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Researching again.. and its not good for me.

Grace360

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Recently researched again for the first time in a long time. And of course, it was a mistake. I've been getting these feelings on my head that are hard to explain. It's like a specific part of my head is tingling. Like how some parts of the body tingle, but it's on my head. And then I heard a celebrity had that, along with other serious symptoms, thinking he was going to die. Like heat sensitivity, ect ect. And the term used was nummular headache. Looked it up and saw a whole bunch of terms I didn't like. And then my breathing isn't really better. Was breathless all day because it felt like I needed to take bigger breaths. And lately people have been plagued by these mystery illnesses. Being found dead. Etc etc. And then me zoning out so me. And me not knowing the reason is making me worry more than ever. I've been trying to cast it out of my mind and just focus on what I'm doing. My medication. My techniques. My therapy and what I've learned there. But it's so hard and its getting to me.
 

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I totally understand those feelings and the urge to constantly google symptoms; sometimes you just want to be reassured! I don't know if this helps at all, but I thought I'd just remind you that tingling and also shortness of breath are both symptoms of anxiety, so maybe it's a vicious cycle for you- you think it's symptomatic of something terrible which only makes you more anxious and makes your physical anxiety symptoms worse. Here's a link where they talk about some of the physical things that can happen with anxiety
https://www.countryliving.com/uk/wellbeing/a1766/what-are-physical-symptoms-anxiety/
 

Grace360

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I totally understand those feelings and the urge to constantly google symptoms; sometimes you just want to be reassured! I don't know if this helps at all, but I thought I'd just remind you that tingling and also shortness of breath are both symptoms of anxiety, so maybe it's a vicious cycle for you- you think it's symptomatic of something terrible which only makes you more anxious and makes your physical anxiety symptoms worse. Here's a link where they talk about some of the physical things that can happen with anxiety
https://www.countryliving.com/uk/wellbeing/a1766/what-are-physical-symptoms-anxiety/
Thanks so much for that little link there. Sometimes I think I'm being so annoying when I constantly complain. But I know that it's just apart of the process. Eventually the reassurance will turn into feeling that at all times.
 
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