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Offline lauren4329

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Re: How can I ever start recovering when the symptoms never stop?
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2014, 01:23:20 PM »
Thank you all for the replies. Although I would love to start meds, my parents are completely against them so that's not an option until I turn 18. I tried therapy but I found the psychologist spent the entire time looking for an underlying issue to treat, not the hypochondria itself. I've had a really good life and great family and friends and there truly is not root to my anxiety like he was trying to find.
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Re: How can I ever start recovering when the symptoms never stop?
« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2014, 02:52:16 PM »
you may want to try a different therapist, ideally one that specializes in HA (I live in NYC though where I thought it would be easy to find one and still haven't found one that accepts my insurance, so that's more easily said that done).  My therapist even specializes in anxiety but SHE doesn't take HA seriously and is always looking for the underlying issue (in my case, I probably have some, but the HA is real and separate).  I wish I could be more helpful, I'm still struggling myself!
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Re: How can I ever start recovering when the symptoms never stop?
« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2014, 06:58:46 PM »
That was exactly my problem with mine. I do not have many options living in a small city but hopefully I may find someone soon and good luck to you!
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Re: How can I ever start recovering when the symptoms never stop?
« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2014, 11:19:53 PM »
I suffer from relapses and triggers. I can be doing fine when one little thing comes to mind and then I'm back to square one. My brain tumor fears are near gone except for a lingering fear of sleeping. I am however worried about my abdomen.

I triggered myself just now. My mom just asked me to look up some of her favorite 70s actors and actresses, it just so happens three of them died of cancer. One died 6 weeks after diagnosis and two of them were colon cancer (including the aforementioned one). That caused me to panic.

I was worried today about my gas troubles, nausea, and bloating. I got gas stuck in my chest again and had to begin taking Zantac again. I have been trying to tell myself my IBS popped up after my anxiety began and I get nauseous when I'm anxious but my brain keeps telling me it's coincidental or it was a trigger for the illness. I've had random rib pains and lately stabbing aches but I never... Wait, what the hell would I even have? Lung cancer involves coughing and ovarian cancer would hurt my lower half more. Stomach cancer.. if it's like colon cancer I would be bleeding.
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