Discussion of Phobias. A phobia is a persistent, irrational fear of a specific object (spiders, snakes, etc) or situation (crowds, open spaces, etc). Accompanying this fear is a strong desire to avoid the object or situation.
Yes SNM, but getting you to believe that is another matter. Being rational in anxiety is nigh impossible. If you could be you wouldn't be anxious!! Rationality implies an understanding of what is happening. The more we understand about anxiety the more rational we may become. Knowledge is a powerful tool in anxiety. Us humans are always afraid of the unknown. What we don't understand healthwise frightens us. Often, no amount of reassurance will help because fear has become a habit. As soon as we feel even a mild symptom in we go. 'Oh dear, wonder what that is?'. So we instantly put more adrenaline into our system and make things worse. The habit has to be broken. Like all persistent habits it's not easy. OCD is a good example. We have convinced ourselves, against all advice to the contrary that we have some awful disease. Logic and reason go out of the window. By ACCEPTING and not fighting our way out is better than all the prescribed drugs. It is very difficult to see that by constantly worrying we increase anxiety. We are permanently on the alert for signs and so constantly in a fearful state. I am not minimising this. Oh no!!! I know only too well what it's like. Be kind to yourself.
Yes Ellabell, I have, when I was in the middle of anxiety. Many years ago. I still get them occasionally when I am uptight for some reason. The eyes are very delicate and very vulnerable to anxiety. All the things that can happen are too long to list. Flashes, spots, wiggly lines, dark patches around the periphery of the eye etc, etc. Had numerous eye tests but all come out the same. There are no 'tests' for anxiety. No blood tests or anything that will show it up. That's why continual visits to the doctor prove useless. It is only by our behaviour that we recognise anxiety. Have you seen your GP if only for reassurance? This does happen spontaneously as do most anxiety symptoms. That is what makes them so frightening. We may be even enjoying ourselves when wham!! something hits us and spoils everything. 'Oh yeah, you again' is the best approach. No fighting or struggling or trying to get rid of 'IT'. Let it all come with as much calm acceptance as you can manage. Not at all easy, but it can be done. If you do the symptoms will subside, but not at once. Give yourself time. Try not to be impatient with time. Patience is not something us sufferers have much of. We want to be well yesterday!! But it doesn't work that way. It took time to get in and will take time to come out. Take care.
What are these? Like white little bright worms that appear in the peripheral vision and dissappear again within seconds. I am used to this when i am in de shower for example, but yesterday it happened spontaneously. How come? Anyone ever had this?
A few years ago i was TERRIFIED. So so so sure i had ALS. Persistent twitching, occasional twitching, twitching all over, twitching in the same muscle for months. Then followed by increase in cramping. I thought my days were numbered. But then time passed. More time passed. Nothing happened. More twitching, more cramping, more time passing. Now i am over 3 years later, my mind has long moved on to other things and you know what? I notice no more twitching, hardly cramp, i have no more fear of the horrid disease. I wanted to test, so i sat really still for a long time and focusing on my body. The twitches are still there n a minor form i suppose. Have always been. Just background noise. Us worriers we focus on them, feel eeeeevery little thing and actually make it worse with our minds. So stop worrying, move on, you will see the twitches do the same 😃
Some of you may have seen my prior posts. I had a CT a couple weeks ago due to my history with kidney stones.
The scan found kidney stones and several incidental findings. My urologist brought up only a couple. He said it was nothing to worry over. Told me outside the stones, it was a good scan.
The radiologist noted several incidental findings. On many he noted benign or not concerning.
A radiologist would not say benign/no concern if he/she felt something else needed to be tested or checked right?
I read the report, and I have scared myself endlessly. I am trying to break the cycle and be rational. So if there was ANY concern the radiologist would have noted it, correct?