I can relate to you very well. When I an anxious and panciky and need to go out of the house, I start thinking the "what ifs". What if I go crazy while driving, what if I go crazy while in the store, and on it goes. The dr tells me it is the imbalance of serotonium in the brain and I cant stop thinking about bad things. I TRY to think of good things, but when we are anxious, we are scared and nervous. This panic/anxiety is not a fun thing and it is very difficult to deal with. But like I said, what are the chances of it happening?
It has never happened since I was diagnosed with anxiety 20 some years ago, and it probably never will. Its hard to train you brain, lol. But hang in there, you are not alone. Hope this makes sense, hon
Hey there 1Day,
You may have a bit of an issue with Health Anxiety. Please remember I am not a professional. Health phobia refers to an excessive preoccupation or worry about having a serious illness. Often, health anxiety persists even after a physician has evaluated you and reassured you that your concerns about symptoms do not have an underlying medical basis or, if there is a medical illness, the concerns are far in excess of what is appropriate for the level of disease.
Your anxiety is now scaring you into believing you are going "crazy". You are not going crazy as you are posting here and you are very capable of making informed consents and understanding what the members are posting to you.
Try to stay in the moment, don't let the "what ifs" rule your life. Remember we have anxiety, it does not have us. Keep posting and lose the google for a bit. You are scaring yourself with what you read.
You are doing to be ok, trust. We are all here for you.
Kitt...........that was an awesome post. It seems like I have Health anxiety, even after ER drs and my Internist tell me the only thing I suffer from is anxiety and Fibromyalgia......which is enough. But there are times I can talk myself into thinking I am having a heart attack, etc. Thanks for that post, it really hit home
Marlys, Hello and Welcome to Healing Well and the A & P forum.
To open a new thread of your own just click on new topic and put a title on your topic so people will know what you want to talk about. Then post away to your hearts content.
When you are through posting be sure to click on the submit button at the end of your mesage and it will be posted to the board.
I am sure you will be pleased with all the response you receive.
Good Moring 1 day,
Checking in bright and early today to see how you are doing? I see you have met some of of super members and you have receive some wise support.
Please keep posting as we are all here for you and will do our best to help you out.
Hey there, I so understand the weight gain from the ADs as I am not sure if I want to be thin and goofy or sane and chubby. When my weight goes up my self esteem plumments as I am sure people are thinking.........look at how fat she got.
Who ever decided rail thin women were in vogue should be shot at sunrise or made to walk the plank. It is who we are inside not on the outside. I am empathetic to your feelings.