Post Edited (BlessedByTheBest) : 8/17/2009 3:34:06 PM (GMT-6)
Hey Sweetie, let out those tears of anxiety and know that you are better. You have a bladder infection so kick the dang anxiety to the curb, you do not need it.
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.
Do try really hard to stay in the moment and do not anticipate the worse case scenario. You are OK. We are all here to help you through.
Chi I am so sorry you are battling with these negative thoughts- Im going to give you a link to an online CBT program which can help give you the necessary tools to start taking your life back. Its free, you can do it at your own pace and you can potentially learn how to understand and control irrational fears: