of Anxiety; Anxiety Attack Symptoms; anxiety Recovery Support area; common Anxiety Myths; and our Anxiety 101 section; or click on the appropriate graphic below:
Return to our Anxiety Frequent Questions page.
Authors: Jim Folk, Marilyn Folk, BScN. Last updated July 2016.