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I don't know what is wrong with me. Over the past week I've had this achiness in my ribs in the back on both sides, pain in my left shoulder and upper arm, which my chiro said the arm was out so he fixed it, but still there, but I have to remember I had to for a week before I told him so of course it will be sore. Anyway, last night my ribs where aching so i put on some asprecreme which I 've used for years on my neck. About an hour after putting it on i was having hot flashes and sweating a lot with it, but it started to feel hot and burn on my back, I looked in the mirrow and there were small spots on the left side ribs where I had put it and none on the back section, so I cleaned it off and the burning stopped. But when it was happening I started to think I bet I have shingles. I know it sounds stupid. Then I woke up during the night, with ny night sweats and my neck felt stiff, I have nausea at times so I immediately thought I bet I have some kind of hidden virus and they are not finding it. My goodness how many times can someone with health anxiety keep making up this crap and worrying? I keep telling myself, if had something like that I wouldn't heal, like when i get a bruise it heals, I get a cut it heals. My last blood counts in March where all normal. I think because i have nausea, chills usually before a hot flash sometime just out of nowhere, sweating (hot flashes), achy arms and legs, rib aches, dizziness from my mirgaine associated vertigo which is everyday in some form, heart beating hard in the mornings, feel hot but temp is always below normal (due to my thyroid disorder) been this way for years. I know alot of the above symptoms can come from anxiety as well, but for some reason i keep looking for something to be wrong.
Any of you with health anxiety, do you ever wonder why you can't just let things go and be like other people? I asked myself this everyday, why can't the aspercreme thing last night be, the sweating causes a problem with it on my skin, no more than that, because when I cleaned it off, it stopped. Oh no, lets turn it into a virus. It makes no sense to me.
I guess its time to go back to my worry and anxiety workbook and meditiation to help me agian. Journeling helped also. I feel like a lunatic most of the time.
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