A little history before the main topic. I've had hypochondria since I was 5-6. I've believed I had tumors, bee larva parasitizing me (This was when I was 6), diabetes, intrusive thoughts, gallstones, and now the main topic.
It's been going on since March 13th of this month when I got pool water way up in my nose. What happened then was that I vomited in the middle of the night (But I had a lot of fat and sugar before then, so that's what caused it), then I remembered about the brain-eating amoeba and tried to look up the symptoms and how long it would take for them to show. Then I started to have swelling in my forehead, but no fever. So I went to a doctor, it turned out to be allergies.
When that started to go well, I was taking a shower and got tap water into my nose on accident, causing me to freak out even more. Then I started to get head tightness on the sides of my head, thinking this was it this time. Turned out to be tension headaches.
Then another time, I was helping a friend with a pond and I carelessly wiped my near my nose and when I realized what I had done, I freaked out yet again for another week. No fever once again
This time, today (1 week later since the last incident), being as careful as can be, I just get a cup of "filtered water" at McDonald's to go with my breakfast (I was in a major hurry for a test and I had a coupon for BOGO Egg McMuffins). After around 10-20 minutes, I regurgitate (Which is something that has happened throughout my life) and a bit of it gets in my nasal area where the throat meets and I think I had to sort of snort it back down (I hope you know what I'm talking about; and no, I did not cough it at all, but I do not quite remember if I really had to snort it back down or not), but then I start wondering how clean the drinking water is at McDonald's and if the time in my stomach made the water relatively safe from Naegleria (Since there are NO reports of Naegleria infecting from regurgitation/vomit reaching the back of the nose and I know it is safe to drink).
I live in the Phoenix area near South Mountain rather than some place like Peoria (Where it did happen).
My father jumped into a lot of lakes without dying
I jumped into my old swimming pool a lot (And sometimes it wasn't perfectly clean) back when I was a little kid, which COULD mean I have the "genes that protect from Naegleria".
My temperature never exceeded 98.6 degrees, and would sometimes get to 97 only (Which actually feels pretty cool, quite literally)
I now feel like some universal force has suddenly decided that it wants me dead from Naegleria (OF ALL THE PREPOSTEROUS DISEASES THAT IS PRIMARILY FOUND IN LAKES AND WHEN FOUND IN TAP WATER WAS AFTER KATRINA OR DUE TO SEVERE NEGLECT) and that no matter how hard I try to stay safe, water gets near my nose.
I'm really going mad with terror!
I don't know if I'm going to make it for sure this time or if I will die of Naegleria.
And how can I remember to stay safe and prevent these crises from happening?!