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Samer
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   Posted 8/7/2008 9:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,

Following a riksy exposure to HIV, I have developped a severe case of OCD.
I put my life on hold for a while and let the OCD rule it.
I finally saw a counsellor who put me on lexapro 10 mg and upping to 20 mg.
The medication does not really kick in quickly and my panic attacks are numerous.
 
I wonder if anyone has any tips for dealing with panic attacks and OCD especially when it creeps up on you in the middle of the night when you have no one to reach to?

stkitt
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   Posted 8/8/2008 6:49 AM (GMT -7)   

Samer

Welcome to the A & P forum.  I am sorry you are having anxiety and panic attacks.  Remember the med may take up to 6 weeks to work at it's full capacity so don't give up on it.

Here is my favorite for dealing with panic attacks.

It does not matter if you feel frightened, disorientated, dreamlike, or unsteady. These feelings are an exaggeration of the normal bodily reactions to stress.

Just because you have these sensations doesn't mean you are crazy. These feelings are just unpleasant and frightening, not dangerous. Nothing worse will happen to you.

Let your feelings come. . Don't run away from panic. When you feel panic build up, take a deep breath and as you breathe out, let go. Keep trying. Stay there almost as if you were floating in space. Don't fight the feeling of panic. Accept it; you can deal with it.

Try to make yourself as comfortable as possible without escaping. If you're on a street, lean against a post or a store wall. If you're at the cosmetics department of a store, find a quieter counter or corner. If you're in a boutique, tell the salesperson you don't feel well and want to sit for a while. Do not jump into a car and go home in fear.

Don't indulge in stinkin thinking, "Why can't I be normal ? Why does this have to happen to me?" Just accept what is happening to you. If you do this, what you fear most will not happen.

Think about what is really happening to your body at this moment. Do not think "Something terrible is going to happen. I must get out." Repeat to yourself "I am ok, I will not die or lose control."

Try to distract yourself from what is going on inside you. Look at your surroundings. See the other people around you. .They are with you, not against you.

When the panic subsides, let your body go loose, take a deep breath, and go on with your day. Remember, each time you cope with panic and anxiety, you reduce your fear.


 

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badfish
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   Posted 8/8/2008 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Distraction always worked best for me. Have u had CBT therapy bcoz u will learn alot of ways of dealing wit anxiety there
 


Samer
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   Posted 8/8/2008 8:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear Kitt,

Thank you so much for the tips and the prompt reply.
I have discovered that these panic attacks seem to ruin my day.
I will try the tips you have given me but somehow after the panic attack subsides my mood changes drastically and i become really depressed and quiet.

If i am at work I take I leave and go home straight away and If I'm with family or friends I become really quiet that they all notice something is wrong.
I told my sister about my panics and what i go through and now she knows when i am having one as she sees me run to the bathroom when i get one to avoid embarrassing myself as i get a racing heart, my face turns pale yellow and i look shocked, shaky and breathless.

I just don't know how to deal with my mood. Are such panic attacks meant to trigger a bout of depression and sad feelings? or is it just me?
I am a 32 year old male and i feel as if i am a 100 year old man who does not enjoy anything and is simply waiting to die.
Thank you for the support.

Samer
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   Posted 8/8/2008 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear Badfish,

My therapist has recommended Cognitive behavior therapy but there is not one in the area where i live.
He says i need it as i keep looping around the same concept and i get stuck in my own meanderings.

How do the CBT specialists deal with people like me when the panic or obsession is a thought or an idea and not an act?
Thank you for your reply

badfish
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   Posted 8/8/2008 8:56 AM (GMT -7)   
k it would take me ages to go into all the ways but i do believe CBT is the best way to go. I struggle with obsessive thoughts too there extremely hard to escape.

1. Try to realx more, massages, long baths nething tht will make u feel relaxed.
2. Exercise more, go for runs or go to the gym, it really helps dunno y.
3. Get enough sleep
4. When your really stressed out go for long walk too worry bout everything
5. You had a close call with HIV ne1 wud worry alot about its normal too
6. Tell yourself you are allowed to worry. if it helps spend 5 mins worrying as hard as you can ( i always found I told myself I have this time worry I cud never make myself worry)
7. Try not too worry bout pani attack jus tell yourself it wil b ova soon... if you can stop worrying bout attacks you may find they get less frequent

On the thoughts side...... when your reallly bad lay down in a dark room and try to sleep any stimulus is gona make things worse (this worked for me).
Or try distracting yourself if it hits you at work try breathing exercises too calm yourself down.. something nobody can see u doing.

