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Offline starfish37

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my introduction
« on: March 01, 2014, 01:08:47 PM »
Hello, I'm new to the forum.  This is actually the first time I've joined any forum.  I haven't been able to find an appropriate psychologist to help me cope with my health anxiety, so I thought joining a group could be insightful and helpful.   :happy0151:

My anxiety issues started when I was very young, probably early elementary school.  I was always afraid of being poisoned or dying or having one of my parents pass away.  I carried dread for a long time, but it would ebb and flow.  I was pretty alright for much of middle school and early high school, but entered a major depression (seemingly unrelated to health anxiety) when I was 17, and started a medication regimen (unsure of what I took at that point, but I remember having to try a few different things).  This extended through college, but I stopped taking medication around the time I was 23.  Though I had minor "flare ups" of health anxiety (usually related to brain tumor fears, or other neurological conditions), I was ok to handle them without counseling or medication.  This winter, anxiety returned full forced when I had a dizzy spell and thought of losing everything I was so happy about in my life.  I was sure I would pass out and die in my living room.  A month later, I was unable to concentrate when people were talking to me, and always felt like my head was in a cloud.  I went to see a doctor who couldn't find anything wrong with me, other than a minor infection indicated by a high white blood cell count.  I took that and ran, sure I had leukemia.  I didn't, of course.  She prescribed me an antianxiety medication, but my arms and legs became so tired and are even tired as I type this - especially my right arm which always feels like I've been working out.

So, that's my story to this date.  Trying to get out of the dark hole and move on with my otherwise amazing life.  I'm glad to be here to help others and to hopefully get some help myself.

Be well.

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Re: my introduction
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2014, 04:43:47 PM »
Welcome to the forum. Good to have you as a member. Here you are with like minded people. People who understand. As we all suffer from something or other. So feel free to ask any questions. Our members are always willing to help others out. Good chatroom too. 3 posts to enter the room.

Find the correct section of the forum that suits your condition and create a new topic on it. This is just a welcome section. Never really get the same amount of help in this section as you would on the other sections of the forums. So whatever one suits the questions you are asking. Get much better answers.
All users of the chatroom must be 18 years old or over. The room is off limits to anybody under the age of 18.

Possibly 10 posts to enter chat at the moment.
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