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Mari2016

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Hello everybody!

I have been having panic attacks on and off for years, but I thought I had healed it because I was without it for an year... then two months ago they started again, and I was in bed for three days, having it so badly that I didnt have so much energy to stand up.

I did a lot of tests. Every kind you can imagine (heart tests, blood tests measuring my red and white blood cells, even the ones that detect any cancer activity). NOTHING was found, and the doctors actually told me my health is GREAT.

I eat very healthy and workout.

After doing the tests I calmed down and stoped having those severe attacks, and could go back to the gym and daily activities... BUT

im struggling like hell. Even though those crazy attacks are not there, I catch myself constantly SUPER worried abou my health, even having done all the tests.

There is this lingering anxiety feelings, that I do feel during the whole days. It's much lighter than a panic attack but still not comfortable at all to have. Somedays i have to lay down and sleep so.i forget about it.

I have the feeling that i am the one producing this feelings because the minute I wake up I am already KINDA CHECKING if the symptoms are there.

Then my.focus gets inward instead of out in life and then I think it's like i am ZOOMING the symptom.

Sorry if I wrote bulshit but does this make.any sense?
I mean: if we search for the symptoms theb they will show up?

Thanks a lot. And I'd really appreciate any help!

jeff

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Do you believe that there just might be something majorly wrong with your body or mind that hasn't been discovered yet by you or doctors that is the cause of your anxiety and panic?

Btw you should post this on the other forum to get more responses. This forum is for hello, how-are-you stuff.

Mari2016

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Hi Jeff!
Thanks.for replying. I didnt notice I was in the wrong forum!
Well, rationaly speaking, no , there is nothing wrong...
And I kind of know it...
Is it only me being addicted to checking my health obsessively, and bevause I do it, i get symptoms?
Mari2016

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Well, I didnt find other forum to post my question.

I dont understand why you asked this question to me... do you mean that there must be other thing that nobody found? Ive done every possible test!
The auestion you asked got me very anxious. Not a good one.
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Like any therapy you have to expect questions about your fears to see what is important. I can't just "know you" based on your post. Belief in "something is wrong with me" is a very common reason for obsessive checking on ones physical status. I didn't imply that there WAS anything wrong or unknown only if YOU BELIEVED there might be. Sorry that I had to ask this.

I see that you found the right forum.
Bushley

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I can tell you that you are not along.  I have been doing exactly the same thing for months and it is so difficult to break the habit

The brain seems like a wild beast at times but we have to try and train it
I'm sure we both know that these thoughts are all that is causing any anxiety and little by little, we have to try and control them

Have you tried distracting yourself?
I found that useful in the short term but of course you can't distract yourself 24 hours a day but it is a start

The other thing that may be useful is to write down over and over again why there is no way that there is anything wrong with you
This may help to cement the reality that these are just thoughts

I've only just signed up to this site and so I hope my response is appropriate  
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