AM I GOING CRAZY?! NO, YOU’RE GRIEVING.

The death of one we love leaves us feeling overwhelmed and our bodies react in many ways to that out-of-control feeling. You may feel like you’re “losing it” and wonder if your reaction is normal. Chances are it is. If you are concerned, reach out to your doctor, counselor, or a trusted friend.

These are some of the ways our bodies react to loss and mourning:

·      Chest pains or heart problems

·      Dizziness

·      Dry mouth

·      Empty feeling in the stomach

·      Fatigue

·      Feeling of “something stuck in my throat”

·      Headache

·      Inability to sleep

·      Sleeping all the time

·      Loss of sexual desire or having overly active sexual desire

·      Loss of weight or weight gain

·      Nausea and vomiting

·      Increased allergic reactions

·      Oversensitivity to noise

·      Purposeless activity

·      Hyperactivity

·      Shortness of breath

·      Trembling

·      Uncontrollable sighing and sobbing

·      Muscle weakness

·      Various gastrointestinal symptoms: constipation, diarrhea, or excessing gas

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