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Already conjuring up next fear!!

Julieann90

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Whilst I’m worrying about my breast and waiting for my appointment at the breast clinic, I am already starting to think that there is an issue (cancer) in a different pet of my body! Why oh why?!!!
 

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Do your best to ignore the thoughts. Accept that they are present, acknowledge them, but pay them no mind. IMO these intrusive thoughts are like bullies, and reminds me of the old idea of "ignore them and they'll eventually stop."
 

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Do your best to ignore the thoughts. Accept that they are present, acknowledge them, but pay them no mind. IMO these intrusive thoughts are like bullies, and reminds me of the old idea of "ignore them and they'll eventually stop."
Thankyou for your advice, will try to let it go!
 

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Whilst I’m worrying about my breast and waiting for my appointment at the breast clinic, I am already starting to think that there is an issue (cancer) in a different pet of my body! Why oh why?!!!
The only thing you can do is pray and try to live a heathy life style the rest is out of our control. Worrying about what could be will not help one bit. If you worry about stuff like that try to add more antioxidants to your diet. Antioxidants fight free radicals in the body. One of the best things you can add to your diet is Hibiscus tea it has more antioxidants then anything else that I've found so far. Eat fruits and vegetables they help to keep the body healthy and happy.
 

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What have you been doing to take on your HA in a direct way? These cycles will keep happening until you go full tilt at the issue.
 

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What have you been doing to take on your HA in a direct way? These cycles will keep happening until you go full tilt at the issue.
I have been ignoring it, up until now where I have had some shooting pains through my nipple and pain in my armpit. Grr, been doing well and now I have been defeated again and confided in dr google! BIG mistake!
 

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I have been ignoring it, up until now where I have had some shooting pains through my nipple and pain in my armpit. Grr, been doing well and now I have been defeated again and confided in dr google! BIG mistake!
Right. That's what Fraser is talking about, it's one big vicious cycle. Don't feel discouraged, this is just the nature of things when one has an anxiety disorder. Whether you feel anxious at the moment or not, any time is a good time to learn and begin practicing techniques designed to provide relief from anxiety. What helped me, specifically, was mindfulness, acceptance and meditation.
 

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I have been ignoring it, up until now where I have had some shooting pains through my nipple and pain in my armpit. Grr, been doing well and now I have been defeated again and confided in dr google! BIG mistake!
I hear you and have been down that spiral many times. Part of the problem, for me, is that when I feel okay, I don't feel compelled to do anything about it, and when I'm in the middle of it, it feels like doing CBT stuff is a waste of time (who has time for therapy when I've got cancer to worry about?) As a result, nothing gets done and the spiral continues. Start googling health anxiety and start making a list of the things you can do to get proactive about it. The future you in six months will thank you for it.
 

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I hear you and have been down that spiral many times. Part of the problem, for me, is that when I feel okay, I don't feel compelled to do anything about it, and when I'm in the middle of it, it feels like doing CBT stuff is a waste of time (who has time for therapy when I've got cancer to worry about?) As a result, nothing gets done and the spiral continues. Start googling health anxiety and start making a list of the things you can do to get proactive about it. The future you in six months will thank you for it.
Yessss. Spot on, IMO. I feel the same way when I'm out of the spiral or in the middle of it. Very well said!
 

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How are you
Thankyou for asking! I am ok, forgotten all about my Next fear already, maybe because I am focused on my upcoming appointment which I am dreading, but not over doing it on the anxiety front, nor googling etc. How are you?
 
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