Wow - I soooooo relate to this thread!
Like others on here, I have another condition that just adds to my madness. I have had crohn's disease for many years and recently was put on immunosuppressants to control it. Unfortunately, now I am convinced that I am going to get REALLY sick since my immune system is so compromised.
Of course I did just get over a horrible stomach flu....I can handle pooping 10-20Xs per day, but the minute the puking starts, I feel like I am dying.
I am not sure what I am so afraid of, but I am at the point where my life is being disrupted. I have always been health phobic (thanks to my mom being health phobic)...I just get so mad that my worst fears have been realized - I DO have horrible health issues. That being said, I am still living - I think I just make things worse with my thinking.
I take Zoloft regularly for my racing thoughts/OCDish tendencies. Occasionally I take Ativan, but only in major panic attack situations. Unfortunately, I am a recovering alcoholic, so I have to be very careful of valium-type meds.
At any rate, I could go on and on....I just wanted to say thanks for the great thread
I find comfort in just knowing I am not alone.
35 year old female (newly married) - Diagnosed w/Crohn's 2002 - Surgery 2004
Currently taking: Pentasa, Entocort, Imuran, Zoloft, Seroquel & Ativan as needed