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    • No change. Called my gyno...she said it's not IBC. I asked if I could get an ultrasound. She said it's not IBC because it doesn't look like it. She said an ultrasound doesn't diagnose it anyway as it can only be diagnosed by a biopsy. She was very firm in telling me it's a skin issue on skin that just happens to be over the breast. She suggested I go back to derm. Derm on vacation for the long weekend. I don't trust her because she thought it was a bruise. Truthfully, perhaps it is, but I would have expected a bruise to at least change colors by now. I'm trying to work and not freak out. Honestly, this has been a terror...weeks of terror. I am not handling this well at all.  
    • So on April 20th I had a routine mammogram...all clear. All bloodwork is excellent. All good right? Not quite.  The mammography tech was very very very rough. I was in pain for 3 days after and had a bit of torn skin (she was Godzilla!)...but it all went away and I thought nothing of it until I noticed a big old red bruise on the underside of my breast. Called my gyno who got me in and told me it was a bruise and it would go away in a week. It's red...doesn't look like a bruise...but okay. It didn't go away in a week...gyno said she was surprised (not good) and to go see a derm. Derm said it was a bacterial skin infection and gave me antibiotics. Said it should get better quickly but to take the full 10 days worth of meds. It's not getting better. It's not getting worse...but it's still red. It's only been 3 1/2 days of antibiotics so perhaps it needs more time. I'm beside myself. My mind is racing with the following: If it is a bruise (honestly, it sorta looks like one) how long should it take to go away and do bruises blanch? This thing blanches. If it's not a bruise and it's some sort of infection...how long until the redness goes away? What else could it be? Of course I googled...big mistake. ACK!!!!
    • I joined this site some 11 years ago and I know it has gone through a lot of ups and downs since then. When Gilly and friends founded the site it became one of the best, and I hope that will now continue. Does anyone know how Gilly  is?  It is a fact that anxiety is on the increase, and at a fast rate. Is it any surprise with the world as it is? Sites like this are badly needed. When I had GAD there were no such sites and not many had a computer. (Dinosaurs were around then!!😉). The books by Dr. Claire Weekes helped me so much, and her books and recordings are still available. I hope to be able to contribute to the site again.
    • Dejavu in anxiety is nothing more than an unconscious memory coming 'out of the blue'. Our minds store memory from the moment we are born so that anything can 'trigger' a sudden realisation of a past event without us being able to know why. We have no direct control over our unconscious and it will often show us a message in dreams. The thing to realise is that it is a perfectly normal human feeling which I would suggest we have all had at some time. As in all HA incidents we blow the event up out of all proportion to it's actual value.  Anxiety symptoms are no more than normal symptoms that everyone has greatly exaggerated. It is the intensity of this exaggeration that frightens us and adds more fear. Accepting it all as 'normal' in the circumstances can help. We create a 'battleground' for our fears. 'fighting' IT or 'struggling' with IT helps not one bit. Calm acceptance does. Difficult, oh yes, but it can be done given the will.
    • Anxiety can do all kinds of things.  I think I had a bit of what you had recently myself. I am under a LOT of stress at work and despite having improved with my anxiety issues, it can still cause issues.   It's not a tumor; it is the mind trying to adjust to the body - we think faster than we talk.
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