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  1. I know nothing will ever take this disorder away but is there any medication that works better in controlling the obsessive thoughts? I have been on several antidepressants but I am not depressed. I want to live and I want to be normal. I just want the anxiety to be fine or at least to a point I can handle it without a breakdown . I wonder if adding one of those add on meds like abilify woukd help?? Ty
  2. I FB message you for the chat room. Ty
  3. I have been looking for a therapy group but nothing near me. Have a telehealth appt Monday to see what I can do to try and help myself. * did it help you?
  4. I have been looking for a therapy group but nothing near me. Have a telehealth appt Monday to see what I can do to try and help myself. * did it help you?
  5. Anyone have a headache that won't go away with any type of meds? It's sometimes very painful and then other items just nagging but it's there. It's a lot in my eyes and top of my head. My eye Dr seen me and said she can rule out a BT in the area she can see but of course there is the area she can't see * I also feel a bit dizzy and foggy. I know it could be anxiety, but even with dizziness and fog? It's been about 8-9 days now. I have had this in the past where it's lasted weeks but didnt have the dizziness or wierd out of mind feeling. Ty for listening.
  6. I have had health anxiety for more years than I want to admit. It has been decently controlled until lately• I changed meds from Effexor XR to Wellbutrin. Not sure if thst has anything to do with it. Just need any reassurance. Tingly symptoms came back and I ran to my neuro about a month ago• he knows my anxiety and did an EMG to rule out my biggest fear of ALS. I did good for a few Weeks then got a headache that won't go away has been about 9 days. Somehow that triggered the ALS fear again and now I am almost dysfunctional. While my neuro has told me to do certain exercises to help assure myself I am ok, I still can't shake the fear. I can walk on my tip toes, in my heals, squat and get up at least 10x, balance on each leg for extended time, hip on each leg foot fine, ride my exercise bike but still have the heavy feeling in my arms and tingly face and arms. I am nauseated, and almost feel as if I am living outside my brain. I constantly am making sure I can lift things • When I walk I feel shaky. Any suggestions/ assurances/ advice before I fall deeper? Thank you so much! God Bless us all.
  7. I will try. It's so exhausting. Wake up during the night and it's right there in my head. Did my exercises and still, there it is. Praying for better days for all of us!
  8. I am in the same hell. Had EMG done month ago and all was normal. Neuro gave me exercises to do when my anxiety is bad and if I can do them, he said most people can't do them with early onset ALS but why do I continue to obsess over this. I just hate this disorder. I do my squats, I balance on each foot. I walk in my heals and tippy toes and hop on one leg 50x each. Then I do feel tremors after I do that which I am guessing is normal as I am out of shape but I still worry and can't get over it. I don't want to go back to the neuro after onky a month again. I am trying to find an anxiety med that will actually help but I also think I need therapy . I know it's a rare disease but it seems that's all I hear about in my head.
  9. I have been there as well. Went to neuro about a month ago and thank God he is patient. Did the EMG and said I was fine • told me to do some exercises when I get anxious and if I can do them, chances are I am fine• was good for about 4 weeks then same fears are back now. I do my exercises but I still can't get past the ALS fear. I just rode my exercise bike over 4 milesX walked in my heals, tippy toes. Balanced on each leg and still have the crazy feeling my legs feel odd and so on * I hate this so much and just want reassurance or even better, let this go away!
  10. I suffer from health anxiety. It comes and goes. About 9 weeks ago I developed a dry cough to which was chalked to allergies/sinus. It would come and go. But always in the Back of my mind was something fatal. After meds and so on, it came back and now I have a heaviness in my chest. I also have a hoarse voice in the morning which my Prilosec used to take care of. The tightness in my chest is sometimes so bad I think I am being suffocated but my heart rate and so on is normal. I had a lung X-ray which is normal and seen a Gastro to set up a scope. I mentioned esophageal cancer to him and he said don't think that way but didn't make me feel much but I can't get the scope until August. I also feel thick stuff in my throat at times which I know can irritate the esophagus but I can't get cancer out of my head. It's consuming me. Sometimes I feel normal then others I am completely defeated with dark thoughts . Then I get a feeling of a lump in my throat or a strange feeling when swallowing, all of which make me even more crazy. I need a way to try and chill and turn my mind offZ my meds don't seem to help and even if I am busy the thoughts consume me 24/7. Any suggestions? Thank you for listening
  11. I think this is what I am dealing with to. I developed a cough 8 weeks ago. Treated for sinus and allergy. Nothing helped. My voice is raspy in the morning which usually went away with my Prilosec. Now have a heaviness on my chest and tickler in my throat. It's consuming me that I have cancer . Had a lung X-ray and it was clear, Gastro is doing a scope but said try not to worry about cancer but I can't get it out of my head. I barely want to get out of bed . Health anxiety sucks!