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brain eating amoeba again...
« on: April 01, 2014, 03:22:42 AM »
Im not sure how many of you saw this about a month ago, but im still worrying about the brain eating amoeba. ive started to refuse to use water unless i boiled it before hand, and using hand sanitiser to wash my hands when i dont have the water boiled before hand. Im only drinking water that ive heated until it boiled for a good minute in the microwave as well. and today i started freaking out all over again because i drank some bottled water for the first time in a while and choked a little (i was working out and drank it a bit fast) and well a little felt like it got stuck in-between my mouth and nose. and about 9 days ago the same thing happened and that time i snorted hydrogen peroxide cause i was freaking out, that was when i reverted to the only boiled water thing. I dont want to do that again cause my nose gave me hell from the hydrogen peroxide. the brand of water is  ralphs purified drinking water. I'm getting constant reassurance from friends and family and you guys who helped me a while ago but idk. i feel like im going crazy though im trying to relax.
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Re: brain eating amoeba again...
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2014, 03:44:54 AM »
You tried going to therapist and/or taking some meds ? No point in telling you it's nothing 'cause your thinking is super irrational and I guess you already had a lot of reassurance from other ppl. Finding a way to deal with anxiety would be the best course of action for you now...
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Re: brain eating amoeba again...
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2014, 10:40:07 AM »
Why boil the water you drink? N. Fowleri is harmless unless it goes up the nose. You can't be infected from drinking contaminated water.
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Re: brain eating amoeba again...
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2014, 10:57:34 AM »
You do not have a brain eating amoeba. I remember your post. This is OCD which comes hand in hand with anxiety and you are going to continue obsessing about it until you calm down. It literally happens 0-8 times a year. Do you know how many people there are and it happens less than 10 times? It isn't even warm weather! You are fine! I promise 100% you are going to be just fine
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Re: brain eating amoeba again...
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2014, 02:44:10 PM »
Why boil the water you drink? N. Fowleri is harmless unless it goes up the nose. You can't be infected from drinking contaminated water.

I know i just fear ill choke on it and it'll go up my nose, so i boil it.
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Re: brain eating amoeba again...
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2014, 03:28:58 PM »
Have you read the Wiki on it?  Only  32 cases reported in the US from 2000-2010.  You have a better chance of winning the lottery, getting hit by lightening, or having a plane land on your house.
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Re: brain eating amoeba again...
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2014, 04:01:50 PM »
But there is still a chance... ^^
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