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maureen.r

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hi guys, my names Maureen and Ive suffered from health anxiety for the last 25 years (I'm almost 49 now). I know it stems from watching my mum fight cancer from the age of 9 until she eventually died when I was 20..it was a traumatic time in my life and my fear is that my 3 kids will watch me go through the same thing. I have an episode every few months where I become convinced that I have some form of cancer or (weirdly) motor neurone disease and my body very kindly throws me the physical symptoms to back up my fears. these symptoms usually disappear as soon as ive had the all clear from my doctor ( the mans a saint). he has just got me started with an online CBT course and I just wondered if anyone else had had any relief from this. I'm so happy that I found this forum.. ive been reading through some of the posts and already I feel less alone. I'm looking forward to getting to know you all and hope I can give comfort and support as well as seek it. thanks for taking the time to read this :)
 

triceps

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Hi and welcome maureen.r. Yep, this is a compassionate place filled with folks suffering from every type of anxiety disorder there is. We used CBT as the basis for our anxiety group and had some members who really, really were helped by it. It's alot of mental work but well worth the efforts if you can get the intended results that the therapy strives for. Again, welcome.
 

maureen.r

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Hi and welcome maureen.r. Yep, this is a compassionate place filled with folks suffering from every type of anxiety disorder there is. We used CBT as the basis for our anxiety group and had some members who really, really were helped by it. It's alot of mental work but well worth the efforts if you can get the intended results that the therapy strives for. Again, welcome.
thanks :)
 

guitarman65

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Welcome maureen, as Triceps says, we are all in this together and its amazing how easy we can find someone here that sounds EXACTLY like ourselves! That makes it worth it alone, not to mention the conversations we have! Truly a great place with great people! :)
 

maureen.r

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Welcome maureen, as Triceps says, we are all in this together and its amazing how easy we can find someone here that sounds EXACTLY like ourselves! That makes it worth it alone, not to mention the conversations we have! Truly a great place with great people! :)
thanks guitarman, I feel so happy that I found you all :).
 
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