Health anxiety

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Is it just me that feels this way for the past 3months now iv been so scared of getting in so scared it's unreal I feel like I'm losing my mind over this I just keep.going round in circles with it and I just dont know what to do any more iv seen my doctor I'm going to counceling Im trying to do everything but nothing is working it really is destroying me as a person I don't wont to eat I don't won't to sleep I keep getting stomach cramps I have diarrhoea some days I'm having panic attacks it's becoming a real big deal and taking over my life even though I know I'm okay iv had so many blood test and been seen by the doctor and I'm fine but in my head I'm not I'm really not I don't know what to do anymore, is it just me that is Like this thank you for taKing the time to read this thank you

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    Did the doctor give yiu any medications to help you? Sometimes they are needed short term just to catch a break and regroup, 
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      Everyone basically with health anxiety seems to feel that way. Im strongly believing it is the disorder pumping in fear. Fear seems to control way too much even recovering or managing it at times.  Its an anxiety rule you made.  And yes some people dont need them, but some people really do. They are not permanent. 

      How is it better to live day to day in terror and misery?  Anxiety disorders unmanaged create more and more anxiety rules until your caged in. Logically it makes no sense if you are in a state of crisis. Sometimes things get out of control and it is needed, even if its short term just to regroup. 

      To do it without meds requires intense commitment and dedication to therapy, some form of skill class cbt..etc..a ton of knowledge on what an anxiety disorder is and how it works, mindfullness, maybe yoga..etc..and even doing everyone of things there are setbacks. So this route is possible but a very concious effort is required. And to learn or absorb any of it you have to be a semi calm mindset. 

       

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    Anxiety has so many different symptoms and from reading your post you are experiencing some that are definitely pretty intense and I have been where you are at so you are not alone. I went to the ER one day because I was convinced that I had a brain tumor or some other major health issue, no way Anxiety was causing this but I was 100% wrong! I had a CT SCAN and all this blood work done and I was healthy as can be, and yes the Anxiety was the problem. The Doctor told me to do the right thing and see a psychiatrist which I did, I talked to him about what was going on it we worked on getting some Meds to help keep the Anxiety under control and also to get something for sleep, lack of sleep only feeds Anxiety so this is important to talk about. With his help I was able to get the Anxiety under control and I feel so much better and I guarantee you will to. It takes some time and some Meds don't work or take time to work so be patient and don't feel scared to go this route, it's the best thing to do. Good luck 

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      That's just how I feel I was ill with gastroenteritis and I'm still convinced I still have it and if it's not that then I have somthing els I get tummy ache I think I'm going to die I have ocd to I just feel so alone in this and like some don't understand like I have to pretend I'm okay when I'm not I am seeing a psychiatrist and I'm getting treated with cbt and for ocd I'm just finding things really hard at the moment and any little thing triggers it at the moment I'm sorry to here you had to go though this to its horrible and I wouldn't wish it upon any one God bless you and I'm happy you could get past it and thank you for taking the time to reply to my post means a lot

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    Hi Natalie,

    Can u work out what the original trigger was for your anxiety?

    Have you sought or has doctor prescribed anti anxiety meds cos this would help to calm you down in the first instance.

    I was prescribed anti deps when I had the same racing negative thoughts. It calmed me.

    Your negative thoughts are ruling you and yes your going round in circles.

    In counselling are you addressing the issues behind this?

    Counselling doesn't always work straight away, can depend on counsellor, how anxious u are, but it is a start. Don't give it up.

    I've had counselling over any years with lots of different people. But you do need to have in mind and remind urself what is trigger, was the original trigger.

    Msge me whenever. I'm here to help if you need support.

    Phil

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      Hi Phil,

      Yes the trigger is always about an illness I am working hard with the counseller to tryou and deal with this it's just really hard I'm finding it anyways and I have been given Meds I just want take them because I'm scared they will hurt me, I'm just in the circle all day everyday with being scared and worried all the time it's just so draining I just don't know what to do anymore thank you for the reply really means a lot

      Natalie

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