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How many tests have you had due to your anxiety?

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Hi all, 

back after a Looooong time. just wondering how many health tests you have put yourself through due to your anxiety? 
 

I have had at least 5 ultrasounds, 2 MRI, CT scan, EKG, Neuro exams x 3 and more. 
 

I am 31. Just wondering if anyone else would like to share .

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One CT scan, about 12 vials of blood (total over four years), EKG, two sonograms, one angiogram, a urinalysis...

…...and a partridge in a pear tree.

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Hah, this seems to be funny.

During past two years due to health anxiety I had 3 MRI scans, 1 CT (full body), 7 ultrasounds, gastroscopy, colonoscopy, 3 FOB tests, 7 general blood tests.

They costed lots of nerves. 

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Hi. wingo. YUP, been there. I wore out many ECG machines years ago because I didn't believe what they came up with. When I look back it is rather laughable, although not so at the time!! Palpitations were my main concern. Still get them now and then especially when up tight about something, but just shrug them off because I know what they are and what causes them. We are tricked, bluffed and fooled by that great magician, anxiety. His box of tricks are endless. As soon as we call his bluff the quicker he will depart.

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I remember around 12 or 13 years ago, I was sent to a Moh's surgeon to have a basal cell carcinoma removed from my nose. I remember asking the physician while I was there to look at a few other spots I had to make sure they looked OK. He said all looked good and I then apologized for maybe seeming a bit paranoid about the spots. He then responded to me and what he said I will never forget the rest of my life. He said, you are not being paranoid at all, and in fact a little paranoia may be good as far as your health goes as it may one day save your life. 

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4 CT scans, bladder scope, blood work galore and 1 ultrasound 😝😝😝 it's been 3 years since I've had any out of the ordinary test. 😁 Recovery is long and hard but so worth the work! 

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I had two MRI's this past spring.  One for my brain and one spinal.  Both came back clean.

I was surprised by how pleasant the experience was, to be honest.  I dozed off during the second one.

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