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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 12/27/2007 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys,guess I just wanted to write and let everyone know some things I have been pondering on. One thing I have come to realize is ....a/p can do just about anything to us. I have been so overwhelmed with the physcial feelings that I just knew that something serious had to be wrong with me. I thought there was no way that these physcial feelings I had could be do to anxiety!! Well one thing I ave learned is that they are! I ave wasted so much time laying in bed brooding...thinking that I am dying because I feel so bad that I have let a piece of my life slip by me. I am doing everything within my power now to get up and lead as much as a normal life as possible! Its not easy but I believe I deserve it,as do we all! I guess what I am trying to say guys is,just because we feel bad and think we are dying we arent... ( not a physican here guys so please make sure you have had a complete check up) We have to learn that its just a physcial make-up of the anxiety and that all will be well! Sorry for going on and on guys I was really just thinking out loud and in some small hopes...maybe this will help someone who may be going through the same thing...
This too shall pass!! Take care,Dottie :)                                                                  

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 12/27/2007 1:14 PM (GMT -6)   


Right on the money..........  Kudos to you for discovering that you can have anxiety of any type and still be able to control it and lead a good life.

You do deserve to have a good life and you have obviously taken the  responsibility for making it happen.

You are awesome and what you have written should help many members on the forum realize that they too can make their own happiness with hard work and determination.

Hope you have a joyful new year and many happy years ahead!


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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 12/28/2007 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   
thank you very much kitt,that was such sweet thing to say!
This too shall pass!! Take care,Dottie :)                                                                  

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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 17
   Posted 12/29/2007 1:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Dottie, I guess I was meant to scroll down and read what you wrote, because it was exactly what I needed to hear. I am new to this forum btw, hello--I posted for the first time yesterday. I have been wondering so often lately how I used to be this completely "normal" person and for the last part of a year I have become a complete hypochondriac which has caused A/P or vice versa (still trying to figure this out). I feel so many aches and pains in my body, I am constantly convinced I must have a heart condition, asthma, cancer, Lyme's disease, thrombosis, mono, even lice, you name it, I have been imagining that I have it. And it takes up so much time and energy thinking about it--time that I could be enjoying doing something else like spending time with my children and husband. And thinking about it also just makes it worse and I work myself up into frenzies--usually at night when nothing can be done about anything anyway. The funny thing is when I have had different (not all) complaints checked out by doctors, and have found out nothing was wrong in every case, the pain usually has disappeared in those spots and I moved on to a new worry. I am really going to try to kick this vicious cycle, and it is so good to know that other people are out there who understand. It gives me strength and resolve. Thanks again, Tessel

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   Posted 12/29/2007 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Very well said and I am glad you have come to this point ..........
THIS post will help so many believe me .............Luvs

Welcome to HW and I am glad you could relate right away to someone
Like I said I knew this post would help someone .........

Many suffer with Health Anxiety it is nothing to be ashamed about and I am sure glad I have a doc that empathizes with me and knows I am not a HYPOCHODRIAC.........totally different things ...........
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 17
   Posted 12/29/2007 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Lyn, Thanks for your reply. Actually I didn't know hypochondria and health anxiety are two different things--I am so new to this. Thank you for letting me see I have to look into the labels I am using.

I am already feeling better today, but mainly I see that I cope when I keep myself busy. On the other hand, it doens't give me much time to sit still and relax. But I have seen the relaxatation techniques thread and will give them a try. You are lucky to have an empathetic doctor. I think mine could be but I have to get past my own shame issues about going (too often).

Take care, all, Tessel

P.S. Have never taken any meds. but melatonin, asperine and Tylenol PM. Actually I went through a period of not being able to sleep without taking 2 Tylenol PMs every night. But I was so worried about taking them too often that I stopped. I am one of those people who is deathly afraid of becoming dependent or hooked on something, which I'm learning is normal for A/P--also makes me feel better knowing that!

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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 12/29/2007 4:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I am glad you are feeling better. I am like you, I am deathly afraid of tking meds too. I am always so afraid of what they may do to me, and then getting hooked to them. I took Tylenol PM for a while, but I was like you, I was scared I was taking them to much, so I stopped. I dont even take regular Tylenol anymore, I used to take so many of them when I first hurt so bad, and I started having stomach problems. Stomach problems come with Fibro, but at the time I didnt know I had Fibro. So, of course, I freaked out. I thought I had done it to myself by taking Tylenol. So, I never take it. I dont take Aleve either. All my docs I went to told me to take it. Ever single time, they would say that. I took it all the time and it never worked. So, I dont ever take that either! When I get sick, I usually never take anything, I ride it out because I hate taking meds!

Sorry! When I get going, I dont stop for nothing! Anyways,

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