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Catastrophic Thoughts

Worrywort626
Worrywort626

I am having terrible anxiety lately due to catastrophic thoughts. For the past 12 days I’ve been extra thirsty with a dry mouth. I keep licking my lips. I thought it was hormonal and would go away after my period ended but it hasn’t. I’m scared I have some serious illness. I recall experiencing this thirst years ago and went in for a urine test to see if I was diabetic. Everything was normal. Please, I need support. Thank you!

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How much water are you drinking fkruger? When you are under immense anxiety, the catastrophic thoughts keep you mouth breathing. It will dry your mouth, tongue and throat. Even hydrating may not seem like enough. Since everything was normal in your tests, it best to concentrate on the triggers causing your thoughts which in turn are making you experience intense anxiety.

I would think that these thoughts are provoked by something going on in your life right now. Some things we can change but when we can't it best to find methods to calm your mind. Mindfulness (living in the present moment) Meditation and deep breathing can help put a cap on these thoughts. Once you do, you will breathe normally, allowing the moisture from your mouth to keep you from becoming so dry. xx Feel better and try not to worry. Stress does this to us.

Worrywort626
Worrywort626
in reply to Agora1

Thank you so much. I should keep a record on how much I’m drinking but it doesn’t feel excessive but it’s definitely more than usual.

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If you’re getting up during the night to urinate more frequently than usual, then yes, I would go in for another urine glucose test, otherwise, I would follow the advice from Agora1. I hope this resolves for you! Drink water, not 🥤!!

Worrywort626
Worrywort626
in reply to Hidden

I don’t get up at night to pee. Yes, only water for me. I gave up soda years ago. Thanks so much!

Elevated breathing can bring on dry lips, dry mouth and even a sore throat. Try to slow your breathing. I agree with Agora1. If you have other symptoms, see your dr.

I drink a lot of fluids and use lip moisturizer because I have restricted breathing through my nose. I’m more of a mouth breather. 😁🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

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I remember years ago when I was battling severe anxiety episode my mouth was super dry and my lips were chapped. I was tested for an autoimmune disease that affects the tear ducts and it came back negative. It turns out it was the extreme anxiety that caused the dry mouth. I recommend using a dry mouth mouthwash it will help.

Worrywort626
Worrywort626
in reply to Hidden

Thank you. That is most reassuring. It’s more dryness at this point than thirst. I will look into a dry mouth wash. This came on suddenly and it’s only increasing my anxiety.

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in reply to Worrywort626

I remember how dry my mouth was it was like cotton mouth and it scared me too. It did go away. Dry mouthwash and I think they make gum for dry mouth as well.

Worrywort626
Worrywort626
in reply to Hidden

Thank you so much! How long did the dry mouth last?

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in reply to Worrywort626

At least a few weeks, not more than a month or so from what I recall

I hope you are feeling alot better and staying hydrated. I just got out of the hospital due to dehydration and a panic attack. I'm a bit better but still off. But I pray for peace and happiness for you.b

This just makes my anxiety worse. I already have health anxiety and am so afraid of hospitals.

I'm sorry. Now I feel bad. Didnt mean to make your anxiety go up. But I do hope you are doing well.

Yes, I am. It’s ok. You didn’t know that is a trigger of mine. I try to avoid hospitals/medical settings if at all possible.

Some medications can make you thirsty. Lexapro and klonopin do for me. If you are taking any medications, check the list of possible side effects.

Feeling better everyone! Still having anxiety, of course, but the dry mouth/lips and thirst have disappeared. Yay!

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