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Anxious more than ever lately ...

mandathensome

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Still so anxious about my health even though my doctors have told me i’m doing better Having caught a nasty pneumonia in december that didn’t clear up until late january early february, and i still feel like there’s something wrong with me. i’m a healthy young woman i eat right and exercise when i can and yet i still feel like there has to be something wrong with me. why would i get pneumonia out of the blue and why do i feel wheezy sometimes i am on celexa for my anxiety and take atarax here and there for rescue anxiety. and sometimes i use flonase for my allergies but i never used to have problems with my breathing now i’m convinced i have lung cancer or copd or some type of adult onset asthma which worries me even more with the coronavirus being targeted at the lungs. i’m just so scared and i have a follow up appt with my dr in april about my anxiety meds and then a follow up with my pulmonologist in june to see how my lung is doing. she thinks i have scar tissue in my lung from the infection. i seriously hope that’s what it is. i just wanna feel normal again and not worry about breathing or my lungs. it’s so weird because i’m an avid jogger i love the treadmill it’s the first thing i do at the gym so why are my lungs punishing me like this what did i do anybody out there that can talk me thru this hard time ? oh i forgot to mention my pulmonologist prescribed me an inhaler as well to help with post exercise wheezing


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Cuchculan

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You got what you did. It cleared up. But your mind is still very aware that you had it. Once that happens you focus on that side of things a lot more. With the fear it might come back. Sort of makes you hyper aware of every little thing going on right now. The hardest part of having such a thing is letting go of the fact that you did have it. Last year I had a burst ulcer. I am still very aware of that. For the simple reason that I don't want to get another one. I am sure you know all the symptoms of what you had. The mind can mimic these symptoms. Making you believe there is still something wrong. But we have doctors telling you that everything is OK. It has cleared up. To you it doesn't feel that way. Because you are hyper aware of everything connected to it. Just my own take on things.
 

mandathensome

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You got what you did. It cleared up. But your mind is still very aware that you had it. Once that happens you focus on that side of things a lot more. With the fear it might come back. Sort of makes you hyper aware of every little thing going on right now. The hardest part of having such a thing is letting go of the fact that you did have it. Last year I had a burst ulcer. I am still very aware of that. For the simple reason that I don't want to get another one. I am sure you know all the symptoms of what you had. The mind can mimic these symptoms. Making you believe there is still something wrong. But we have doctors telling you that everything is OK. It has cleared up. To you it doesn't feel that way. Because you are hyper aware of everything connected to it. Just my own take on things.
you’re so right. the mind can be a tricky little thing making you think you have all these problems when you really don’t i really need to remember that. thank you for your reply means a lot. how does a burst ulcer feel? i can’t imagine it’s pleasant at all


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