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Rozen
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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 3/26/2009 9:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello! First of all, let me say You guys are great, really helping people and all!

Now lets get down to my problem.

I ALWAYS worry about my health, I've gone to the DR's a number of time and they all say im fine. I've not had any blood work but i really need to get some done...to ease my mind. I thought i got over it but it just came back when the diarrhea came back. I will spend hours searching up my symptoms and thinking that i have some horrible condition and that im going to die. It can bring me to tears! I really need someone to tell me that i am ok. I'm a vegetarian and have been one for a while. So it can't be what im eating that makes me poop like i do. Its only been going on for about 2 days now and im starting to get really worried. I just wanna scream at the thoughts that come into my head. Tell them to GO AWAY but that never works.

I also have this bumb under my skin on my finger that gets smaller when i press on it. I can feel whats ever inside going into my body. AHHHHHHHHHH I just want to get blood work and have everything be ok, but what if its not. I don't want to put my family though all the pain of dealing with me on my deathbed. What can i do? How can i stop thinking these thoughts? What could be the cause of my Diarrhea. I kind of just wanna go to the ER and get blood work done! *sigh* I just don't know what to do anymore.

Also i've had this eye twitch for about 2 months now, could this be from Anxiety?

Post Edited (Rozen) : 3/26/2009 10:20:04 PM (GMT-6)


Raniah
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   Posted 3/26/2009 9:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Rozen,

This is a great place to get support! Welcome. You have obviously read through some stuff here, so you probably have noticed that anxiety about health-related issues is not an unusual thing. I have dealt with that myself, and I know how easy it is to get worked up about all the possibilities when you are having some problems. I think your instinct to go and get a checkup and some bloodwork done is a good one. You say that you have gone to see doctors a number of times and they all say you are fine. I don't know how recently you had your last checkup, but if you are concerned about the symptoms you are having at the present time, it would probably ease your mind to get things checked out.

You say you are a vegetarian, which is great. I hope you are not offended by this question, but are you making sure to get the right balance of nutrients, and proteins, and iron, etc. in your diet? I only ask because I found that it took some close monitoring and practice to get the hang of a healthy vegetarian diet. I consulted with a naturopathic doc on that one just to make sure I was not missing out on something, and I learned quite a bit. Also, knowing that I was eating properly and in a balanced way was an additional boost to my confidence about my health.

Please don't torture yourself about all the 'what ifs'. Any stress you are feeling with respect to having some bloodwork done will pale in comparison to the relief you will have when you get your tests back and find out that you are doing just fine. As far as the diarrhea, which seems to be concerning you the most....there are lots and lots of reasons why people have it, and when you go for your bloodwork, the doctor can advise you on that as well.

Try not to do any more research on your symptoms, at least until after you have spoken with the doctor. Are you seeing a counselor or therapist at the moment? If not, maybe you could ask your doctor to refer you to one. Tell him/her all of the concerns you are having, and how anxious you are about this, and ask to speak to someone about your anxiety. You don't have to suffer through this without help, Rozen.

Please make an appointment.....you'll feel so much better dealing with this head-on. I wish you a world of healing.

Rozen
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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 3/26/2009 10:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I do drink protein drinks and i make sure to get all my iron that i need. The last time i went to the Drs was about 4 days ago, when i broke down and had a horrible panic attack. I had to go to the ER and he checked me out and said that i seemed fine and sent me on my way. I used to go to a psychologist but it was pretty pricey. She was the one who said that i have anxiety. I feel fine other-wise. I'm going to book my appointment tomorrow ASAP. Which basically means i get to wait 2 weeks until my DR is free.

My life is really going great, I just wish i could get rid of this consent fear of having some condition or what not. I guess i will make an appointment with my Shrink too.

stkitt
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   Posted 3/27/2009 6:27 AM (GMT -7)   

Welcome to HealingWell Rozen, 

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.

IMHO you appear to have Health Anxiety and I am wondering if you have every been to therapy?  There is a great online free site for CBT.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors, not external things, like people, situations, and events. The benefit of this fact is that we can change the way we think to  feel / act better even if the situation does not change.

The MoodGym Training Program Link:

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

Another site that you may find helpful is ecouch:

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

Both of these sites provide free online selfhelp programs.

They are from the same source.  Please do take a look. I am working through the CBT right now.

Kitt


 

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Nanners
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   Posted 3/27/2009 6:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Rozen, diarrhea is very common with people who suffer with anxiety. I just wanted to give you that tip in hopes in reducing your fears.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
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Mazfire
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   Posted 3/27/2009 12:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Nanners said...
Rozen, diarrhea is very common with people who suffer with anxiety. I just wanted to give you that tip in hopes in reducing your fears.

im 100% with Nanners- i get diarrhea when i am panicking or overly stressed/anxious. i usually feel better afterwards.
Hang in there,
 
Maz XX
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