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New Member
Jan 16, 2021
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I’m a 65 year old male. I’m a fitness instructor so keep myself physically fit but I do have Atrial Fibrillation and Hypertension (on meds for both). I don’t worry about my actual health problems but I drive myself to distraction with my HA and the terrible conditions that I convince myself that I have. I am currently experiencing face tingling and a burning sensation (2 weeks) and I am positive that I have a neurological disorder (Trigeminal Neuralgia or something similar) even though my GP has told me that I don’t present with the symptoms and in the past a neurologist has told me the same.

I am currently seeing a CBT councillor and it does help but it’s often one step forward and two back.

This forum will hopefully allow me to talk to people who understand what I/we are going through and give advice on coping.


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Sep 9, 2019
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Welcome... I am 65 also and have dealt with anxiety for 30 plus years .... it rears it’s ugly head every few years and pushes me into a hole where I am convinced I have some terrible health issue.... from brain tumors to cancer .... my lasted episode has been around fir a year and a half .... currently I am stressed over heart palpitations (mostly skipped beats) I have had this issue fir many years.... echocardiograms done , Holter monitors, EKG... etc etc dr always says not a big deal but damn out if the blue I am feeling every best.... then of course I become obsessed with taking my pulse and blood pressure .... which is high because I am in panic mode always .... then I worry about taking my BP... so much so that I panic when I see a BP cuff ... OCD and anxiety are terrible conditions .... stick with you CBT and hopefully your logical side will pull you through the tough days!