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Offline firewife

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new illness anxiety
« on: June 14, 2014, 01:42:21 PM »
I'm fine with colds, ear infections, stomach flu, all the norms. But, if I get something new I freak out even after it's gone. A little over a month ago I had my first sinus infection (I'm 30) and I cant seem to shake the anxiety since I've been better now for almost 3 weeks. I was perfectly fine before had not had severe anxiety or panic for 6 months at least. This only ever happens when I get a new illness I've never experienced before. Every time I get a headache or am just a touch light headed I fear getting the sinus infection is coming back. I know its gone in my rational part of my brain but I still cant seem to stop the worrying. I've taken more xanax in the past 3 weeks then 2 year combined (xanax intake is all with in prescribed amount, most of the time below what I'm prescribed, so I'm not abusing it). I was wondering if anyone else goes through this after a random illness and if you have any tips that might help me get back to being me.


Side note: for the past month I've started an anxiety journal,  went back to practicing my deep breathing exercises, went to a shop and got some meditation crystals. So that I'm not relying only on the xanax. Oh and I've been pushing myself every day to do one thing that causes anxiety.
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Offline loveya14

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Re: new illness anxiety
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2014, 02:40:53 PM »
Oh my yes the same thing happens to me ! I'm fine with the usual discomforts because I know the end result , which is at some point it goes away buttttt when it's something new well I don't no enough about it yet or how my actual body will react ect. I'm going through a new ailment at the moment dealing with if would be 100% fine if I had a magic crystal showing 100% no worries I will be fine , it's the unknown part I HATE !
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Re: new illness anxiety
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2014, 03:23:07 PM »
It's so stupid, I know I'm fine I know I'm over it and I know I won't get it again, but I always do this. It's almost like I'm waiting for the second round to begin. It stems from chronic ear infections a few years ago. I had one got rid of it then got another over and over for about 5 to 6 ear infections in a matter of months. I just keep telling myself, it's just allergies shut up stop worrying. But of course I still worry lol.
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