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  • chimpingtongb's Avatar
    15-09-19, 17:29
    Definitely, if you're in a bad place mentally write two lists. A list of positive points whatever they may be (for me exercise, reading, study, work,...
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  • MrLurcher's Avatar
    15-09-19, 17:26
    I did hypnotherapy back in march - april, but I've just been trying to get on with life, keeping busy. I've been ok-ish from end of March until...
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  • Seymour's Avatar
    15-09-19, 17:24
    Seymour replied to a thread Fearing ALS in Health Anxiety
    Ankylosing spondylitis doesn’t cause this but it is an inflammatory condition and I will talk to my rheumatologist about my legs. Sounds more neuro...
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  • Scass's Avatar
    15-09-19, 17:21
    My goodness you spiralled into that one quickly! Do you ever do anything to fight the anxiety?
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  • bin tenn's Avatar
    15-09-19, 17:17
    Yes, absolutely. When I greatly feared heart disease, anxiety having me convinced it existed in my body, I still recall reading stories of people...
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  • ankietyjoe's Avatar
    15-09-19, 17:14
    Well you're not going to be pushing hard enough to push through your skull and onto your brain are you? It's muscle tension. There are thin...
    1 replies | 16 view(s)
  • MrLurcher's Avatar
    15-09-19, 17:10
    Ok, I'm worried now, and I know this will all sound stupid, but I've seen signs today. Earlier in Tesco there was a collection box for Diabetes UK,...
    10 replies | 263 view(s)
  • KK77's Avatar
    15-09-19, 17:07
    Status: MANhandling resubmitted complaint into shredder NEXT!
    11090 replies | 5800562 view(s)
  • Carys's Avatar
    15-09-19, 17:07
    Indeed Seymour, and I have tried to tell him that his symptoms don't match, but of course he won't listen. I think what you have said here is a...
    820 replies | 42358 view(s)
  • Bakebeansrule's Avatar
    15-09-19, 17:04
    Bakebeansrule replied to a thread Losing weight in Health Anxiety
    When I was first diagnosed I pushed myself to 20,000 steps a day and cut right down on food. Now Iím making sure I do 10,000 as my legs were getting...
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  • KK77's Avatar
    15-09-19, 17:02
    KK77 replied to a thread Fearing ALS in Health Anxiety
    How about the preexisting "physical" condition you have along with your anxiety disorder, rather than imaginary illnesses? :lac:
    267 replies | 6463 view(s)
  • Seymour's Avatar
    15-09-19, 16:53
    Seymour replied to a thread Fearing ALS in Health Anxiety
    I agree with you. I’m wondering if the cortisol and adrenaline I’ve been pumping for months could be the cause of twitching and pain. Is this a...
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  • BlueIris's Avatar
    15-09-19, 16:48
    BlueIris replied to a thread Fearing ALS in Health Anxiety
    Okay, pro tip: stop reminding yourself and us how awful you feel. There's a lot of value in faking it til you make it.
    267 replies | 6463 view(s)
  • Seymour's Avatar
    15-09-19, 16:37
    Seymour replied to a thread Fearing ALS in Health Anxiety
    I’m trying to go for walks even though my legs are hurting and feel like spaghetti.
    267 replies | 6463 view(s)
  • BlueIris's Avatar
    15-09-19, 16:35
    BlueIris replied to a thread Fearing ALS in Health Anxiety
    Baby steps, maybe? Even simple phone games can really help. Got my own health scare at the moment and I've had to put my hobbies aside because I...
    267 replies | 6463 view(s)
  • Seymour's Avatar
    15-09-19, 16:29
    Seymour replied to a thread Fearing ALS in Health Anxiety
    I usually like reading, watching movies and going to shows and museums. But at this time I am so worried about my body that I literally can’t...
    267 replies | 6463 view(s)
  • BlueIris's Avatar
    15-09-19, 16:21
    BlueIris replied to a thread Fearing ALS in Health Anxiety
    I know it's tough, but what sort of hobbies or interests do you have?
    267 replies | 6463 view(s)
  • watercolors's Avatar
    15-09-19, 16:20
    watercolors replied to a thread Leaking CSF? in Health Anxiety
    I am going through exactly the same thing right now. I leaned down to get something in my car last night and a thin clear fluid came literally...
    4 replies | 105 view(s)
  • MattBananafone34's Avatar
    15-09-19, 16:20
    So this happened to me a few months ago and it basically went away. But this morning it happened again where I feel this type of dull pain on a...
    1 replies | 16 view(s)
  • Seymour's Avatar
    15-09-19, 16:17
    Seymour replied to a thread Fearing ALS in Health Anxiety
    The ALS phobia is very hard to beat especially when you have fasciculations and stiff weak legs constantly reminding you that something might be...
    267 replies | 6463 view(s)
  • fishman65's Avatar
    15-09-19, 16:14
    Hi Decco, having been a heavy drinker a good many years ago I can say with some certainty that alcohol will make things worse in the long run. I used...
    10 replies | 118 view(s)
  • BlueIris's Avatar
    15-09-19, 16:13
    BlueIris replied to a thread Fearing ALS in Health Anxiety
    It can, I've done some really awful stuff when my own HA has been flaring. Don't beat yourself up over it?
    267 replies | 6463 view(s)
  • Seymour's Avatar
    15-09-19, 16:09
    Seymour replied to a thread Fearing ALS in Health Anxiety
    Absolutely. I am ashamed I did this. Anxiety can make you really stupid when panic sets in.
    267 replies | 6463 view(s)
  • BlueIris's Avatar
    15-09-19, 16:07
    BlueIris replied to a thread Fearing ALS in Health Anxiety
    In the nicest possible way, save the ALS forums for people who really need them?
    267 replies | 6463 view(s)
  • Seymour's Avatar
    15-09-19, 15:55
    Something I am starting to learn is that for almost every disease you will find somebody saying he had symptoms that matched yours. If you look for...
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  • Seymour's Avatar
    15-09-19, 15:52
    Seymour replied to a thread Fearing ALS in Health Anxiety
    Yeah I know it’s not healthy. Most of the time when it seems like I am arguing with you guys I’m just looking for somebody to tell me again why I...
    267 replies | 6463 view(s)
  • BlueIris's Avatar
    15-09-19, 15:46
    BlueIris replied to a thread Fearing ALS in Health Anxiety
    I get you. Are you aware that seeking reassurance is unhelpful and unhealthy, though? Not judging, it just pays to bear it in mind. Fun fact:...
    267 replies | 6463 view(s)
  • Seymour's Avatar
    15-09-19, 15:34
    Seymour replied to a thread Fearing ALS in Health Anxiety
    That’s not what I want to do and I’m sorry if it comes off like that. I truly appreciate the advice given I am just a very anxious and depressed...
    267 replies | 6463 view(s)
  • NotDeadYet's Avatar
    15-09-19, 15:24
    I'd put my money on anxiety. I once went to the doctor for a check up and my mouth was extremely dry when he looked inside. I don't have diabetes and...
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  • Hijikata's Avatar
    15-09-19, 15:19
    Your girlfriend seems like a clever girl and I would listen to her if I was you. You literally have an identifiable trigger for your symptom so what...
    1 replies | 55 view(s)
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