I think I'm dying. Please help me.

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   Posted 9/30/2008 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
*slightly graphic post* I ... am having some trouble all, I know this isn't the place to post but it's paritially mentally. Last night I did some ... er... "physical activity" you men can imagine, but it had to be forced, and then after I had shortness of breath for 3 hours then it went away... I felt a little strange earlier after I got up from a crappy sleep... but now that I took a nap... for like an hour and 40ish minutes... my head ... the right side of it on the bottom feels out of sort, confused, and my heart is beating irregularly... I can talk right but I can't ... I'm big on OCD with this stuff but I've never felt somethign physiaclly like this before MENTALLY ... thank you all.
"Make a joke and I will sigh, and you will laugh and I will cry. Happiness I cannot feel, and love to me is so unreal."-Loony from Rings of Power

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   Posted 9/30/2008 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   

Hang in there, my friend! I know you must be really frightened and upset right now, as your body is not acting the way you want or expect. Try to breathe deeply. Are you having any chest pains? Is the shortness of breath still there or the irregular heartbeat? Do you feel dizzy or lightheaded? Those things could be deserving of a trip to the ER just to be safe.

If everything is settling down, and you don't feel a trip to the ER is imminent, write down what you're feeling and when it started. This will be a big help next time you get to meet with your doctor. I've noticed that when I have a lot of health anxiety going on, I think I'll be able to remember all the symptoms and details, because they're sooooo frightening. But then there get to be so many episodes that I start worrying that I'll forget something really important. Writing it all down means I can let go of the worry to remember, and I can also hand the list to my doctor and let him read it slowly; I'm more sure he's not overlooking anything that way too. I kept a running list of my symptoms, almost hourly, and things I thought might be related (like what I'd eaten, for instance). It got to be embarrassingly long and detailed, but it did ultimately help with the HA.

Also, you don't take any medications that would prolong or enhance your activity, do you? What I've heard on TV indicates that rare side effects can include a man having trouble settling back down after being active. I know nothing about any of that except for TV ads, though, so please take it with a big grain of salt.

By all means, bring up your concerns with your doctor next time you see him/her.


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   Posted 9/30/2008 6:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Paxil!? Can I say your not alone and leave it at that? blush

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   Posted 9/30/2008 10:18 PM (GMT -6)   


I think Buddha might be onto something there. Great advice guys thank you both. Paulos, I know OCD can get you really into a loop over this one. Can you do something to distract yourself?? It will pass, but for now you need to break the pattern in your head. Hang in there friend.


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   Posted 10/2/2008 11:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your support all... I can't concentrate too well right now ... man... wish I was a better person.
"Make a joke and I will sigh, and you will laugh and I will cry. Happiness I cannot feel, and love to me is so unreal."-Loony from Rings of Power

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   Posted 10/2/2008 11:55 AM (GMT -6)   


You are a good person.  You do not have to wish to be better.  You need help in dealing with your anxiety so tell yourself your are a good and caring person.

You know you have us on  your side.


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   Posted 10/3/2008 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I totally agree with all input
YOU are a great person and as an OCD er I know what the hades that can bring to your life

Take care my friend and continue to bring your concerns to your HW a/p "family"


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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 10/3/2008 6:05:01 PM (GMT-6)

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