Anyone else experiencing the same anxiety?

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Evening all, as I've mentioned in previous post I've been suffering from well what my Gp's have said is health anxiety I do find it a struggle to accept that what I'm experiencing is anxiety and all in the mind, I have to be honest I have convinced myself over the past three months I have had some major illnesses and I'm not to sure where all this has come from, I've been on verious meds citalopram, propanolol and now Amitriptyline & Atenolol, although I felt a little benefit from these for a couple of days I feel they are no longer working, I've had a terrible day today feeling really down and very upset and convinced I have bowel cancer, this due to what I think is a change in my stools but according to the Bristol Stool Chart my stools are ideal but as they have some clear mucus and the only way to describe it is an itchy feeling in my stomach also the very bottom of my back/spine is aching I've been very frightened by what I've read on the net

I'm finding it very difficult to convince myself that I'm ok and there is nothing wrong with me, does anyone else have feeling of dread worry etc.... Thanks

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    The itchy feeling is only every now and then on the left hand side
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    I think you have classic Health Anxiety GAD. Stay clear of meds if you can, it numbs it, but one day you are going to have to get off the meds and that's hell, BEEN THERE.

    The only reason you are having this is because you are thinking.

    Dont research your condition on Doctor Google, I started developing symptoms I never had once I read about them!!! How bonkers was that!!!

    Your only worry now, is the worry of your next panic, this is the cycle which needs breaking.

    Forget about it as much as you can, live your life as normal as possible, no matter how you feel and remember you are not Ill, you dont have an illness, you are worried and your body reacts as it should when you are worried. It shakes, it produces adrenaline and you feel you need to run. But you are only worried about about worring about been worried, how daft is that!!!! Hope it sorts its self out. John

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    Also forget to mention Anxiety make the body react like there is somthign wrong. So it effects your breathing and digestive system. Hence the funny poo!!

    There is nothing wrong with you and your are not ill, the sooner you can either have every test the doctor can do or you can understand that your body is reacting to your worrying the better.

    You worried all day yesterday, did anything happen to you..... NO

    You worried all day today has anything happened to you..... NO

    Health Anxiety has and never will harm you or anyone........... You now need to tell your brain that.

    John

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    Hi john, I know what you are saying the bowel cancer worry/thought only came on last night as I had seen something on the news regarding a lady who has been diagnosed with it when she went to her dr's with a niggling pain in her side, straightway that set me worrying about the feelings I've been having, I did the daft thing and checked symptoms on the net and it came up with what I feel I have which set my panic off and as mentioned has caused me to have one hell of a day to the point were the wife came home whilst I was getting a bath and found me very upset, what worries me even more is what if I try to forget about it and it is what I have, that's what frightens me, I've said it before will say it again, if this is health anxiety it really is not nice
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    I dont know if I am saying right thing here, because I dont know how old you are.

    But 22,800 people in the UK got bowel cancer in 2010 and 9 out of 10 were over 60.... So if you under 60,

    So out of 70 million people in the UK, less then 0.0000001% of under 60's got Bowel Cancer....

    I do hope your under 60.

    You are not a Doctor and neither is Google.

    All Anxiety is terrible, worrying for nothing....... It takes up 80% of your thinking power, so you only have 20% on other things, so lack of concentration/memory.

    There is nothing wrong with you. You can be cured. You dont have an illness, you have symptoms of an Illness.

    I was were you are now for 2/3 years on and off. And now thank goodness, its off for ever now.

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    Hi Bill,

    Sorry to hear how you are feeling,but health anxiety is pretty awful I know I suffer with it.But have you passed any blood in your stools if you have it still does not have to be cancer it can be piles or something simple.Next you could ask your GP for a bowel test kit which if you are a certain age you get anyway but I think you can request one at any age.My Daughter is a bowel specialist and believe me I gave never heard your symptons being significant. Take Carexx

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    Hi Joan, im in the 30-35 age group, I have never seen any blood thankfully but upon reading about that type of illness the blood can be so tiny you are unable to see it, I do keep trying to reassure myself but it is very difficult I have to say, the slightest niggle in my stomach sets the worry & panic off
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    Bill

    STOP READING GOOGLE....... Its not a doctor and the way you are feeling, you will make yourself feel every sensation you read!!!

