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Percy, so glad to see you back again. I'm am very happy to hear you are feeling so much better. As for the allergies, I can relate to a degree to that as I have chronic hives (8 years now) and been tested for about everything possible and come up empty. I know this may sound funny to some, but I think you will understand when I say I hope the allergist does find your allergic to "something" as that will relieve your anxiety. Does that make sense?! I take daily meds now to keep my hives under control. I agree about NOT surfing the web for symptoms. I have to literally "force" myself not to do it too. Yes, we want to be well educated about our conditions, but we with health anxiety go overboard and that is not "healthy". Most people just read, we read and then worry. Again, welcome "home" percy. Hope you continue good health.
Anxiety 2007; IBS 2004; Chronic Hives 2002. Medications: Allegra, Zantac, Xanax, Darvocet.
Dang the Anxiety to Hades. I am sorry your Health Anxiety is kicking in but I think you do have a right to be concerned.
You may have already posted this and I did not see it but do you carry an EpiPen® auto-injector ? With your allergies that would seem to me to be a good thing to have with you at all times.
The pen would give you the security you need should you have a bad reaction you would have the means to medicate yourself or your family to use it for you.
Yes please do not over read the internet. I was actually reading the Prescription drug manual at work yesterday and fianlly put it away going bah...............the heck with it.
I am truly happy to see you back and know we are all here for you.
Hang in there Percy. We are all here for you
Good Morning, I know that feeling of the GERD kicking in. I had a lousy Monday with a bit of drama in my afternoon and I lost it to anxiety and obsessive thinking so my GERD kicked in and I was up in the middle of the night with severe heartburn and regurg.............ugh.
I am proud of you for being proactive and please do ask about the epi pen. I used to carry one as I had an anaphylaxis reaction to Tetracycline. I never needed to use it.
Thinking of you and sending hugs your way.