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    Toilet anxiety - heart attack and/or stroke

    Thanks to a conversation I was having with an ex-police colleague the other day, I've now developed a fear of dying on the toilet if I strain in any way - and earlier, I thought I had a pain in my right temple and then eye after I 'went' and it's now freaking me out.

    Whilst the bowel urgency I've suffered from for years seems to have passed (the metformin and simply drinking loads being the culprit), this is a new worry for me and I wonder if anyone else has had this fear?

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    Re: Toilet anxiety - heart attack and/or stroke

    Ok think of it this way - you never had this fear until you spoke to someone who has frightened you to death!

    How many people do you know died on a toilet? In fact how many people in the world do you think die on the toilet?

    You are overthinking this one and need to forget the conversation as you have never died on the toilet
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    Re: Toilet anxiety - heart attack and/or stroke

    Quote Originally Posted by nomorepanic View Post
    Ok think of it this way - you never had this fear until you spoke to someone who has frightened you to death!

    How many people do you know died on a toilet? In fact how many people in the world do you think die on the toilet?

    You are overthinking this one and need to forget the conversation as you have never died on the toilet
    I've already Googled it... and I simply cannot forget/"un-learn" things...

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    Re: Toilet anxiety - heart attack and/or stroke

    That is what you need to work on.

    You can't spend the rest of your life now thinking you are going to die when you go to the toilet can you?
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    Re: Toilet anxiety - heart attack and/or stroke

    I'd like to think not; but with my mind, who knows..?

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    Re: Toilet anxiety - heart attack and/or stroke

    Have you thought about getting some help for the HA?
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    Re: Toilet anxiety - heart attack and/or stroke

    I have, on many occasions - but I only get offered CBT which really doesn't work for me.

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    Re: Toilet anxiety - heart attack and/or stroke

    Why not work through the HA self-help course we promote on here then?
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    Re: Toilet anxiety - heart attack and/or stroke

    Is it any different, I ask myself?

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    Re: Toilet anxiety - heart attack and/or stroke

    Well I found it helpful pamplemousse.
    I was in deep rooted agoraphobia and I'm now popping out several times a week even with this pandemic going on.
    If you don't mind me saying, you seem to be negative before you start. I know how fear can be debilitating but you've just got to fight it. Don't let the bugger grind you down.

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