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   Posted 6/19/2008 6:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Around 11:30 PM last Night,I took 2 25 MG Benadryl's and about 30 minutes to an hour later fell asleep.
I woke at 3:30 AM,finished washing Dishes and been sitting at my Desk (at Home) for awhile.Starting to feel sick.
This sick I talk about is kinda hard to describe.I feel a slight sickening feeling in my lower Lumbar Spine that makes me feel sick all over.It worries me coz 11 years ago I had an Infection in my L1-L2.Before the excruciating pain set in,I had this sickening feeling.
I worry about Kidney Infection or even Kidney Stones.As far as I know I've never had a UTI.Sometimes before flushing Toilet,I see a small black speck in bottom of Toilet and wonder if I've passed a Stone though I do not feel any pain or discomfort whilst Urinating.
Also wondering if there might be something in my Apartment like Mold,Fungus or Bacteria that is making me feel unwell.I live in a small Apartment Complex and they don't do crap around here.I don't imagine the Filters (which are only changed twice per Year) are HEPA?
I don't move Furniture out often to Vacuum and dust due to my Spinal problems,so dust piles up behind my Furniture.It bothers me very much coz I tend to be what I will call a "slight perfectionist."
I am heavily into living as Organically as possible and due to financial hardships,it's often difficult to live as I wish.
I desperately need to do a Cleanse/Detox of every channel of elimination.I figure there is all sorts of "gunk" trapped in my Colon causing a backflow of Toxins in my Blood/System.
Just trying to figure out why I'm feeling this way..

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   Posted 6/19/2008 6:33 AM (GMT -6)   

Poor you..Gosh I thought I was the only one to do the "Over think" thing so well lol eyes ..You may even be better at it than me :) 

Am wondering if you are getting yourself into a state about your appt on monday..however, don't hesitate to seek medical advice and help if you feel you need it - reassurance will help heaps to ease your mind :-)

Big hugs Sydnee.

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   Posted 6/19/2008 6:51 AM (GMT -6)   

Especially with the familiar nature of your symptoms, bring it up with your doctor on Monday.

Also, are you able to afford one of those room-sized air purifiers or do you know anyone you could borrow one from? I tried one for a while when I thought I had lung problems (turns out I didn't), and it was kind of nice. They have their own HPA filters built in. By the way, my unit says to only change the HEPA filter once every year. I think I got mine for $89 on sale that time.

Bravo to you for the choice to live organically. My boyfriend is very much into that too, or at least he was before he had a teenager to raise! LOL


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   Posted 6/19/2008 7:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh my gosh you have NO idea how much I think!Sometimes I am so overwhelmed I can barely stand myself.See when I feel sick,unwell,or feel any sensation in my Body,I obsess that something is majorly wrong with me.My line of thought is:A Healthy Body doesn't experience anything,but who doesn't have aches,pains,headaches and such?I have to remind myself that Anxiety can feel nasty.


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   Posted 6/19/2008 7:52 AM (GMT -6)   


My appointment on Monday is to discuss the Agoraphobia and Anti-Anxiety Medication.There are a few things I'm going to mention,but he will probably ask that I return.

For several Years I've intended to buy a Humidifier,air-purifier and a Machine that fits a 5 Gallon bottle of Water.Just not a lot of extra $$$.

Thanks!Am having a rough go of living Organically.I want to renovate my Grandparent's Home so I can grow Vegetable and Herb Gardens,have Flowers,a few Chickens running around for Meat and Eggs,but I may not have the Money to renovate.

Teenagers huh? :-)


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   Posted 6/19/2008 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   


I agree with Sista J.  I feel that you could benefit from therapy to help you get off that meery-go-round. :-) CBT ( see post it at top of forum for resources) may be worth looking into for you.

Cognitive Therapy is based on the following process...

Beliefs leads to Thoughts leads to Emotions leads to behaviour 
10 major beliefs, which tend to emerge commonly in people who live with anxiety.  

1. I must be loved or liked and approved of by every person in my life.
  2. I must be completely competent, make no mistakes and achieve all the time if I am to be considered worthwhile.
  3. Some people are bad, wicked or evil, and they should be punished for this.
  4. It is dreadful, nearly the end of the world, when things aren’t how I want them to be.
  5. My bad feelings are caused by things outside of my control, so I can’t do anything about them.
  6. If something might be dangerous, unpleasant or frightening, I should worry about it a lot.
  7. It’s easier to put off something difficult or unpleasant than it is to face up to it.
  8. I need to depend on someone stronger than myself.
  9. My problem was caused by some event in my past, so that’s why I have it now.

I should be very upset by other people’s problems and difficulties.

Every one of the above beliefs is unhealthy and are commonly found in people who live with  Anxiety Disorder.  If you can change your unhealthy beliefs and thoughts and replace then with more healthy and realistic beliefs and thoughts, you can  change your emotions (Anxiety).



Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety, Panic & Depression 
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   Posted 6/20/2008 4:19 PM (GMT -6)   

Your comment "My line of thought is:A Healthy Body doesn't experience anything,but who doesn't have aches,pains,headaches and such" reminded me of something I read in a book on health anxiety. The authors said that some people have "noisier" bodies than others, meaning that a "noisy" body is one that notices or feels more sensations than a quieter one. They theorize that some of us with health anxiety simply have noisier bodies than average, and that we get the impression, because of the extra sensations that other people tell us they "don't have," that there is something wrong with us. In fact, it's just our bodies doing their normal, healthy thing, just more noticeably.

The authors are Taylor and Asmundson. If you look for their book, though, be careful because there are two. One is specifically for therapists and not so good for advice to those of us who suffer from health anxiety. (The therapist text is also pretty pricy.) I don't have the other book, but I think it's geared toward self-help.

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