I find if repeat a phrase which brings up a mental image i can get bad obsessive thoughts temporaily out of my head.... e.g the leafs are green... repeat it slowly and calmly over and over again in your head until all you imagine is different types of green leafs. (remember to take slow deep breaths)

One tht works for me rite now is memorising lits of things I spend so much time trying to remember everything ive memorised tht i for get to worry :P

I hope I havn't blinded u with amass of CBT techniques the most important thing to remember is you are human and its normal to worry bout things
 


blueanteater
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   Posted 8/8/2008 3:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Samer.
I have been dealing with these lovely things for quite awhile, I have gotten alot better when my meds were straightened out, but I still get wierd attacks now and then when I least expect it.
But here are some things to consider or try

Make sure you get enough sleep, it sound silly but the more tired you are the more silly the panic attack can be because your body is tired.

Have someone you can call, you dont always have to call but it is nice knowing that if you really need someone just to talk you down or keep you occupied until the worst is past.

And Ok this is really sad and maybe it is just because of who I am, but I have a stuffed animal I hug and a blanket to crawl into, it is like my warm comfortable place.

And just remember you can make it!
Normal is just a setting on the dryer

Xanex, I worship Xanex - "The Stepford Wives"


stkitt
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   Posted 8/8/2008 3:18 PM (GMT -7)   

Samer,

Hi, this is Kitt again  :)

Here is the link for the free online CBT: MoodGYM

http://moodgym.anu.edu.au/welcome

It is an easy to use program on your computer and you can work it at your own pace.
 
Also my signature has a link to A & P  resources, just clck on it.
Take care
Kitt
 

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Samer
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   Posted 8/8/2008 6:33 PM (GMT -7)   
To ALL of you, BADFISH, BLUEANTEATER AND KITT,

Thank you for making my life more bearable. I feel heard and cared for and i would not know how to thank you enough for all these tips!

I am really benefitting from your tips and feel that i am not alone in this and that there are people who really know what i am going through. God must have sent you to watch over me and for that i am ever so grateful.
Please stay in my life and although i can only communicate with you on computer, i feel warmer when i read from you.
And Kitt, thank you for this AMAZING forum, you are really a blessing. I will start looking at the website of CBT tonight and let you know about my progress.
HUGS to all of you.
Samer

stkitt
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   Posted 8/8/2008 7:07 PM (GMT -7)   

Samer,

I think you will find the CBT very helpful although at first it seems simple,  you will find it gets tougher but don't give up.  I am so glad you have found this great family here.

We know what your going through and where your coming from so stick with us.

Hugs

Kitt


 

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remorse
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   Posted 8/12/2008 11:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,

Sorry if I am hijacking, I will make a new thread if it is necessary.
I have passed 3 months window period, during that time I have tested up to 7 times.
The last one that I did is 3.5 months from the date of the exposure.

But the sad thing is I still cannot remove HIV things from my mind...

I know that rare people will show up more than 3 months.
What if I am the one?

This is my history of OCD:
From week 1 to 6 from my exposure: I always read HIV prevention forum on healing weel, medhelp and aidsmed. Everyday I spent 6 hours at least.
6 weeks from my exposure: I went to emergency room to meet psychiatrist. She prescribed me escitalopram, luvox, and sleeping pills. The meds work for temporary, but I still have OCD going to HIV testing center.
8 weeks from my exposure: I found a way to release fear of HIV by reading topics about HIV treatments and research. But still I am doing HIV test every week.
14 weeks from my exposure: No more topics to read on HIV treatments and research. Thus it seems that I am on the dead-end. And my anxiety level is increasing again.

Sometimes I felt that I have a unique strain, the virus that show no symptom whatsoever, and when the virus start acting, it will be fatal and no drug can treat it.

I really want to put the end for all this. The 2nd time I saw psychiatrist, he tried to listen to my problem just 15 MINUTES and immediately issued Lexapro, escitalopram, and sleeping pills which make terrible side effects!
It seems like there is no other way.....

Thanks for reading... I feel a bit relief dunno why. Please help me or give some opinions what should I do to change this.

percycat
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   Posted 8/13/2008 5:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Remorse,

I always try to think about the odds. What you're worried about is admitting extremely rare. You ask "What if I'm the one?" The more realistic thought is, "There's practically no chance that I'm the one." Sometimes that slight change in thought can be the crack that lets you get the door open to letting go of your fears.

