Very depressed over the anxiety of the two feared diseases!

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huy_skidrow
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   Posted 12/23/2008 6:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,
 
I am from Vietnam, my English is bad!
 
I cannot feel a moment in peace and I am here to look for guide and sympathy.
 
I am very worried and I have all the symptoms of OCD. I am worried over the two diseases: HIV and rabies.
 
HIV
 
1. Three years ago,  I had a shock about the risk of catching HIV. I have tested negative, then I was afraid that the doctor did not use the new needle to draw my blood. Then I went to ask her about the reuse of needles, she were laughing at me. That is all right!
 
2. Then I got involved in the incident of HIV again, I left my bottle of water in the hotel room, when I came back, I drank the bottle up and I was afraid that someone could put HIV infected blood into the bottle.
 
3. I went washing my hair, I was afraid that the worker could pour fresh blood infected with HIV into my face, and possibly, some of the drops could enter my eyes( I opened my eyes and I felt that some of the drops of water( or blood) entered my eyes.
 
Now I developed the very frustrating feeling, when I am walking down on the streets, there are some trees above my head, and I think that many drugs could hang the HIV infected needle under the tree in order to infect everyone. Does this happen in the history ?
 
RABIES
 
Because I had exposed to the Rabies before, and I have read a lot of information about this disease, I understand that Rabies is very fatal.
 
I live in Vietnam, one of the country where Rabies is still occurred. I have taken vaccine but the vaccine could protect me for one year only, not for my whole life.
 
I am worried that in the future, I could be exposed to the Rabies again. I am very freaked out to see the dogs, there are many dogs around my house, I am sure that many of them are not vaccinated.
 
But I also develop the anxiety of Rabies when I have meal in the restaurant or buy food from food stand, I am afraid that some rabid dogs could lick the food before I eat it. Or when I am eating a bowl of noodle, I have to answer the cell phone, and the dog could lick the food I am eating, then I eat the infected food and rabies enters my mouth and infect me!
 
I want to define the real transmission of Rabies. Could I catch Rabies from eating the infected food or drink? How long does Rabies live on food, drink or on objectives, for example, the glass? I want to have the very reliable source of Rabies Transmission. So that I donot worry over the exposure of Rabies again!
 
I am planning to see the doctor, but I do not want to take meds because the meds could affect the production of my antibody against Rabies!
 
Please help me! Could any one help me? Show me the link or web site about the best knowledge of HIV transmission and Rabies transmission!
 
 
 

stkitt
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   Posted 12/23/2008 7:15 AM (GMT -7)   
huy,
Welcome to HealingWell and the Anxiety and Panic forum.  I am very glad to meet you.
I am sorry you are having issues and that 2 problems are causing you so much fear.
 
Our  HIV/AIDS forum is only a click away:
 
 
OCD is in this forum:
 
 
I will bring up the OCD forum for you to the first page here and you can post your OCD problems in that thread.
 
Again a warm welcome to you.
 
Kitt
 

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FitzyK23
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   Posted 12/23/2008 8:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I also think you need to talk to a doctor about your anxiety. You are worrying about things that just will not happen. A hair stylest putting blood in your eyes? You should write a horror movie!!
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Green Grove
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   Posted 12/23/2008 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Huy,

Welcome and wow. I sure hope you find some of the support you need here on HW :) You have already received great advice! Go see you Pdoc and try to reign in your phobias/fears.

Take care!
Much Love, Hugs, Peace and Comfort!!!
Your Bro,
Sam
   
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freezinginAK
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   Posted 12/23/2008 12:42 PM (GMT -7)   

  If I recall right the chances of you getting HIV is very slim at best, It is more on the blood to blood transfer and the HIV virus dose not live long at all outside the body, even if someone did drink off your water bottle that was infected with HIV there is no way you can get it even if the doctor did reuses needles (but I really don't believe this) you would have to be next in line with the same needle with very fresh blood on it, as the virus can not live outside the body and dies off quickly

  But do post in the HIV forum on this part, as I'm not a doctor and this is ONLY what I have read about HIV (true of not I can't say for sure) but the HIV forum have WAY better knowledge on this and they are very helpfull ppl.

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huy_skidrow
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   Posted 12/23/2008 6:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear all,

I cannot express my gratitude to all of you here. Thank you!

Last night, I cannot sleep at all because I think about my future, it is so dark. I cannot find the right way to get rid of my fears and move on. I am seeing the doctor this morning to take the meds, of course, the doctor will give me the sleeping pills. But I am afraid that the meds given to me could interact with the rabies vaccine.

By the way, I would like to ask about the Corticosteroids and immunosurppressive treatment, because these meds could lead to the failure of the Verorab vaccine. Are these meds used to treat Anxiety Disorder?

