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Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 21-01-2020, 03:19 PM
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Posted By Sharkgirl
How accurate are blood tests in Scotland

I know this is technically asking for reassurance and it goes against all my CBT training but after being told earlier this month by the doctor that my blood tests (three vials for a variety of...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 21-01-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,428
Posted By Sharkgirl
I'm also aware that I've been told I'm not dying...

I'm also aware that I've been told I'm not dying by my parents and two separate trained professionals. All my blood test results came back healthy and with no abnormalities according to the results...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 21-01-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,428
Posted By Sharkgirl
Posting again after 2 weeks! So, I've actually...

Posting again after 2 weeks!

So, I've actually been feeling better the past 5 days, at least in terms of eating and drinking well. Yesterday my Mum decided that it would be a good idea if I got...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 09-01-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,428
Posted By Sharkgirl
Pen Fine thank you! My doctor has decided to...

Fine thank you!
My doctor has decided to increase my propranolol to 80mg a day that will release spouts of serotonin or another similar chemical into my brain throughout the day. She even showed me...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 08-01-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,428
Posted By Sharkgirl
I feel really scared and sad right now. I've seen...

I feel really scared and sad right now. I've seen the news of what's happening in the world and it's causing me great distress. I'm scared there's going to be a WW3 or a bomb going off in the UK....
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 07-01-2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,428
Posted By Sharkgirl
Yes, my Mum and Dad are going with me. Drinking...

Yes, my Mum and Dad are going with me.

Drinking water and actually hot tea really help. Even when I don't have much of an appetite having something in my system is better than nothing. Orange juice...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 05-01-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,428
Posted By Sharkgirl
You're right I should. I next see the doctor on...

You're right I should. I next see the doctor on Thursday. It's weird, the first time I was told by a doctor I was going to be okay I was fine for the next couple of days or at least less panicked. It...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 05-01-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,428
Posted By Sharkgirl
I'm having another one and it's bad! 😢...

I'm having another one and it's bad! 😢 The lump in my stomach is making me feel sick like I'm going to throw up and I'm shivering. I'm scared my heart will stop or that I'll faint or stop...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 03-01-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,428
Posted By Sharkgirl
I think I'm going to ask my tutor and teacher at...

I think I'm going to ask my tutor and teacher at university if I can get a longer time off. And a new essay extension. I don't want to miss anything but I don't feel like I should go back when I'm...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 03-01-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,428
Posted By Sharkgirl
I don't know why every time I feel like this I am...

I don't know why every time I feel like this I am worried/convinced I am dying?! It's always the hot flush with fatigue and tired feeling and I try and breathe through it. It goes away after 20...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 03-01-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,428
Posted By Sharkgirl
I was last in formal therapy in 2014. The last...

I was last in formal therapy in 2014. The last time I was in a therapist''s office, one of the head psychologists and the person in charge of supplying me my medication was congratulating me on how...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 03-01-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,428
Posted By Sharkgirl
Hello again! I had another attack yesterday...

Hello again!

I had another attack yesterday evening. It started with a queasy stomach and I only ate half of my dinner until I ran to the bathroom and felt dizzy, nauseous and weak, even throwing...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 01-01-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,428
Posted By Sharkgirl
Update: New Years Eve went smoothly. It wasn't...

Update: New Years Eve went smoothly. It wasn't until 1AM that I had to retire downstairs to bed. I still stayed up I just sat in bed. I woke up late today and took one of my prescribed beta blockers....
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 01-01-2020, 01:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 721
Posted By Sharkgirl
Pen Cures for Health/Death Anxiety and Panic Attacks?

Happy 2020 all!

I am trying for my new years resolution to be a happier person. I've gone to bed early because while I've felt great for most of the evening, around 1:AM was when I started feeling...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 31-12-2019, 03:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 716
Posted By Sharkgirl
Update: I made the mistake of looking it up - I...

Update: I made the mistake of looking it up - I found the noecebo effect, the opposite of the placebo effect where thoughts can make a person think they're dying. And it is argued the brain can make...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 31-12-2019, 03:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 716
Posted By Sharkgirl
I have this overwhelming sense of impending doom and a fear that I could die at any moment?

I've been suffering from health anxiety since I had a virus earlier this month. I have recently moved to a new city and started uni. I think the stress of the move and my academic deadlines are...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 30-12-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,428
Posted By Sharkgirl
Yeah I usually just talk myself through it like...

Yeah I usually just talk myself through it like "come on you're fine don't worry."
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 30-12-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,428
Posted By Sharkgirl
Hi me again! At the moment I'm feeling a hot...

Hi me again!
At the moment I'm feeling a hot flush all over. My parents are getting ready for New Year and I don't want to disturb them with requests like cold cloths and further tests. The last...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 30-12-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,428
Posted By Sharkgirl
Thank you, you are both so so kind. I've calmed...

Thank you, you are both so so kind. I've calmed down a little bit and stopped shaking. The beta blockers have slowed my heart rate and I'm steadying my breathing. All that's left is the...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 30-12-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,428
Posted By Sharkgirl
OK my anxiety attacks are back and I'm really...

OK my anxiety attacks are back and I'm really scared!!!! I've just taken one of my beta blockers because I was starting to shake and my teeth are chattering. It was brought on because I felt...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 30-12-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,428
Posted By Sharkgirl
Does anyone here know a quick cure for...

Does anyone here know a quick cure for nausea/general sick/hot flush feeling?
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 29-12-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,428
Posted By Sharkgirl
Also can I just say thank you so much for the...

Also can I just say thank you so much for the warm welcome here. Another OCD panic-related behaviour I have is asking reassurance on ask sites. Some people are helpful some aren't. Especially Yahoo...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 29-12-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,428
Posted By Sharkgirl
one-step-closer - I wouldn't want to take...

one-step-closer - I wouldn't want to take advantage of the disability service because my anxiety has only ever last 1 month or 2 and then fades but the counseling I am definitely going to pursue. It...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 29-12-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,428
Posted By Sharkgirl
Thank you for your reply! A symptom of OCD is...

Thank you for your reply!
A symptom of OCD is that your seek reassurance constantly so my poor parents have to listen to the question "Are you sure I'm not going to die?" I've become so conscious of...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 29-12-2019, 03:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,428
Posted By Sharkgirl
Camera Suffering from extreme health/death anxiety. Help?!

Alright. This is my first post on here so here goes:

I have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Anxiety. I have no other serious medical conditions and no history with epilepsy or asthma.

I have...
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