my doctor told me a month ago...

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grangerlou
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   Posted 3/30/2007 4:56 PM (GMT -7)   
that i'm no longer allowed to google/webmd my symptoms anymore.  i have to say it has helped.  just thought i'd share that. and also, i've seen threads about this before, but keep breathing!  pausing to take 10 deep, sloooow breaths has calmed me down a lot over the past month.  it focuses your attention elsewhere and getting fresh oxygen and retaining enough carbon dioxide seem to really help stop my head tingling and keep my anxiety down.  i'm not saying i'm 100% cured, but little things help every day!  hope everyone is having a great day!
 
i'm not a doctor of course, so if you think something is TRULY wrong do what you feel necessary, but if you're anything like me it's the anxiety leading you to type your symptoms into the search engines!

normalsnofun
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   Posted 3/30/2007 7:03 PM (GMT -7)   
very true...symptom searching is no good for A/Pers...and yes breathing is good...
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   Posted 3/31/2007 1:33 PM (GMT -7)   
theres a very true saying that the human body works best whan ignored, our systems werent intended to be monitored, checked, measured by us or worried over

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LondonGirl22
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   Posted 4/1/2007 4:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Googling symtoms is not a good idea. I used to do this a long time ago and got out of it as it just made me worse. You can end up believeing that you have allsorts of conditions that you don't actually have. Good for you for stopping it.

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debaser
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   Posted 4/1/2007 12:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I did it for a long time, too.

I dated a med student for a long time and helped her study, so I know that certain symptoms can mean certain things. I was actually Googling to reassure myself of the "less deadly" possibilities. But it still didn't work well: Harry's advice to ignore the body is the best thing to do in most cases. Even in my case, googling was only focusing my attention on my anxiety even more. Even if it alleviated my worries at times, it was not a good habit to get into.
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