Thank you,

Huy

Aries8
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   Posted 12/23/2008 9:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Huy, you sound very worried! I know what it feels like to have scary thoughts! I'm glad you're going to see your doctor. It's important that you try and stop the scary thoughts. Change the negative thoughts in your head to positive ones. Let us know what the doctor said.

huy_skidrow
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   Posted 12/23/2008 10:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Aries8,

Thank for your care! I have seen the doctor and I told my scary thoughts to him. He gave me the meds including:

1. Arcalion 200, sulbutiamine

2.NĂșcleo C.M.P Forte

3.Lysanxia 10mg

4. Fatig

Mazfire
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   Posted 12/24/2008 4:48 AM (GMT -7)   
huy_skidrow said...


By the way, I would like to ask about the Corticosteroids and immunosurppressive treatment, because these meds could lead to the failure of the Verorab vaccine. Are these meds used to treat Anxiety Disorder?

Thank you,

Huy
 
hello Huy, i think this is a question only your doctor or a similar medical professional can answer- i do hope you can find effective treatment for your phobias. keep us posted, and welcome to the HW forum.
Maz
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huy_skidrow
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   Posted 12/24/2008 9:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Mazfire,
 
Thank you, I have asked the dotor and he said that the meds I am going to take do not affect the vaccine I had taken before.
 
Best wishes for you and Happy NewYear!
 
I will keep posting here!

stkitt
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   Posted 12/24/2008 9:29 PM (GMT -7)   

Dear Huy,

If your Doctor has assured you the meds are safe together I would continue to take your regular meds as advised.

Take Care

Kitt


 

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oldsoul84
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   Posted 12/24/2008 10:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I dont think you should get any information from the internet about rabies or hiv. I dont even think that maybe you should find out about these things in particular, it sounds to me that u have a phobia over these 2 things and so you might just have to find a way by talking with a professional how to overcome these scary thougts and phobia otherwise no matter how much info u get and reasurrance over these two things u may still be very anxious about it. I say, go to the root of the problem and start from there. Good luck. I understand what its like to obsess over something and then it goes completly irrational. Im learning too. But good luck with gettingn the help u need.

huy_skidrow
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   Posted 12/26/2008 3:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you EMZ84,
 
You do understand me! For Rabies, I am worried because I am living in Vietnam, I have good vaccine but I DO NOT have the medical eqquipment to test my antibody( the test called Serological test, if the antibody level is above 0,5 IU/ml, I am safe).
 
What I have read in the internet about vaccine and its test to check the antibody level is VERY different from what I have in my country. SO, once I have reveived the vaccine, I did not know how it works in my body. Is my antibody level good? Do I need an addtional shot?...
 
SO I feel that I am swiming in the large river, I am alone!
 
But I promise, I will be OK! I am praying!
 
Thank you,
 
Huy

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   Posted 12/26/2008 3:48 AM (GMT -7)   

Keep us posted, Huy. Your doctor is the best person to deal with all this head on, but in the meantime, we offer support and advice here too, so stay in touch and know that we care for you!

Be well, Maz XX


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   Posted 12/26/2008 3:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to HW and the a/p family'I am glad you got your answers and spoke with the doctor
This is
HEALTH ANXIETY............And we have a thread on this very subject..........
Please do look for open threads on topics that you may want to talk about or may help you

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Again
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   Posted 12/26/2008 7:02 PM (GMT -7)   
irrational fears are part of ocd. do you get a thought or feel you have to do a ritual to keep the fear from happening? you will find many answers on here. dont worry you will get through this.

huy_skidrow
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   Posted 12/27/2008 9:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear all,

Thank you for your precious time to help me to get though this difficult time!

I have all the symptoms of OCD. Typically, I always check the door for times and check the gas before going to bed. When I go on the street( I ride the motorbike like everyone in Vietnam), I always look carefully the road or the trees above my head, just to make sure that I would not stucked by the needles( fear of HIV).

Rabies is another fear in my life, but It is getting better, I am trying to convince my self that Rabies is not transmitted via FOOD. For example, if I eat the rabies infected food, am I infected? I ask this because I always ...connect the rabies tranmission with HIV transmission :-(.

Thank again, everyone!

TKH

stkitt
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   Posted 12/27/2008 9:59 PM (GMT -7)   

huy_skidrow

I am so sorry you are still battling your demons. 

Know your personal limits. One of the chief causes of anxiety is when a person takes on more than he can handle. Know your limits as to what you can do and how much you can do. It will go a long way in reducing anxiety in life. Reducing anxiety is not hard to do once a person knows how to it. The one principle to keep in mind is if you have any doubts about reducing anxiety on your own, seek professional help.

You have so much spinning in your head right now it feels to me you cannot stop the thoughts without some prefessional help.

I pray you can find that help.

Kitt


 


 

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