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Offline soaringfalcon

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Re: Would pancreatic cancer cause pain all the time?
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2014, 09:05:29 PM »


Let me ask you this:  What do you think it'll take for you to get past this anxiety? Why are you dragging your feet in dealing with your anxiety? What is it about scheduling that therapy appointment or taking those meds that gives you pause? Why is remaining in a state of fear and panic so much more appealing?

You're smart, Lindsay. You're smart and capable and as others have said on here, there's no reason you need to be wasting your 20s in a haze of fear and anxiety.


Lindsay...please answer these questions!  Ive been there...I know the fear monster and how appealing he was but I also knew I would do anything to escape.  I just couldn't live like that.  How can you?

To be completely honest I feel a though these fears are perfectly normal. Why seek therapy for fearing something is wrong with my health. The therapist can not look at me an Stella me I do not have some terrible illness. I honestly feel those who do me worry about their health and symptoms are the crazy ones. My husband can not stand to eat me talk about my fears. He is the complete opposite if me and doesn't think about his health at all. He has chest pains ALL the time and could care less. My grandmother on the other hand is a hypo as has been all of her life. She practically lived at the doctor. My mom suffered from anxiety in her 20s and 30s and was multiple medications to control it I feel a though my earth concerns are lagitamit and worth worrying about.

So if you're normal and we're the ones with the issue, why are you here?  I choose to live and enjoy my life, sorry if that makes me the crazy one.   
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Re: Would pancreatic cancer cause pain all the time?
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2014, 09:07:52 PM »
Lindsay, I think YOU might benefit from this thing I just posted in a separate thread.

http://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/infopax.cfm?Info_ID=53

Please read all of it. Internalise it. Promise yourself you will give some of the exercises a try.

And most importantly, realise that your HA is not 'NORMAL' behaviour that no one else can understand, that other people are somehow not worrying about their health enough. It is taking over your life. Get it dealt with NOW.
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Re: Would pancreatic cancer cause pain all the time?
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2014, 09:25:40 PM »


Let me ask you this:  What do you think it'll take for you to get past this anxiety? Why are you dragging your feet in dealing with your anxiety? What is it about scheduling that therapy appointment or taking those meds that gives you pause? Why is remaining in a state of fear and panic so much more appealing?

You're smart, Lindsay. You're smart and capable and as others have said on here, there's no reason you need to be wasting your 20s in a haze of fear and anxiety.

Lindsay...please answer these questions!  Ive been there...I know the fear monster and how appealing he was but I also knew I would do anything to escape.  I just couldn't live like that.  How can you?

To be completely honest I feel a though these fears are perfectly normal. Why seek therapy for fearing something is wrong with my health. The therapist can not look at me an Stella me I do not have some terrible illness. I honestly feel those who do me worry about their health and symptoms are the crazy ones. My husband can not stand to eat me talk about my fears. He is the complete opposite if me and doesn't think about his health at all. He has chest pains ALL the time and could care less. My grandmother on the other hand is a hypo as has been all of her life. She practically lived at the doctor. My mom suffered from anxiety in her 20s and 30s and was multiple medications to control it I feel a though my earth concerns are lagitamit and worth worrying about.

Trust me this isn't "normal" and I do not like the word normal.  You had health anxiety modeled for you as a child, and now you are modeling it for your children.  The cycle continues until someone is brave enough to step up and say enough is enough.  You will go through body system after body system until you have wasted your life with worry.  Eventually you will be right...someday you will die.  But, why should that day be today?  Are you living?  Are you happy?  If you can't get help for you, can you get it so you don't harm your children by modeling this behavior for them?
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My insight, thoughts, experiences or advice that may be posted in this forum are not meant as a substitution for the advice of your physician.

Want to know how to address your anxiety?
http://www.anxietyzone.com/index.php/topic,93402.msg521266.html#msg521266

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Re: Would pancreatic cancer cause pain all the time?
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2014, 09:30:50 PM »
To be completely honest I feel a though these fears are perfectly normal. Why seek therapy for fearing something is wrong with my health. The therapist can not look at me an Stella me I do not have some terrible illness. I honestly feel those who do me worry about their health and symptoms are the crazy ones. My husband can not stand to eat me talk about my fears. He is the complete opposite if me and doesn't think about his health at all. He has chest pains ALL the time and could care less. My grandmother on the other hand is a hypo as has been all of her life. She practically lived at the doctor. My mom suffered from anxiety in her 20s and 30s and was multiple medications to control it I feel a though my earth concerns are lagitamit and worth worrying about.

Well ... yes, but yet you're here, on a hypochondriacs web board, posting about these concerns. Maybe you've been worrying about your health for so long that you feel like it's normal, but I think what we're trying to convey is that it IS possible to actually NOT worry about these things. I guarantee that EVERYONE posting on this board has felt the way you do now at some point or another. I know I did, but I don't anymore. How? By going and talking to a therapist.

Do you even WANT to reduce your anxiety?

At this point, I'd say it sounds like you're not ready to deal with it. Believe or not, you're not going to find relief through medical testing. Have you so far? No, and you're not going to. Change your behavior, and you'll see a change in mindset. This is what we've all been telling you.
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In case anyone is still confused:  googling your symptoms will cause you to remain in a state of extreme anxiety. Stepping away from the internet is the first step toward lasting peace.

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Re: Would pancreatic cancer cause pain all the time?
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2014, 10:58:05 PM »
At 27 pancreatic cancer is unheard of.
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Re: Would pancreatic cancer cause pain all the time?
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2014, 01:33:10 AM »
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To be completely honest I feel a though these fears are perfectly normal. Why seek therapy for fearing something is wrong with my health.

Do you really think it's normal to assume you're dying every time something goes slightly wrong with your health?  Do you really think that everyone who gets heartburn panics about having pancreatic cancer?

None of us react "normally" to things.  Where a "normal" reaction would be "well, if it doesn't get better, I'll see a doctor," our reactions are to assume the worse.  When the doctor tells someone without anxiety, "you're healthy," their reaction is, "oh good!" and they go on with our lives.  People with anxiety?  I don't need to tell you how that goes, because you're living it.

I know how frustrating and all-around crappy this business is.  I do.  I was "better" for a while before it started up again.  And right now I'm in the middle of that "get all the testing done so I can feel secure enough to try and get back on the anti-anxiety horse again" stage, and fucking hell I did not miss this.  This SUCKS, it really does.

Part of anxiety, at least for me, is feeling like I'm the rational one and everyone else is ignoring me.  But once I get myself together, I realize that actually, everyone else was being perfectly reasonable, and I wasn't. 
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Re: Would pancreatic cancer cause pain all the time?
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2014, 03:12:28 AM »
I can relate to your fears as I'm going through a pancreatic C scare as well. However, you should keep in mind that the risk of getting this disease at our age is as slim as it gets, about 1 in 500 000 or 0,000002 %. Also, if you have experienced this pain for a year and a half it's definitely not a rapidly progressing cancer like pancreatic.
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