Ok, just feeling a little anxious about my health again and asking for support!

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paniccu
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   Posted 3/18/2008 11:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I had a tough weekend worrying that my leg pain was something horrible, than reread some of Lucinda Bassett, talked to some friends and felt a lot better. I need to get myself on the right track mentally and physically again. I finally was feeling confident enough to call the doc back today and decided to ask for a complete blood workup and well check to be scheduled as well as seeing me for the leg (since I knew I would procrastinate that as well). My appt is next Thurs since I need time to get blood test back. Now I'm feeling slightly anxious about the legs again! Ugh!!! I really do think it is what the doc suspects though, a pinched nerve, which I know from having sciatica in the past takes a long time to fix sometimes and isn't urgent. Help me put my mind at ease please!

anastasia01
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   Posted 3/18/2008 1:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey I am sorry about your leg pain. Im sure that the doctor knows what it is. And I know he will get you the help you need so it will go away. I always will have a simple pain or just feel weird and begin to think I have all sorts of things wrong with me. But I'm sure it is all part of this anxiety. Try not to stress too bad over this. Put your trust in the doctor and go from there. Mabye a cold ice pck or a warm mat will help to sooth your leg pain. Over the counter ibeprofine should help the pain also. Try and think positive and you will make it through this. Mabye watch some movies you really enjoy and it may take your mind off of things. Hope you feel better soon.

ANASTASIA


paniccu
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   Posted 3/18/2008 1:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Anastasia! The doc told me to take Aleve and it does help a little. I am pretty sure the pain is nerve or spine related. Taking deep breaths and relaxing.

crying
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   Posted 3/18/2008 1:50 PM (GMT -7)   
aww I know how bad the worry can be when you have to wait. I figure your leg pain is prolly what the doc said. Try proping those feet up and see if you can get your mind off it by watching alittle tv or reading something,grab some ice cream. Although I know when I am in a panic nothing can fully get my mind off the problem.
I sometimes wish I would have married a doc then I could ask him what was wrong with me all the time, LOL
You'll be fine and get threw it and be back to your self in no time.
Puttin' the Fun in Dis-fun-ction!


anastasia01
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   Posted 3/18/2008 2:58 PM (GMT -7)   
You will be okay paniccu:) I know how bad anxiety is and how bad it can get especially when you have something you are worried about. Doctors can do anything these days and they will get you the care you need. That is there job. Do you live with someone? Well another thing that may help is to be around the people you love. Think about good times and how there will be many more good times to come for you. Anxiety can try and try to make you feel bad and worry about every little thing so try and beat it. Try not to worry. Do something you enjoy. Call and talk to someone who you like talking to. When I feel bad, I like to help someone else to feel better or to be nice to someone to make them happy and I find that it helps me to feel better when I help others. I dont know how bad your leg pain is. But if it is bad enough, ask for someone to come and help you with something and enjoy the time spent with them. Get someone to rent some movies and try to watch them. Soak in the bath tub with some soapy and bubbly water. Paint your toenails! I really hope that you feel better soon. Remind yourself that it is just the anxiety that makes you feel like this and that things are really okay. Your leg is going to be just fine. Is there someone who can massage your back or your body to take your mind off your leg. A good scalp massage always feel good. Well take it easy tonight. Put some pillows on the couch and hop on it. Pretend you are a small child and have everyone cater to your needs while you lay in front of the tv on the cushiony couch relaxed.lol Close your eyes for a minute and think of a beautiful beach scene. Imagine you laying in the sand with your feet in the water, watching the beautiful waves:) I hope I am helping you. Well keep posting if you feel bad and I will try and help you.


ANASTASIA


stkitt
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   Posted 3/18/2008 3:00 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey there, I am proud of you for making the appointment with your Dr.

Try this when your mind starts to wander downe the anxiety road. Visualize a red stop sign in  your mind when you  encounter a fear provoking thought. When the negative thought comes,  think of a red stop sign that serves as a reminder to stop focusing on that thought and to think of something else. You  can then try to think of something positive to replace the negative thought.

Give it a try, I use that and it works for me.

Hugs

Kitt


 
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety ~ Panic  ~ Crohn's
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It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.~Mahatma Gandhi~
 

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