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ANXIETY OR SERIOUS HEALTH CONCERN?

kk2023!

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How can you tell the difference between a serious health concern or just anxiety? I feel like everyday is a struggle its one thing or the next I can never just enjoy a day without thinking theres something wrong with me...BUT my question is:

Ok so we have been taught CBT, am I gonna be doing breathing exercises through something I should be going to the ER for?
Medication....already on that
Grounding, it helps in the moment

BUT nothing seems permanent it seems like its a never ending battle.

If anybody has any tips or tricks to help me get past this it would be so greatly appreciated
 

MATD

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Research the work of Dr Claire Weekes. Her method of acceptance is a permanent solution provided you follow the method persistently.
 

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The ER is for true emergencies, like severe bleeding, chest pain (the first time) broken bones, something that puts you in immediate danger. Most things people post about on the forum are NOT things they should go to the ER for, a visit to the primary doc should be the first stop.

I have found that when I have repeated sensations that come and go, even for a few hours, but often days or weeks, or I feel fine when I wake up but things go downhill during the day, anxiety is the cause. I can even tell now when I’m stressed sometimes I can feel it in my upper left back and I know it’s not serious. I also have a rule where I need to sit with my sensations for two weeks before seeing a doc, unless it involves blood or serious pain or something like a UTI/infection. Usually by then I can tell whether or not it’s anxiety.
 
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