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Offline NJMom

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New Here : )
« on: March 30, 2014, 11:45:27 AM »
Hi everyone.  I'm new to the site, although I've browsed it in past years.  I was "normal" until my 30s, when I got a horrible stomach bug that lasted 3 months and spiraled into twitching, tingling and a host of other problems.  I had never heard of health anxiety, but the constant parade of specialists I was sent to quickly threw me into it.  Nothing like hearing an OB say "Well you probably just have MS..." to mess with your head.  My GP was a young woman looking to make connections, and she sent me to doc after doc (urologist, neuro, GI, kidney, OB...) to figure out what was going on.  After a year, I had enough and quit.  Never saw her again.  I read something about how celiac can cause neuro and GI problems, so I cut that out of my diet, and within 2 months I was 90% cured.  I'd put the number at 99.9% now.  Problem is that now I don't trust doctors, and have health anxiety.  Little things have added to the problem.  I had a small spot on my arm that I asked to be removed for 3 years.  The derm kept saying it was nothing, until she relented, took it off, and told me that it was basal.  So I have trust issues.  And while I know some of my symptoms are real, I tend to jump to the worst case scenario.  So I'm hear to try and get a grip on it.  I used a similar site to get rid of my BFS (benign fasciculation syndrome) years ago, so I'm hoping it will work again.  Thanks!
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Re: New Here : )
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2014, 01:16:54 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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