Cannot Get Rabies from my Mind

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Im affarid and Scared i have bad aniexty and i read a american site about pets can give you rabies i was told it wasnt in the uk but my brain wont take it of my mind someone said it was now im suffering with panic attacks i wont let my cats near me or anyone that goes near me. I cannot get a phycatric appioment there all booked i cant take living like this for much longer.

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    Fear on rabies, cancer ,aids etc is very common with anxiety and more especially ocd. I too share this fear, I totally understand how suffocating and terrifying it feels. But please trust me, its amazingly common with ocd. Don't Google, try and keep your anxiety low, and talk to your doctor about ocd treatment. Its hard I know, but stop reading Internet stories,many are total works of fiction or half truths
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    No rabies. No need for worry, get some cat food out and make friends with your cat again !  We can fall into this horrible cycle of going over and over something that worries us. Almost always it is unproductive, unnecessary and disturbing. Knowing this doesn't stop the focus, anxiety and sometimes panic attacks. But please know it's just a trick of the mind and not reality. I got some relief from my version with Mirtazapine and then some counselling once I got my head above water. I hope you feel better soon, David.
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    I too have done this sort of thing, how much of our lives are wasted in pointless worry. Try keeping a journal of how you feel on a daily basis. As you look back you will see how none of the things you worried about happened. This sounds simpl

    Istic, and its not meant to sort the whole problem out but it will help. X

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    Does anyone know if Rabies really isnt in england because i really need help even though i havent looked on the internet about the symptoms im still really concerned
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      Well any answer won't put your mind at ease, it really won't. I know this because I suffer from health anxiety, and presently I have the exact same fears as you. The UK is classed as rabies free, if you were symptomatic of having rabies, then the animal would first be very I'll indeed, and most likely dead. Also you would be I'll in hospital- and I mean very ill. I know these things as fact, yet like you the ocd tells me I still may have it. Neither of us do, I promise you, even I'm countries where it's a relevant problem it is very rare, never mind in a country that has had no reported cases in nearly 100 years, any cases have been when the person has been infected abroad then came home to the UK. So no. Neither of us have it, but I know that doesn't help.  I am waiting to see a psychiatrist to help me with the ocd, if you haven't already please see a doctor or therapist to attend to the ocd, that's the real problem.  If you don't o fear you'll move from one,deadly disease to the next, that's just what can happen
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      Maybe if you tell the symptoms I and others can help reassure u that they are common with ocd and anxiety. Things like dry mouth, problems swallowing, lump in the throat, focusing on saliva production, fluctuations in temperature, headaches etc are just the tip of the iceberg for ocd sufferers 
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      Also something which nay give you temporary relief, if you had rabies symptoms,  you would be no longer living in a very quick time. You go from symptoms to hospital to a bad way in a matter of days, not weeks or months. Quarentine from a bite is 10 days, if an animal bites and is suspected then it is Quarentined for 10 days. If in 10 days the animal does not die or become very very,ill then it doesn't have it and,neither,does the person it bit

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      Thank you so much i have the symptoms of ocd and i have some tablets from the doctor called propanolol hopefully they will give me some relief until i can get therapy
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