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Vacations, Weekends Make You Sick?

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Her advice: Deal with the underlying issues or struggles that are causing the symptoms.

"This is a signal there's need for a life change of some sort," she tells WebMD. "They need to think about the rewards of vacation time, about the type of vacation that would be rewarding for them, about what's relaxing for them."

Whether it's spending a whole day in bed or taking a cooking class in Paris, the leisurely sick need to take some control over their lives, Kaslow says -- "to discover what's relaxing for them, which may not be relaxing for other people."

Medically reviewed October 2001 by Gary D. Vogin, MD.

 

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