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    new help for me

    I am getting some help once again with a phone call (no idea whether it would be suitable for me) as CBT did not help a few years ago and was let go after 10 sessions.

    I am not really looking forward to him ringing me up in a few weeks time, because I dread him talking to my parents. My parents will tell him what I am like with my anxiety that I dont believe anybody.

    I given up talking to my parents about my health worries as both had enough of me going on about my latest worry so avoiding the topic altogether of my concerns and just fight it on my own.

    I been reading the NHS anxiety leaflet online (believe this what I was given when I did CBT) which just fuels my worries more using the balanced thought of what the problem could be and using the information, like the number of times seeking ressourance (sp?) per day, how many times going to the GP. Yes mistakes do happen. I know we are are going to die one day

    To me anything strange lump, mark, bump is cancer or something deadly which could need treated as soon as possible, I dont have the stiff up lip or help yourself
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    Re: new help for me

    you said before that you like to live on a small island with your own do doctor and dentist. you know that would actually make you worse? its telling your brain that these thoughts are really important so you brain will keep suuplying you with thrm.

    the idea of cbt is to try and break you out of the thought patterns of worrying about every lump bump ache pain. no amount of reassurance and tests will ever help. medication can help with obsessive thoughts though but cbt is the method with the best results.

    cancer etc isnt effecting your life (since you dont have it) but these thoughts are.

    its hard work though. ive been working on trying to working on my obsessive thoughts for a while now. its slow going but it does work
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    Re: new help for me

    I think you are right that nothing will help me, no matter how much ressaurance I get that 99.9% of the lumps, marks, patches are normal

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    I didn't mean nothing will help you

    I just meant reassurance makes the fears more real in your mind which is what cbt should help you ro do with a decent therapist.
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    Re: new help for me

    Person phoned me up today, going back to pratice but something a little bit different to CBT

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    When I do start meeting this therapy person, I probably be asked a lot of questions, do I take the whole list of worries I am having or had.

    It will not stop me going to the GP when I think something is wrong. I will always have health anxiety,

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    First, they wont speak to your parents they will talk to you.

    They are trying to help you, so dont be afraid of them, they have probably heard what you are going to tell them many times.

    Tell them your biggest fears, dont hold back.

    CBT didn't work for me either, in fact it made me worse. A general chat with an ex GP, now a councilor helped and I am finding hypnotherapy good too as they can put positive thoughts into my head.

    Dont be hard on your parents, they know nothing is wrong with you and are probably a little exasperated by it all.

    Good luck, I am sure you will come through this ok.

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    Re: new help for me

    Quote Originally Posted by unsure_about_this View Post
    I will always have health anxiety,
    Try and keep an open mind. If you think like that you're right.

    CBT only gives you the tools to get better (assuming you have a decent therapist) you have put in a lot of hard work yourself and actually believe you can get better (and want to).
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    I have discovered whilst I wait for my appointment a bit of blogging does help but not on Facebook,
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    Still no news on the therapy thingty.

    I am getting more and more worried about my health, mainly my testicles even though I been checked twice this year, one ultrasound. the specialist and tech guy had a quick and fullly feel, also the scan showed some cysts round the epdidmyis

    Also concerned about my poop so back on the bowel cancer worried, dont understand about how the body process food so automatically think bowel cancer is my shape and poop look weird.

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