I understand your health anxiety. It's very frightening to think that your own body may be a ticking time bomb. I don't have any answers yet, but I do feel very much the same way you do. One thing that worked once was for me to start exercising routinely and just feeling how much healthier, stronger, and more resistant to illness or physical conditions my body seemed. Unfortunately, that improved sense of strength takes several weeks to develop.

Good luck to you.

percycat

stkitt
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   Posted 8/13/2008 5:37 AM (GMT -7)   

Remorse,

I cannot give you any better advice then Percycat did. I agree you are sutck on the merry-go-round of "stinkin thinkin".  You are obsessing that you are going to test positive. 

Do kick that thinking to the curb and talk to yourself telling yourself you are OK.  Don't assume the worst outcome. 

IMHO, you have read it all on the net etc so now move ahead with your life and stay off surfing the net, it is feeding into your anxiety.

I know I have to stop myself from doing this same thing as it really does not give me any  answers and only confuses me more and then my anxiety leverl goes up.

Take care.

Kitt


 

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Samer
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   Posted 8/14/2008 4:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear All,

I couldn't resist anymore and i succumbed to my compulsion and went for another HIV test at 13 weeks.
Not that i expect the result to change but the whole act made me feel better ( and that is what compulsion is about).
My counselor is not happy with me doing this especially after I started showing some progress and moved away from my obsessive thoughts. However it was a moment of weakness and i did the test. I am not proud of myself at all and feel that i have let myself down and all of you people on the forum who have been offering me help and support unconditionally.

I will however pursue my CBT and keep taking my medications until it gets sorted.

REMORSE, Trust me, i am already feeling better about myself and i don't read much about HIV stuff online anymore. I really advise you to see a counselor like i do.
You need to visit the same counselor once a week for at least 45 minutes. He would give you reading material and references. Also follow the link that stkitt has forwarded to me and get started, it will help.

It 's been a little bit over 2 weeks with my treatment and despite that little mishap with the testing i am regaining my life slowly - The proof is the fact that i restarted to surf ITUNES and download songs onto my Ipod - I am enjoying music again!

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT !
I am hopefully on the mend!

HUGS
XXX

Howlyncat
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   Posted 8/14/2008 5:38 PM (GMT -7)   
CBT is awesome
IT has worked majic into my life
YOU have to work at it and bring it into your world
BUT once ya do I am sure you will find it is great
as a coping method

Samer
I am so glad you are giving it a shot

Keep us posted on your progress
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remorse
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   Posted 8/15/2008 2:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Skitt/Percycat/Samer,

My doc and HIV counselor told me that I don't have HIV, they advice me to go straight to see psychiatrist.

I know it is ridiculous to say this, but I keep thinking if they issued me a Lexapro or whatever anti-depressant, what if it is going to suppress my immune system and make the HIV test useless? I am afraid of taking those!

Sometimes I keep thinking that I have HIV, the test is wrong, and it is useless to see psychiatrist.
My mind feel itch if I don't browse HIV website.

Almost everyday I cried on the way I'm back from office. Keep remembering my parents for the stupid things I have done.
It has been more than 15 weeks and I don't know when I can survive the loop.
If I break the loop, what if I have HIV?

I am so hate with this life

percycat
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   Posted 8/15/2008 7:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Remorse and Samer,

Guilt is one of anxiety's favorite tools. You feel guilty because you think you caused an anxious situation in the first place, you feel guilty for how you're handling it, you feel guilty because you think you're not being "strong,"... the list goes on. It's part of what some of us call "stinkin thinkin."

Remember that you're only human. You may not have handled any of the aspects that you feel guilty about in the best way, but you're trying. If you slip, that's okay. For instance, Samer, not being able to wait for the next test might be a slip, but don't beat yourself up for having done it. You tried to wait because you thought that was best. Next time the pressure comes, you'll have this experience to think about as you decide how to handle it best.

Remorse, when it comes to health anxiety, it's okay to get a second opinion (or test), but then try to trust that the results are accurate. I know I let what I hear and read on the news convince me that medical mistakes are really common, when in fact based on probablilities, that's not true. The chances of me or you being that rare case where everything tested okay but we're still sick are extremely remote.

And Remorse, regarding the antidepressants, I've not heard of anyone ever having trouble with immune system suppression. In my case, in fact, the sense of calmness that comes allows me to let go of a lot of the thoughts and fears that contribute to making me feel sick, so they sort of strengthen my immune system, if you think of it that way.

