Need reassurance-got scared at Mother's Day event

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greyhound
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   Posted 5/11/2008 5:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I was at my parents' house today, which generally makes me nervous anyway. I have every type of anxiety known to man, plus OCD.
 
Anyway, I was looking at my dad and hoping his coloring looked fine. I felt my heart flutter (which I get sometimes) then my head suddenly felt "tight" and dizzy for a few seconds. I tried to keep calm. After that we went for a ride and I told my husband and mom what happened. They told me that I am fine. Also, I am recoving from a bug with lots of coughing, etc.
 
Please tell me this is anxiety and I am fine. Please don't say anything that could scare me. I was at the doctor 2 weeks ago getting antibiotics and they listened to my heart then. I try to tell myself I am fine.
 
Thank you and God bless.
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Danxiety
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   Posted 5/11/2008 5:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Greyhound_

Sure sounds like anxiety to me. I think you may have some sub-conscience fears about your fathers health? Anyways, if it trigger when you were looking at him to see if he looked ok, and felt that wave hit you, i would think its anxiety. Also, you're recovering from a bug and sometimes that can make anxiety easier to surface, especially if you're taking any cold medication. AND its mothers day and you're with you're parents and that has brought on anxiety in the past...


Hang in there. My heart used to flutter ALL the time and i know its a weird / scary feeling...
dan
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greyhound
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   Posted 5/11/2008 5:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Dan. I appreciate your kind words.
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Cosmo girl
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   Posted 5/11/2008 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry your mothers day didn't go so well. I get that tight and dizzy feeling in my head all the time! I was actually just researching it to make sure it was just the anxiety. Which I did read was a factor. Don't worry, I know easier said than done. Let us know how your feeling once you get over this bug.

greyhound
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   Posted 5/11/2008 5:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Cosmo Girl. I hope you enjoyed your day.
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stkitt
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   Posted 5/11/2008 8:49 PM (GMT -7)   

greyhound,

If your just getting over a respiratory infection you are probably still feeling a bit anxious and listening to your heart and lungs is part of your medical screening exam any time you go to clinic with infection or colds.  You are ok sweetie.  Your normal, like us and you have anxiety.  eyes
Of course, you will have moments when someone looks ill and it spooks you but it was most likely just the lighting in the area and your anxiety kicked in. :-) I know you will be ok, so please give yourself a hug for me and remember you belong to this family and we are right here for you.

Gentle Hugs
Kitt


 
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greyhound
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   Posted 5/12/2008 2:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Kitt. You know just what to say to make all of us in this family feel better.
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percycat
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   Posted 5/13/2008 12:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Greyhound,

I have really bad health anxiety, and if something even subconsciously pokes that "hot button" that makes me think about health, it's tough to fight down the anxiety.

I agree with others too that if you're just recovering from a bug, you may be more prone to flushes or weird head feelings right now. Again, with me, once any kind of weird physical symptom starts, I imagine the worst.

You are going to be fine. Good for you for telling your hubby and mom what you were feeling. A little reassurance from the folks who were right there when it happened is a good thing!

Hope you're feeling less agitated about it by now.

percycat

greyhound
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   Posted 5/13/2008 2:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Percycat. You're a blessing!
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 5/13/2008 6:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Greyhound
I was hit with a really bad bug not long ago as was my daughter Cait but she hasd it worse than I and her anxiety was thru the roof

I would really agree it is anxiety from just getting over the "bug"

God Bless and take care

LYN
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greyhound
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   Posted 5/13/2008 5:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Lyn. God bless you and Cait.
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