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panicky feelings as soon as children show signs of illness

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Beachcomber Fri 23-Nov-12 18:23:16

I get a bit like this, particularly for DD1 who has a history of health problems and who has febrile convulsions when she runs a temperature.

It is a horrible feeling, so I sympathise with you. So sorry to hear of your bereavements - it sounds entirely normal that you would react like this if you have lost people.

The only thing that helps me is to sit with DD when she is ill. I keep her off school if I'm worried (she is asthmatic, has a heart issue and severe allergies so school understand).

Do you have a partner? Can you share your worries?

amillionyears Fri 23-Nov-12 18:16:03

Some people find their religion a help and a comfort.

If you have lost family members quickly, you may want to ask about this on the bereavement board. You are probably not the only one to have the same feelings in your position.

mandmsmummy Fri 23-Nov-12 17:54:01

Not religious why do you ask?

I know its a bit over the top but stems from losing family members quickly so its just a natural feeling now.


amillionyears Fri 23-Nov-12 16:29:33

Are you religious at all?
I think it is natural to worry about them, but what you are experiencing is a little out of the ordinary.

mandmsmummy Thu 22-Nov-12 19:38:21

I have suffered with anxiety for 13 years due to bereavement and I've had CBT and medication occasionally which have helped. I am so much better but worry about my kids so much. DD went slightly hot tonight (only 37.3) and although I didnt panic I've had a 'nervous' feeling incase she becomes ill. I know its daft, just wondered if anyone else felt like this and what they do to help?

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