Anxiety and Depression Support

Worried in Indy

Hi all,

This is my first time to post. I have anxiety about my health and worry a lot. I try to work my way out of it, but I’ve been to the ER many times thinking I’m having a heart issue. I’ve seem my doctor for things that end up normal. Unfortunately, I have swelling in my neck where my thyroid is located. I had blood tests and an ultrasound that came back normal. However, the swelling is still there and noticeable. I can also feel it when I bend my neck or swallow. I’m waiting for a CT to be scheduled. In the meantime, my anxiety is off the charts and I’m trying to dissect the blood tests thinking something was missed. I need help out of this mindset and answers. I feel lost.

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Hope you get the CT scan soon and a peace of mind with it. Hugs

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Thank you!

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I'm so very sorry about what you are going through...some how, in some way, eventually we DO get past it all...please hang on to that thought. Guppie, has your Dr suggested some kind of psych-therapy...I really think it would help. It helped me... it may not seem so at the beginning but you WILL start to notice a difference...Have you been given Abilify...it seems to help some people with problems similar to yours. Best wishes to you, Guppie! <3

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Thank you! It was suggested that I begin taking Lexapro. I have xanax to take as needed. I’m not a big pill person. So, I rarely take the Xanax and when I do I only take half. Right now I need peace of mind and to get the CT done and results. I reached out to my doctor to see if she would explain the blood test results to me so I could understand the percentages and not worry over something I don’t understand. It’s hard right now because I can see and feel the swelling. It’s causing me more anxiety than normal. Of course, my mind takes me to the worse case scenario. I’m tired and worn out by it now. Do you take Abilify? What does it do?

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I've never taken it but have a friend who does and he said it really helps him more than anything else he's taken...Things ARE hard right now for SO MANY people...including people who have no 'mental challenges'.... I am not a drinker...don't really enjoy it...but once in a great while I'll buy a small bottle of wine and have a shot of it (like 2 oz) and it slows and calms me down... I want to try CBD oil (no prob in Colo) but I need a current picture ID PLUS you have to pay cash...no cards or checks because that is 'federal' and that bypasses state... Anyhow, continued good luck, Guppie!

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I can relate because I get severe anxiety about my health as well. My thoughts cascade and spiral down very fast to doom and gloom situations! For example, the last time I went to the dentist I had to get some fillings and I spent weeks consumed by anxiety that my teeth were all going to fall out and I would need dentures at 30! I did need medication once or twice to help me calm down. What also helped was listening to guided meditations. You can find them for free on the Insight app or on YouTube. They provide some relief, if only for a short time it's still a little escape from the anxiety!

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Thank you!

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Still no answers on my neck because the CT scan was denied by insurance. Now I’m going through the process of disputing and needing to see a specialist for further evaluation. All of this is taking too much time. My worry and anxiety about it is off the charts! I just need answers and a course of action so I can wrap my head around it and move forward. I just need a hug and to cry and vent for a bit. 😔

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I understand. My health anxiety is the biggest. I have a lot of health issues and no answers. I know it all can’t be my anxiety. Right now all day today my throat has been so tight where I think I am having a reaction to something but I don’t want to take anything cause it started last night and all I had was soup. Just getting over the flu and weak and don’t want to take any medicine. I am wondering if reflux as my stomach is uneasy and burping a bit. But all day. Just want to be healthy. I also go to bad scenarios. Every time I have something wrong with me I am afraid I am going to die. If you have ways to calm or stop. I would love to know. I would take a Xanax but don’t want to when I feel tight in my throat and sick.

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