Welcome to the A/P forum. I'm glad you joined us. You are not alone in this. It sounds to me a bit like you have Health Anxiety. There is a thread on this forum about that if you would like to check it out. Did you have a difficult pregnancy? Often a physical change to our health can trigger a mental change as well. You mention that you had mild anxiety as a teen, did you seek any help for this or just left it unresolved (like I did!!).
Often our ability to control stress changes as we grow older and have more and more responsibilities. We also worry about what will happen to our children/families if we get sick or die. It's pretty scary to "have no control over your thoughts" as you say. Have you ever heard of CBT therapy? It is a way of training your mind to think more positively and to control your neagative, worrying thoughts. Many of our members have had great success with this. The link is www.moodgym.com.au
I'm sure many of our supportive members will be along soon with their own stories and advice. I wish you well, and agin, I welcome you.
Mollydolly you are Not alone - so glad you seeking med. help..wondering if you can get a copy of the book 'Living with IT' by Bev Aisbett - this is like my 'anxiety bible' in times of stress..esp. when the physical symptoms have kicked in
Welcome to HealingWell.
I have found the support, validation and encouragement that I receive here, to be so helpful and healing. I hope and trust that will be your experience as a member of the HW family.
Please stick with us and you will find this to be a wonderful and caring place to come to.
Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 1/17/2009 4:38:04 PM (GMT-7)
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