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I'm not sure what area this would go to, but mental health seems to be my best bet to figure this out.
Before I start I have not been to see a doctor about this as I believe it was not necessary, if you recommend I do, please say otherwise I will not go.
So I want to be a vet and am in my first year of an animal management course, before I finish my two years of this foundation course I need to try and resolve this.
I have a huge problem when it comes to illness, by no means am I a hypochondriac or such and I will not try and avoid illness. When we being to talk of illness (be it animal ir human) I have a extremely uncomfortable reaction. My skin begins to feel uncomfortable, especially my hands and I get weird sensations that I cannot describe. I begin to breathe at a much faster rate and have even started to twitch. Though I am completely aware of what is happening I cannot control it. I have tried breathing deeply, repeating calming phrases in my head and even tapping. None if it stops though tapping helps reduce the feeling. This ONLY happens when talking of illness or injury (such as broken bones) or surgery that is required with it. It does not occur when I enter a hospital or clinic, but can occur anywhere at anytime despite how comfortable I may be up until that point.
My idea behind why this occurs is due to having surgery when I was a young child (about 3) and having a few moments which terrified me.
Though I think this probably isn't a phobia or trauma, I do think that this is the most likely area to finding ideas of what I could be because I don't want to give up on my dream just because of some uncomfortable feeling.
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