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Offline sixpack

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Re: BT fear
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2014, 08:23:31 AM »
Every ha person desperately hopes reassurance and doc visits and med testing will be the THING that gets them on their healing path.  This whole forum has hundreds/thousands of posts saying things like,  "if I get this test or that test, I will be able to move on."  Or "I need X test then I will know it is anxiety"  or "I promised myself that if X test is normal, I will believe it and THEN I will be assured".  There are many variations on that theme around here.  I read such things everyday.  AND it is all poppycock. So you can certainly go and get that MRI, but, unfortunately, it will not fix what ails you.   As another member here, floridaguy,  was apt to say,  "Lasting solace will never be found in an MRI tube, CTscan, with an EKG or EMG, or with another round of blood tests"   Unless one abandons the reactive behaviors associated with anxiety and replaced by proactive ones, the vicious anxiety will not be broken.  I am not saying it is easy, not by a long shot, but it is worth it.

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MOST anxiety occurs on a subconscious level.  JUST because you don't feel consciously anxious or had a day or two of calm doesn't mean your mind & body are relaxed.  It can take months of reduced anxiety before a body goes back to a more non-reactive state

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Re: BT fear
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2014, 11:25:59 AM »
That is true sixpack. I feel like even if the mri shows up clear, im going to move on to worrying about another disease or cancer. Health anxiety is probably the worst type of anxiety. With social anxiety or phobias, you can avoid situations whereas you cant avoid having physical symptoms. Plus, health anxiety makes you spend money on medical bills.
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