Hello and HELP please!
I think I maybe have to tell, that a good friend of us has bpassed away recently, having had ALS, a devastating disease.
I may have Health Anxiety now because of observing that good friend how he was slowly dying within 1.5 years, and also maybe because of my mother, suffering from parkinson-like symptoms (and this drives me crazy too: doctors say, its not a real parkinson, but something like an atypical parkinson - but then, what is it? did it start for her with psychological symptoms, and if yes, do i have the same future as my mother? she has been diagnosed 8 years ago - I think that was the first time when I had a panick attack, but it did not repeat, it did not become a disease that time. Now, when I observe her and how her condition is, is really frightening for me.)
I think , well I hope, you may be right, I need to check out on the Health Anxiety kind of stuff... symptoms, diagnosis..etc
I will do my best. I think I just wanted to say, that I have gone through so many painful moments with our friend and my mother, where you stand there without any means of support. You can't really do anything .. its just so painful seeing your loved ones suffering, becoming independent, and knowing, they are going to dye soon.
Reading my own posts, trying to see it with an eye of a friend, a mate, a paniccenter buddy, I think, I may need to work on the Health Anxiety issue. So thank you so much Davit, I am going to check out on this more.
I find this CBT program really great, I have to say, it saved my life in 2007, when I quitted SSRIs suffering from depression. That time I have posted there a lot, hopefully also supported a few buddies, done all the lessons and homework for Depression, and the CBT program worked fantastic for me. Since then I have never taken SSRIs any more. I recommended this site to all of my friends. Actually, I have even lost 15 kgs weights (about 30 pounds i think) within 3-4 months, with the other sister site (healtyweightcenter) which was that time, early 2008, just up and running. The 30 pounds I gained while I was taking the SSRI. Everyone who was wondering how this was done, I referred to this Site (healthyweightcenter.net).
Well, I think, there is another life-challenge in front of me to overcome: the Health Anxiety issue.
I hope at least, its really "just Health Anxiety"
- I guess I have to laugh myself about how I am able to worry about health...
How did the creators of these pages know, that people will come back with another issue?
Chapeu! --- and thank you all for the great support you provide here, to the Doctors (authors of these sites), Health Educators, and to all members who jump in with their own experiences & expertise. Its a blessing.
I will keep you posted with any success stories, I promise.