Good luck to both of you, and do try the therapy. When it comes to health anxiety, I think it's likely our best approach to treatment. Going off to see my therapist now, in fact.

Hang in there, and keep posting!

percycat

remorse
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   Posted 8/18/2008 2:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Percycat...

I don't know why Dr Bob on the body now advising HIV testing at 3 and 6 months. It made all my previous testing pointless.
I will try not to think about this anymore... do you have any experience taking st. john wort? I heard it is a natural remedy for depressant.

THanks!

nitro89
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   Posted 8/20/2008 1:24 PM (GMT -7)   
is it true that anxiety can cause some/all of these symptoms?

* chest pain or discomfort
* choking
* chronic and exaggerated worry and tension
* dizziness or faintness (actual fainting is extremely rare)
* fear of dying
* fear of going crazy or losing control
* feeling a lump in your throat
* feelings of unreality, strangeness, or detachment from the environment
* feeling tired
* flushes or chills
* inability to relax
* headaches
* hot flashes
* irritability
* muscle tension
* muscle tension
* nausea or diarrhea
* numbness or tingling sensations
* palpitations ("fluttering" in the chest) or accelerated heart rate
* recurring unpleasant thoughts
* repetitive habits (e.g., washing hands)
* shortness of breath or smothering sensation
* startling easily
* sweating
* trembling
* trouble concentrating
* trouble falling asleep or staying asleep

Post Edited (nitro89) : 8/20/2008 2:28:05 PM (GMT-6)


stkitt
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   Posted 8/20/2008 2:21 PM (GMT -7)   

Nitro,

Yes it is true and there are probably a few more that you missed when you compiled.  the important thing is to make sure you do not have a medical problem for any of your serious sx if you have them.

You are welcome to start a thread of your own re your anxiety as this one is about HIV and anxiety.

Unless that is your situation too.

Thank
Kitt


 

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stkitt
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   Posted 8/20/2008 2:30 PM (GMT -7)   

Remorse and Samer

You are both humans and it is time to kick the guilt to the curb as it is  a wasted emotion.

I am glad Samer that you are back to itunes and beginning to get past the event that has triggered your anxiety.  It was a extremely stressful time for you but you have made it through and I believe you now know you are OK. Kudos to you.  I am very proud of you.

Remorse.............change that name smhair No beating yourself up allowed here. We are all human and make errors through out our lives.  OCD is an anxiety disorder and seeing a Pdoc is a good thing.  The meds are not going to mask anything.  They work on your serotonin levels and have nothing to do with the immune system so believe you are OK.  Let go of the fear and the guilt. You can make it through this and come out of the anxiety pit.  It just takes a bit of work and believing you are okay.

WE are here and we support both of you.

Kitt


 

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   Posted 8/20/2008 3:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Remorse and Samer,

I know that for me I get super hypocandriac about things that are not medically possible.
FOr me it is being pregnant and well not having sex, but something triggers in my mind that I have to be pregnant.

the best thing for me is to tell a close friend, for some reason just telling someone about my insanity helps. It always ends up being like this " hey I think I am pregnant, but I know that it isnt true, because well i am not getting any."
This always ends up with her telling me that I am not and then we have a laugh about it. for me Laughing about the craziness of this disease is the only way at times to cope, because eventually you will look back and go ... that was insane... stupid brain is confused.

That and when I was really bad I stopped reading things about my problem, or med side effects, because I knew that if I was super informed than I would get super conpulsive about things that could be wrong that werent. So i had someone read the side effects and then they just gave me the gist, like dont eat grapefruit.

Hope that helps
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   Posted 8/20/2008 3:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Skitt,

I'm suffering the same thing as Remorse and Samer are. I got tested at 11.7 weeks, and the results came back negative. It has been three weeks since I got tested and two weeks since the results came back.

The nurse at the clinic assured me I had nothing, especially since it was protected sex and the fact that we did not have anal sex (i changed my mind at the last minute and he pulled out). She said that it was likely stress and anxiety, that "it could do horrible things to you".

The HIV test, at 3 months, was also extremely accurate - she assured me (and i've gone around multiple medical help forums asking the same question, and got the same answers)....

I guess it's possible that I started to panic two weeks after it happened, when some HIV seroconversion symptoms showed up. I had a sore throat, then there was lymph node swelling the next day, followed by headaches and nausea....these symptoms lasted for a period of 5 days. I began to really stress out, to a point that I convinced myself that I probably had HIV.

