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  1. So many different things - namely diabetes, anal/rectal cancer, colon cancer, brain tumor, and breast cancer.
  2. Is it possible that anxiety can lead to IBS? Every so often, sometimes when I am really stressed and anxious, I get stomach issues. The last couple of weeks I have been more stressed than usual and that has made my anxiety the worst it’s been in a while. I’ve had a lot of gas, stomach pain, and I haven’t been able to go to the bathroom very often. As soon as I was able to go the bloating decreased a lot, but I still feel very gassy and have a stomachache after eating. Could this be caused by IBS or is it something else entirely?
  3. I’ve been on Paroxetine for ~8 years now. It has definitely helped me a lot and I would probably be a complete mess if I hadn’t started taking medication for my anxiety. But I absolutely hate how it makes me feel if I forget to take it for even one day because it only has a 24 hour half-life. Nausea, dizziness, brain zaps, crying at the drop of a hat, it sucks. I really want to start weaning off of it so I can try something else that doesn’t have as many side effects, but I am nervous about the withdrawal process. Has anyone else weaned off of Paxil/Paroxetine, and if so what was your experience like?
  4. hey everyone! i’m pretty sure i’ve had anxiety my whole life - i was always a very nervous and anxious kid, worrying about things that most kids don’t even think about - as well as OCD. but it really only became a hindrance on my daily life about nine years ago now. my sister fell down the stairs and had a traumatic brain injury and ended up being in the hospital in a medically induced coma for four days. after that, i could barely function, so i started going to therapy and they diagnosed me with GAD and OCD. i am currently on 15mg of Paroxetine and it helps a lot. a majority of my anxiety is health related, probably because i spent a good amount of the first 10 years of my life in and out of the hospital for surgeries. i have convinced myself of having a myriad of different things - diabetes, breast cancer, an un-ruptured aneurysm, colon cancer, just to name a few. it feels silly looking back and typing all of this out, but one of my biggest fears is getting sick and dying. i figured being able to write things out and have somewhere to vent and talk to others who are going through similar things would be good for me.
  5. Okay so, about a week or so ago my boyfriend and I were fooling around and he started grinding on my butt. We both had clothing on - he had compression shorts on and I had underwear and shorts on. I’ve been scouring the internet like crazy and I am getting conflicting answers as to whether or not that kind of thing (dry humping I guess you could call it) can get you pregnant. Second thing: I am due to get my period within a day and this morning I had dark red/brown spotting in my underwear. This is fairly normal for me before my period actually starts, but it is still worrying me a lot. Third, I have been really stressed lately, not really eating or sleeping as well as I should. All of this is just adding to it 😔 My worries basically stem from the fact that I am scared of being pregnant (terrified in fact, I am in no place to be having a kid right now) and I am worried about the spotting. Could I actually be pregnant from the dry humping OR could all of this be coming from my acute stress and anxiety?