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[QUOTE=bderozi]Thanks For the Great Reply....

I definently do the whole Internet Search / MED Book thing....only really for ALS....so I have already done that!

It makes me feel like crap of course....but it stinks because I do experience some of the Symptoms of this Disease....and then I KNOW that it is a possibility....so I worry and think and CONVINCE myself that I have this disease.....This is where I am at now! AWFUL...

I guess you can relate though.....I too had the Heart Attack / Brain Tumor / Cancer feelings as well.......these were my very first ones...6 weeks ago...and then I got tested....(complete blood screen, urine test, CAT scan)...all negative.....

So it is almost Like I moved on from those Ailments / Problems.......Now I am Obsessed with ALS / MS.....and I can't seem to shake this one....I dont know why? I have made this one into a HUGE fear / phobia almost...obsessing about it for the past couple weeks!!! And of course it is a disease for which there is no cure...it kills you, which makes this all the worse!!!

So, I understand you when you say you have had the whole "I THINK I HAVE THIS" things.....but I guess I am just flat out Scared of this One!

I know this is long, and you have been very helpful....! I just want to feel healthy, because 99% of my Anxiety is HEALTH ANXIETY.....It has been my thought process since Day 1 of all of this ( OCT. 1 2005)...that was when I had my BIG ONE...PANIC ATTACK.....from that day untill now...I have been on a rollercoaster of Emotions / Feeling / Thoughts...UP and DOWN....

I am just out of Answers I guess....I am scared of all of this....

Do you think I am / Will be ok?

I know you aren't a DOC, but you are the closest person I have found that has been through something like this....thank you

-Brandon[/QUOTE]

You're very welcome.

Like I said in my other post, the best advice I can give you is to stop looking your symptoms up in books or on the internet.
I know in my case if I read about some horrible illness, I had it.
If instance you could type in the symptoms of a normal everyday headache and come up with a number of life threatening illness that it COULD be, when it's really more than likely you have a headache.
Right now I have a sore throat and my sinues are killing me...I'm not going to look it up because I know that I simply have a everday run of the mill sore throat and clogged up sinuses...worse case I might have a sinus infection or maybe bronchitis...neither of those things is going to kill me...if I still feel bad tomorrow I'll call my Doctor, but already my throat feels 98% better than it did yesterday.

My gut feeling is that YES you're fine and all this worry is caused by the panic disorder.
Again I'm no expert, but it just seems as though now that you know you don't have a heart problem, brain tumor etc....you've moved on to something else...it's almost like we aren't happy unless we have something to worry about...I don't mean that as a put down...because I did the very same thing.
If you're that scared go to your Doctor and discuss your ALS, MS fears with him/her if you feel that you must be tested for those things, then by all means tell the Doctor that's what you want.
Then once the tests come back and you know that you don't have either one of those things, then you have to let it go...I know that's not always easy but it's something that you have to find the strength to do.

I know I've said this before but, you may THINK the panic is stronger than you are, but trust me, it's not.
One last thing, please STOP looking things up it doesn't help it only feeds the panic and that's the last thing you want.

Take care of yourself :angel:





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