Anna Gregoline | April 26, 2004
How do you guys try to release stress? Not necessarily things you do, but also how you think or release worries.

What with my mysterious hives illness (now only diagnosed as eczema but caused by what?), our break-in, constant money worries, and today waking up with a sore throat, I'm tired of being stressed out.

Melissa Erin | April 26, 2004
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Anna Gregoline | April 26, 2004
Yeah, can't wait to read about it.

That's a good idea. I wanted to go out and take a walk yesterday, but then it got all dark and threatening/gloomy and I lost interest. Probably should have gone anyway.

Jackie Mason | April 26, 2004
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Erik Bates | April 27, 2004
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Scott Hardie | April 27, 2004
I wish I had some advice for you, Anna, about how to cope with stress. But I do have a consideration: Could your eczema be caused, or worsened, by the stress in your life? For the past two years I've had recurring bouts of stomach flu that start and stop mysteriously, and after discussing it with a friend I realized that each bout followed a particularly stressful incident. After I understood that there was no infection or other physical cause, not only did the symptoms weaken, but it took away one additional stressor in my life.

Mike Eberhart | April 27, 2004
If I'm really stressed out, or angry, I usually go to the gym and lift weights. I can usually have a pretty good workout when I'm in that state of mind.

Anna Gregoline | April 27, 2004
I've thought about it - mostly though, it feels like I'm stressed out about being sick! Right now I'm fighting cold-like symptoms. I haven't felt healthy totally for like 4 months or more now. It's frustrating.


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