I then developed body and muscle aches, and I noticed that I was waking up earlier and earlier and that it was increasingly more difficult to fall asleep. A week after, the insomnia became severe and I did not get any real REM sleep (actually, maybe 2-3 hours a night?) for 2 weeks. It was mostly rolling around in bed and trying to rest my eyes. I had also developed some sort of crust around my eyes when I woke up. Obviously, I felt tired during the day.....I had palpitations, flushes, and chills....basically all the symptoms I listed in my previous post. I was extremely stressed out and anxious throughout this entire period about HIV....in my head, it was like an awful and cruel mindgame of "what if?" i had HIV. I also felt guilty, what my parents would think and their reaction to their only kid.....and guilty that I threw my life away. I'm not a believer of things like seeing crows means death....but seeing crows outside my window, I thought they were signs of bad things to come.....and that I was being punished for not cherishing what I had and my life.

The insomnia ended when a friend invited me to go out of town to watch a concert. At the hotel we stayed at, I slept in this incredibly comfortable bed and it was there that I had an amazing 6 hours of sleep - after two weeks of being unable to sleep. My insomnia ended there, and I was able to sleep normally from that point on.

Two weeks later, I went to get tested as mentioned above and the results came back as negative. I felt good and relieved for five days after those results came back, but the anxiety and stress slowly crept back in after those five days. I started to ponder "what if they got the tests mixed up" or "what if i'm actually positive but it is not detectable yet". The stress and anxiety isn't as bad as how it was before, but it still exists with only a few symptoms from time to time.

about a week ago, I went to get my blood pressure tested at one of those free blood pressure measuring machines at drug stores/supermarkets and both times the pressure came in quite high. I don't remember the other numbers, but systolic on both tries came up to around 130-135.....which is abnormally high for a person at my age (19). Is this stress/anxiety induced?

I am also unable to stare at the computer monitor for long periods of time, and I have noticed that I've got red veins in my eyes and there are more whenever my eyes are stressed (i.e. computer monitor) but it developed over the last few months of being stressed from HIV. Is that also stress induced?

As well, I have noticed that, starting about two months ago, I have been losing more hair....waking up and finding as many as 6-12 strands on my bed.....showering and seeing 50-100 strands of hair in the water (sometimes i didn't shower for periods of 3 days, freaking out whenever i see that much hair in the water). And obviously, it seems to have taken a little longer for my hair to grow. I have been under an enormous amount of stress and anxiety......could this be telogen effluvium (stress related)?

With that said, the hair loss problem doesn't seem to be as bad right now and seems to be diminishing.

I went back to the clinic last Friday, and another nurse who attended me told me that I didn't have anything, that the results were extremely accurate in my window period, and the "sex" we had was extremely low risk. She also double checked the test results on the computer and they were correct.

Note that this was my first time having sex, and it wasn't exactly the person I wanted to do it with.....but lesson learnt, and if i'm really negative then this experience may have saved my life from doing stupid things in the future...I was quite ignorant about STD's previously. As well, reading stuff about HIV on the net and reading HIV forums seems to have added even more stress and anxiety.

Meanwhile, I've been doing a summer course in university and that has compounded on the stress as well. I have also failed my driving test twice in three weeks. The first time was during the two weeks of without sleep, and I got really dehydrated halfway through the test....even though I failed the driving test in the first 30 secs by driving onto the curb and nearly hitting a pole (HIV was in my mind the whole time during the test). I had also been very moody that morning, and had an argument with my driving instructor before the exam. The second time I failed it, it happened when I drifted off and was paying attention to traffic lights.

I really need to get rid of this stress and anxiety as school, here in Vancouver BC, begins in less than two weeks. The only symptoms of stress I have now are what's left of that hair loss symptom, occasional lymph node swelling, and neck stiffening....which often needs cracking. As well, could some of these symptoms be caused by very poor posture while sitting in front of the computer? I seem to have developed a poor posture during these past few months of stress.



I know this is a very long and cluttered post.....I will appreciate any advice you can give me, and please if you can answer my questions. Thank you.

Post Edited (nitro89) : 8/20/2008 5:04:56 PM (GMT-6)


nitro89
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   Posted 8/20/2008 9:08 PM (GMT -7)   
hello??? could i get a response please?

Post Edited (nitro89) : 8/21/2008 12:46:39 PM (GMT-6)


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