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Offline fhestia

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Hello from a New Oldster
« on: April 13, 2014, 02:19:05 PM »
At the age of 46, I feel like a granny amongst all the youngsters!  I'm married, mom to a great 12-year-old kid who I homeschool and I've struggled with anxiety for most of my life.  I've always been functional in the sense of being able to do my day-to-day activities, hold down a job, etc. but it seems in the last seven years, fear has taken over my life. 

My biggest problem at the moment is a whopping case of health anxiety, complicated by agoraphobia.  In short, I'm too scared to go get the tests I need to prove to myself that there is nothing wrong with me!  Greeeat.  :happy0151: 

I went looking for a forum like this while I'm hiding out in my room, terrified of scheduling a brain CT w/o contrast this week.  I've had health problems before and endured some unpleasant things (complicated labor and delivery with 3rd degree tear, multiple tooth extractions, gallbladder surgery) but it seems when I'm in the midst of a procedure I Zen out and can handle it.  It's the anticipatory anxiety that does my head in every time. 

So hello to everyone!  You will find me lurking in the health anxiety forum for while.
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Re: Hello from a New Oldster
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2014, 04:30:43 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.

44 yrs old here. Lot of others even older. Don't feel that old.  :laugh3:
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Re: Hello from a New Oldster
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2014, 05:10:13 PM »
Hi fhestia.

I am 58 myself,  and there are other older folks over 40 into 60's in AZ.
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