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There appears to be a growing number of posts concerning those who cannot believe tests results, no matter how many times they are performed, and are convinced they are suffering from some fatal disease
Added to this there is a constant home monitoring of heart/pulse rate and the measuring of blood pressure
This is truly disturbing and unhealthy to say the least. Sad too
Disbelief entrenches the symptoms of Anxiety Disorder and the sufferer is held fast in the anxiety/fear/panic cycle
Milton said it best in Paradise Lost
" THE MIND IS IT'S OWN PLACE, AND IN ITSELF CAN MAKE A HEAVEN HELL, A HELL OF HEAVEN "
Apart from emotionally/physically draining, repeated tests also drain the resources of the Health System.
Constant home monitoring of bodily functions can become obsessional and worse still are guaranteed to give high readings because the sufferer is in a state of agitation when performing them,ie, hoping for good results
Blood pressure/heartbeat/pulse fluctuate dependant upon what we are doing at the time and our state of mind
From personal experience I can state catergorically that acceptance of Anxiety/Panic Disorder, dealing with that and that alone, putting aside negativity and doubts, is the way out of it
Your self-help methods, the support of the Forum members, are the tools you need to deal with and overcome AD/PD. Whereas allowing your imagination to fix upon worst case scenarios will ensure you will never overcome the problem
My heart goes out to all those afraid. Fear is our most unpleasant emotion. I have experienced all that AD/PD can throw at us. I truly understand
Please, please accept the problem for what it is and not for what it isn't, for that which you fear it might be. Taking control is empowering. Dealing with the problem boosts confidence
I wish each and every one of you the best, and the courage to accept
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