all I'm saying is that, having read bev's other thread fearing HIV, it's becoming clear that her anxiety is severely under-managed, that's all.
I agree, for sure...I say kindly:)
thing is people here MOSTLY don't have major health ISSUES. They have health anxiety. There is a difference. They may have some minor health things going on that they turn into something huge. they think catastrophically.
This has shown to be the, overwhelmingly, truth. And, when there is
an actual health concern HA peeps tend to get it taken care of without completely 'losing it', as we fear we will do (as we perceive 'coming unglued' in our amped up minds). And, then, after we take care of what we need to take of - healthwise - we are still HA / AD peeps. We will ALWAYS be, when we struggle (or have struggled) to the levels most often relayed here on The AZ. This doesn't have be a big deal though, ultimately. But, if we are not getting the help we need or we are not embracing the self-help we need, then history (and our OWN experience) tend to tell us it WILL be a big deal, in our lives.
The AZ is a great place to come and get some
reassurances. Reassurances that we are not alone in our struggles and in the 'weird' thoughts and fear-driven habits. Reassurances that others have been down this road before and they have come out OK, on the other end. Reassurances that our bods can be susceptible to physical manifestations majorly created by anxiety and panic. Reassurances that everything
is not just
anxiety and we do have to try to have a reasonable and practical and natural overall health protocol. There are numerous reassurances that are available here, on The AZ. But, what is NOT available here, or ANYWHERE for that matter, is the ULTIMATE reassurance that HA peeps desire (crave, feel they need, MUST HAVE) in order to move on with their lives, we believe.
When struggling, when anxiety is calling too many shots in one's life, there is NO ultimate, final reassurance that is going to blanket and quell ALL the influence of dominating anxiety. There has to be pushing forward and doing the right things WHILE we are still scared. And, from there, we have the possibility of moving down a viable healing path. Much more is involved, of course, for longerterm more intrinsic relief. But, there are starting points. And, a starting point is beginning to move away from continually asking other
peeps if we are going to be OK in life (and this very often moves outside of the realm of only health concerns...seeking anxiety driven reassurances knows little bounderies).
Bev, what's happening in your anxiety help these days? In the past? There is always hope and help, of course:)
Peace and Feel Well:)