Welcome to HealingWell and the A & P Forum. This is a great site. I look forward to getting to know you better.
Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress. It helps you cope with tense situations. It also helps you focus on the task at hand and motivates you. Almost everyone experiences anxiety from time to time. Typically, anxiety goes away when the triggering event is resolved.
Health anxiety is an initial overreaction/misinterpretation of a real abnormality.
Perhaps the most difficult task in treatment is to first understand that the physical symptoms aren't necessarily the sign of something more sinister – that in fact the mind is playing games with what are fairly normal bodily sensations.
Successful long-term medical management requires a durable and trusting doctor-patient relationship.
I am very glad to read that you are going to see your physician and look at going back on medications.
May I ask how the Wellbutrin worked for you. This med is often a good choice for people stuck on the merry-go roundof the "what ifs ?"
I have been through much of what you have talked of so please know we are here to support you and we care.
Hi and welcome to the forum you have found a great support group were you can come and talk to people who can relate to what you are going through. Sorry to hear you are having health anxiety I suffer with that and have convinced myself that I have many types of illnesses. I am bad for googleing and I would say to avoid this as it makes things much worse regarding health anxiety. I to am glad you are going to speak to your doctor re meds as they may help with your symptoms but I think it is important to not rely on medications to make every thing better as in my opinion they just help with the symptoms. I have just finished a course of CBT and would recomend this kind of therapy and know lots of people who have had great success and mixed with the right medication things can be kept under control. I hope things start to improve for you soon.
Good Morning ChiGirl,
To answer your question, While most prescription medicines lose potency after their expiration dates, many can become toxic and even deadly. I would advise you to dispose of the outdated medication. Just my Monday morning 2 cents worth.