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About emilyelizabeth

  • Birthday 09/05/1987

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    Raleigh, North Carolina
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    hockey, baseball, music, cats, history, swimming

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  1. I hope you had a fantastic day :)

  2. My symptoms can be something as simple as a cold...If I can't breathe through my nose, will I be able to continue breathing through my mouth or will I just stop breathing? All of this stems from the time when I was in the ER because the medicine I was coming off of gave me a rapid heartbeat and it eventually set the heart monitor alarms off. I keep worrying my body is just going to shut down on me. I've had a health anxiety since I first started having depression. I've always thought that maybe it was the cause of my depression or that depression had caused me to be totally paranoid about serious diseases that I might have acquired from people. My anxiety was so bad that I couldn't stop thinking that I was gonna die by the time I was in my 20's. I didn't know why I kept thinking about these things but because I'm so self-conscious and had poor body self-image since puberty, that I keep wondering if there's really something WRONG with me and that I needed serious medical attention. Mine was so embarassing for me to talk my depression got worse and worse. It took me only this year to get to the root of the problem and have the doctor give me a physical checkup and confirm that I really have no breast cancer. Its been my biggest fear because I always knew about my aunt who died of breast cancer in her mid-30's and ever since then, I've been paranoid about inheriting that particular disease. I'm almost convinced that I'm hyperchondriac, but I didn't want people to think that I was, so I never went to the doctor regularly. I'm so glad that I finally went this year to face my fears and to clear the fact that I don't have cancer or any disease harboring in my body. That was when my doctor suggested that I take antidepressants to deal with this anxiety. It worked for my anxiety and I don't think about getting cancer anymore, well not as much as before . btw, can I ask what symptoms are you experiencing, to come to a conclusion about any health problem? For me, it was because I noticed that there was something odd about my chest, and that I felt a lot of tenderness in that area while not on my period, and so I started to think that I might have cancer. But of course, it's probably just all in my head and I've convinced myself of something that might not actually even be true.
  3. I'd thank God for my boyfriend and family, my cats and friends, but, I'm not going to lie, I'd ask "why me?". Why do I have to suffer and can you help me more please?
  4. Does anyone else have anxiety and panic due to thoughts about their health? I'm always concerned there's something wrong with my heart, or maybe I have cancer or HIV, or (lately) it's been 'can't breathe through my nose well, so are my lungs going to give out eventually?'. It's so hard dealing with this when my anxiety gets bad. I just wish things could go back to how they were a few months ago, before I had this last relapse. :verysad3:
  5. Hi everyone, I'm new here. I've had really severe panic disorder since I was 18 and I currently take Prozac and started Klonopin tonight. I'm really nervous about it but so far I feel okay. :)
  6. My name is Emily, I'm 23, I live in North Carolina, and I have major depression and panic disorder. I take Prozac and just started Klonopin tonight, which I'm incredibly nervous about, but hopefully it goes okay. :) I'm so glad to have found this forum.
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