Sooo i decided that i am my own worst enemy....

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   Posted 2/2/2007 1:19 AM (GMT -6)   
if any "normal" person were to get a sharp pain in the eye for a sec. They would probably think "ouch...that was weird" and move on with their daily life like it never happened. A person with anxiety and panic with severe health phobias gets an eye pain and I've been online looking nono   at signs and symptoms of an Aneurysm. And of course I have like 2 of the possible symptoms eye pain and headache. So now Im going to spend the rest of the night talking myself out of thinking I have an aneurysm.
I know that googling symptoms doesnt help only makes things worse...soo WHYYYY do I do it to myself confused
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   Posted 2/2/2007 6:00 AM (GMT -6)   
We all do this to ourselves at one point or another... If you need reassurance try calling your doc...Maybe they can talk or tes you outta thinking it...
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   Posted 2/2/2007 7:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I try to stay away from self dignosing myself and it's hard to do but it made me a nervus wreck looking up everything I was feeling. Please call your dr hun and see if they can give you a head scan to ease your mind. Were all here for you hun please keep us updated.
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   Posted 2/2/2007 8:11 AM (GMT -6)   
We're all guilty of this and the internet makes it even worse....LOL. Sometimes it's like a moth to the flame and we drive ourselves crazy by checking symptoms all the time.

I try to distract myself or get away from the PC when the obsessive anxiety is taking over. Cleaning works good, or doing something like laundry.

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   Posted 2/2/2007 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I too no longer look up things or symptoms on the net I am already OCD with cleaning and routine so I dont need that added
I make self turn to other things like reading going for a short breathe of air or doing a bit of baking anything but looking and seeking ...........and sometimes finding a couple of the many many symptoms of what I thought I had :convincing self I do or did have
Please know many do this so it is not like you are the only one
Keep us posted on how you are doing with attempting to change pattern of thoughts and internet searching
Have you tried CBT??
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   Posted 2/2/2007 6:17 PM (GMT -6)   


I just wanted you to know that you're not alone with this. I am afraid I have been driving myself COMPLETELY crazy by symptom surfing, especially fact the last time I did this was earlier today sad This past week I have been symptom surfing like an addict. I am still trying to calm myself about the info I read. I took an ativan earlier and it is helping. I know its hard for those of us with health anxiety. For me, its the worst anxiety I suffer. Please hang in there and take care!


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