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Article: Feeling anxious

Why am i feeling anxious? Sometimes people who have been through a traumatic event notice that they feel more worried about things than before they went to hospital. Feeling worried, anxious or panicky is a common and normal experience following severe illness and admission to hospital for critical care. When you feel anxious, you might notice unpleasant changes in your body such as, breathing faster, a faster heartbeat, feeling sweaty, or churning stomach. The body sensations you feel...

Article: Feeling anxious, low or sad

Is it common to feel anxious or low while in hospital, even if I’m well enough to move from Intensive Care to a ward? Yes, it is very common. Being unwell and needing to be in hospital for treatment can be very frightening, and being away from home or feeling ill often leads people to feel low in mood. This is entirely normal. For most people anxiety reduces and mood improves with time, especially when we are feeling physically better and are able to do more. Comparing what you...

Article: Flashbacks

What are flashbacks? Flashbacks are vivid and frightening memories that come into your awareness suddenly and catch you by surprise (unlike when you deliberately choose to think about). They are often visual (you see them), but can also come in different forms, like being able to smell, hear, taste, or feel (an emotion or a body sensation) an aspect of a memory. There may be an obvious trigger (something very similar has reminded you), or it can feel like it comes from out of nowhere...