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    anxiety, massive attacks of panic, fear of death...and baseball.

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  1. Hi everyone. My GP had a consult about me with a psychiatrist. He stated, as I’ve known for years, that my HA has a large OCD component. He was not surprised that past Antidepressants I’ve been on, namely Lexapro and Cymbalta didn’t help me much. He says Luvox is the go to SSRI for OCD and now for HA. I just started taking it last night, so far no side effects. I’m on a low dose but will be placed on a therapeutic dose soon, assuming I continue to not have any bad side effects. Anyone have experience with this one? Bob
  2. Just. Go. Away. Why are you trolling on an anxiety website? That’s not the way to promote your obvious financial or other interests, not on the backs of those that come here because they’re suffering.
  3. I know all too well that feeling you had this morning. You go in looking for reassurance, and don’t get it, but rather leave even more stressed out then when you went in. That said, I agree with you; if he was truly concerned, he would give you no choice but to be seen ASAP. No Doctor worth his salt is going to sacrifice your health and their reputation and potential legal issues, just to make you feel better. Thus, he’d have been no nonsense with you. When you didn’t commit whether to go to the in or out of network derm, he figured why not be seen earlier? Less time for you to stress, and it’s not like the extra cost you’ll incur is anything he would be concerned with. This will be stressful, since you have HA. We just can’t be calm if we have the chance to worry. It’s in our nature. Keep one thing in mind that sometimes helps me. As HA sufferers, we over estimate the chances of a concerning outcome, AND we under estimate our ability to deal with a problem, should it actually occur. If you’re fortunate enough to have a significant other who is understanding of your anxiety and can help soothe your fears, there’s nothing wrong with seeking their calming of your fears. Bob
  4. JJ, curious about your relationship to that site, which you reference in every one of your post?
  5. If your doc is agreeable, he can prescribe a low dose of Wellbutrin aka Bupropion to go with your anti-depressant, which is one of those rare SSRIs that increase libido and helps against delayed ejaculation.
  6. Bobnnat

    Lets talk

    All the time! It’s more on myself, but I’ve worried inappropriately about family. One example...maybe 2 years ago my wife showed me some bruising she had. To me it looked like petechie (spelling?) which can, amongst many.totally benign reasons, be a symptom of a blood cancer. She said no, it was from her aggressive workout. I insisted she see her doctor. An argument ensued and I “won”. She saw her doctor, and made it clear she was there because I insisted. Doctor said no, it’s not what I said it was, it was a simple bruise. She felt foolish. I felt relieved.
  7. Cancer certainly causes symptoms which are relentless until the situation is addressed. This is unlike yourself, where the discomfort comes and leaves, comes and leaves. If you’re really still stressed, speak with your GP. Assuming you could get an in office visit, he can give you a brief neuro exam which will virtually rule out anything sinister..
  8. I had a lymphoma fear a few months back. My doctor reminded me that I had blood work 5 months prior that was fine. She said frequently the first signs of anything sinister like that show up in the CBC, which is the basic blood work that gets done. After all, lymphoma and the like are blood cancers.
  9. Yes, Birdie. Last month I went through a lymph node scare. I had normal bloodwork - CBC 5 months prior, and she said that would have shown if something bad was going’s an early sign.
  10. Hey Holls and Jonathan! I hope you’re both doing well this past crazy year. Thought I’d check in again.
  11. Hi Yana, I briefly was under the care of a psychiatrist and I mentioned that very thing; can we do psychotherapy to get to the root of my HA? He asked me why? He said let's assume we have a breakthrough and now you know why you are the way you are. What good will it do? I believe him. What contributed to my problems likely stemmed from things in childhood which is long ago and cast in stone in my brain. Bob
  12. Also, oral cancer on the roof of the mouth (hard palate) is very rare in the western world. Almost all cases are found in people who practice what is called reverse smoking where they literally smoke a cigarette from the lit end. There are other similar practices which are fairly common in the Far East. Almost all cases seen in the US are from people who emigrated to the US from those places, or have picked up on this habit from seeing it in family members. We're talking like 1 in a million here without reverse smoking.
  13. Totally agree. Kidney stones are the main reason for blood in urine, and the back pain matches as well. Those of us with HA suffer from a problem trusting medical professionals. It's our downfall (one of them).
  14. I agree with what all are saying. I had a root canal, actually just as all the shut downs were occurring. I have had a tooth that needs to come out, for 6 months now and I've been able to delay it; however the discomfort is increasing and I'm having it done Friday. My wife spoke with the dentist (she loves this place as much as one can love a dental place) and was told they use the NM 95(?) masks, full gowns and all patients are spaced out by 2 hour appointments so it's literally the patient, the dentist and I guess 1 assistant, also fully gowned. Not looking forward to the oral surgery of course but I have no fear of any danger.
  15. You have me. I'm also dealing with a new problem and I'm just so freaking sick of this, you have no idea. One day I may well just give up. Too much stress. Too much waiting. too many questions and not enough answers. Few people really care; they're too busy dealing with their own stuff.