    If you read, you might get a itch on your right ear of you have an illness, within a few minutes you will be itching your right ear.....

    If you are that worried, go doctors and get a test, you can do it by post.......

    But then you will be Googling the next pain....

    I have been there Bill, stop Googleing, its not helping you at all.

    John

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    Yes Bill that's true but believe me to be that serious you would see the blood,I had a water infection 2 months ago anda water sample came back with traces of blood which you are right I could not see,but nothing more than infection which antibiotics cleared.as John says stop googling in fact lets all have a Dr Google ban on here,now please go to GP on Monday and tell him exactly how you feel and if he thinks so he will do tests.Good Luck
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    I will be booking in to the dr's Monday as it's been a hell of a weekend and its only just began, I have mentioned it a couple of times to my two Gp's they have said it's IBS brought on by my anxiety, I've had two blood tests in the past three months and they where both fine, yep I will go for that NO MORE GOOGLE as I know it doesn't help me at all
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    It took me 6 months to get of anti-depressants, which I was prescribed from anxiety!!! (Explain that one).

    So if two GP's say you are OK, try not to go on any more medication, you have to come off it one day and its hell.

    The worst thing is, you even know there is nothing wrong with you. I know it hard, I am not saying its not, but once I learned how to tell my brain everything was OK, all my feelings of Anxiety started to go and within a few weeks, I was back to normal. (well my normal!! lol)

    You have wasted 3 months worrying about something thats not real. Dont waste any more time on it.

    Everything you are feeling are sensations, sent by your brain because you are worried and your body is reacting to this. You are not ill.

    Best of luck and just asked Doctor to do a full MOT on you on Monday.

    Take care.

    John

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    Well done Bill glad to hear it and don't worry about going that's what they are there for,and another good sign blood tests clear which could also show up anything abnormal,also the meds you are on could give you some symtoms in the stomache,and also good old anxiety,Hopefully you will try and have the rest of the weekend a bit calmer,let us know how if goes.
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    Bill79 i know like everyone ellse in this fotum that anxirty is playing with your mind .i have been there and thank god now i feel so much better.first time a panic attack just hit me out of nowhere since then i thought i have a illnes that will kill me any minute, i have done anything to make sure that really is anxiety, plus all the symptoms i had for months and months diarreha so i was convinced i have cancer i did colonoscopy and nothing.it took me one year to do all the test under the sun, but you dont have too , don't chase every symptom you have , never go on google that was my biggest mistake,i refuse to be on medication, i tell my self everyday ill not dye and anxiety will not take over my life, trust me will work it did for me i hope will for you.good luck.
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    Thanks, I'm not sure if it is panic attacks that I have it feels just like a constant worry morning till night that I have something, the feeling in my stomach and feeling I need to go the loo every min has just got me worrying a lot, as mentioned I have to be honest I have convinced myself that I have had a handful of major illnesses in just three months! This weekend has been by far the worst and has really gotten to me causing really distress, try to assure myself I'm fine is seeming like a really battle
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    I think you have classic Anxiety GAD. Stay clear of meds if you can, it numbs it, but one day you are going to have to get off the meds and that's hell, BEEN THERE.

    The only reason you are having Panic attacks now is because you are thinking, why have i not had one and then you have one. Your body does this on its own.

    Dont research your condition on Doctor Google, I started developing symptoms I never had once I read about them!!! How bonkers was that!!!

    Your only worry now, is the worry of your next panic, this is the cycle which needs breaking.

    Forget about it as much as you can, live your life as normal as possible, no matter how you feel and remember you are not Ill, you dont have an illness, you are worried and your body reacts as it should when you are worried. It shakes, it produces adrenaline and you feel you need to run. But you are only worried about about worring about been worried, how daft is that!!!! Hope it sorts its self out. John

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