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still fearing rabies no matter how rare
« on: June 30, 2014, 03:49:42 PM »
I am still fearing rabies for my hand has had a weird heat flash feeling and it hasn't gone away, my feet had it a week ago or something like that and now my hand has it and having Carpel Tunnel in my left hand i can say that this isn't the start of it, I in general feel weird like any second can be my last and it really bothers me a lot for I really want to enjoy my day but my hand has made it harder for me. I had a post earlier about this and it will explain what i believe to be my "exposure"... Just search it "Smalm bat rabies" first one listed, I don't feel like typing it.
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Re: still fearing rabies no matter how rare
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2014, 05:19:14 PM »
Smalm I think you should call the health department and tell them your symptoms naybe they can help you.
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Re: still fearing rabies no matter how rare
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2014, 05:32:24 PM »
totallyphobic do you think this is rabies? for many people have said "No it isn't rabies, it's just your anxiety." But to have my hand(s) feel weird like they're having heat flashes is making my anxiety unbelievably high... I talked to the CDC but they said that they couldn't find anything on their database to answer my question if I'm at risk and if bats bite people that are lying down, they said to contact my local health department, but you see if this is the start (or not) the window for the vaccine is over. I will either die or later laugh at the twisted ways my anxiety plays with my head.  :traurig001: I am really scared and for the fact that everybody I've talked to on here said that there is not even a slight chance is comforting but I'm still so scared that soon I will die of this disease. I do not know how to go on anymore without my anxiety messing with me eac and every minute of each and every day, I am scared believe me, I am scared that this is my last and final goodbye.  :traurig001: :traurig001: :traurig001: :traurig001:
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Re: still fearing rabies no matter how rare
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2014, 07:26:22 PM »
I am really scared somebody please answer!  :traurig001:  :yes:
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Re: still fearing rabies no matter how rare
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2014, 07:38:48 PM »
I can promise you that you will end up laughing at the twisted ways your anxiety makes you think. You are perfectly fine. Perfectly.

Remind yourself: This is ANXIETY talking. Talk back to it....curse it, scream into a pillow, but do not for a minute believe what anxiety is telling you.

Anxiety is a LIAR...a manipulator....a master at making us believe the worst! Of course, it has a relative named OCD who can really get things going when the two hang out together.

Try not to listen to Anxiety or OCD or obsessive thoughts.

I've had countless rashes in the early anxiety years. Rashes that made no sense. Numbness of both arms. I would drop things because suddenly I couldn't feel my hands holding things.

It's the change in the blood chemicals when we have anxiety. Trust in the people here. We've all be in the same boat and continue to paddle furiously until we can just hang out in the canoe and enjoy the surrounding! :action-smiley-065:
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Re: still fearing rabies no matter how rare
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2014, 12:52:49 AM »
Redapples my hand has been having heat flashes and out of fear I called my dad almost crying and he asked me a few questions and what he drew from it was that it was carpel tunnel of that hand... Makes sence for my other hand has it (and has for a few years) or a pinched nerve or something  ::). I took an Ibprofen and it didn't do a thing, what I don't get is that if it's carpel tunnel why my whole hand would be heat flashing, I am hopeful that it's a carpel tunnel thing for I'm typing and my pointer finger of that hand is now tingling. Thanks for being here, I literally was so scared that it was rabies that I wrote a "death wish" letter with how I would like to be cremated and stuff... When my hands were under water they felt the same but my thumb throbbing on my hand of question was more of the thumb, which makes sense. Thank you so much for sticking with me through this fear to just figure out that it's what I already have but on the other hand   :yes:. I think that this is the diagnosis, actually I know this is for I'm typing with my middle finger and now it's tingling, because my right hand is relatively new to carpel tunnel it's a weaker tingling of the fingers but trust me when I get back into high school in the fall then all the typing assignments will catch up with my fingers :D . I think all the typing of my fear made me have this hand condition  :laugh3:. As I said thank you for I think that this is carpel tunnel... My only question would be why is my hand heat flashing? Is that just part of the carpel tunnel?
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Re: still fearing rabies no matter how rare
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2014, 01:44:48 AM »
You're welcome.

Carpal tunnel can cause a myriad of symptoms. they can differ from hand to hand! They can radiate up into the elbow.

It's all the median nerve that is affected. It can certainly affect one or all fingers, or no fingers. It can cause burning, pain, numbness, heaviness, itchiness, hotness, cold, etc.

I know a lot of people with carpal tunnel ... it's different for each of them.

Again, I promise you, you do not have rabies  :happy0151:

Now, you need to be good to yourself....and tell yourself not to worry. You are okay !!! Try not to obsess about the feelings ....and perhaps visit a doctor who specializes in carpal tunnel. They can give you a brace to wear that will keep your hand in position so it isn't so painful. Also, typing away at the computer doesn't help!

If you have SIRI you can dictate your postings so you won't have to type.


It seems that with all the typing/texting people do, carpal tunnel is more prevalent- so many people have it. It is caused by repetitive motion.
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Re: still fearing rabies no matter how rare
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2014, 06:47:08 AM »
I woke up to weird tingling on the side of my wrist, if it were down on a table then it would be a straight line from my thumb and would be about at my wrist or a little past it. I fear this is rabies for there is a weird not so carpel tunnel like tingling at my wrist and to make things worse I have two raised bumps on that arm and if you move them to a certain angle they have puncture wounds, this is really the end from rabies.., sorry but my symptoms are pointing that way.
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Re: still fearing rabies no matter how rare
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2014, 07:41:15 AM »
The tingling is getting worse, about from my elbow to my wrist and everywhere in between including the (bat bite) bumps, as to how this happened I'm a heavy sleeper as to how a bat can bite me, they are where I live. Death from rabies isn't pretty but people should have listened to me when I said my hand heat flashing wasn't normal, I just knew it was rabies this time and with real symptoms I can say that my window of time for the vaccine is over. my aunt wants to think it's carpel tunnel, why is nobody believing me?!
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Re: still fearing rabies no matter how rare
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2014, 11:02:25 AM »
I understand your fear and anxiety...

However, (and this is only my opinion,) it seems that you are caught up in the irrational thinking- you've managed to convince yourself that this is rabies.

Remember: anxiety is a LIAR. a Manipulator. a Trickster.





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