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Been googling all night

Been googling g my symptoms s all evening and now I'm absolutely terrified. I have seem my GP and neuro loads of times but still unable to believe them both. How do I start believing I hate my iPad at times

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Hi Millbrook

O dear , what made you do that , have you not joined the non googling ban on here , I have been really good since I have , would you like to join ?

Start from now ;-)

Now I have health anxiety , better than it used to be , especially since I stopped googling as well

I went to the GP , have a little lump & she said it was a cyst , well of course I wanted her to put her life on the line that she was right , anyway I think she knew I would be back every week , so she is sending me to the hospital to have it checked

Well , I have it on my mind all the time till I go , its there trying to frighten me & I have to keep throwing the thoughts I am having out & I would not go near Dr . Goggle at the moment as I no I would be in a right state

You have had the all clear from everyone , they will be right , more than their jobs are worth to tell you you are ok , if you wasnt

If you keep going on Google , you will keep searching until you find the worse answer that may already be in your head , please I no how this anxiety affects us , dont make it worse than it already is

I have to now work hard with my thoughts & try & reverse them , its not wasy but with practice you can do it , it doesnt happen over night but slowly it gets better

Come on here rather than Google , will do you alot more good

Love

whywhy

xxx

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I know what your saying but when I looked the symptoms seemed to match it exactly. I feel so low in mood isn't there an end to this

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Hi Millbrook

I no , thats the problem though with googling , when I used to do it , it didnt matter what I looked up , some of the symptoms I would match up to & in lots of cases I would be sat there thinking I have them all , thats why its not wise to go on , for people with health anxiety , it just sends it through the roof

If you are really worried , go & see your GP

Infact when I was googling even my own GP would say I wish you would stop going on Google

xxx

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My husband was recently diagnosed with a serious heart complaint and I have made myself stay away from Google as i don't want to know anything about it.... it's too scary to go there. I have done in the past and it's only bought me fear so best to stay away. Please try to believe what your doctors are telling you as they have your interest at heart, though I know that is sometimes hard to believe!!!! Good luck. xx

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I will try, it's so addictive

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I experience the same issue, I have been having this problem with my throat since 2009. It causes me to cough after eating, had numerous tests and neither could indicate anything serious. In the last few weeks I experienced like something stuck on my throat and sore throat for weeks, googling that just showed "throat cancer" which just triggered my anxiety and depression. I went to the GP and a private ENT consultant and both said it wasn't anything serious but I still have in my head that they may have missed something. All day I am just picturing myself terminally ill and how I could affect people around me. I have started seeing a counsellor last week, very early to say if it is working but I am hoping this will bring some peace to my life. It is very difficult to suffer from this anxiety attacks that usually leads to depression. Not many people around me understand how it affects my day to day routine and state of mind.

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I have had this problem and they diagnosed globus, it's a feeling like there is a lump in your throat. Anxiety can cause all these problems. I no it's difficult but we need to start trusting our doctors. I am in the same position as you I never seem to be reassured and I have spent a fortune on private investigations

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Oh dear!

I'm a health anxiety Google addict too.

I can spend the whole morning or afternoon Googling away until I find the most frightening thing which will fit my supposed symptom(s) instead of doing something productive like working!

I SO wish Google didn't exist.

I was a member of the no-Google club on here and did well but lately I've been very anxious and I fell off the wagon and started Googling again.

And what happened........just as I knew it would, I terrified myself with the results.

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Hey Brambwell

Its ok hun , you are still in the club , we can fall of the wagon sometimes but guess what , I have just renewed you membership , your back in the "non google ban club " welcome back lol

Love

whywhy

xxx

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Can I join your club

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Everyone can join the club , all our welcome lol

You are in

All you do is ...everytime you fingers go to type in a symptom , you make them come on here instead & talk to us

You can even tell us how well you have done , as you havnt googled & we will all be over the moon :)

It does work , thats what I do now , infact in between been on here , looking after my family , doing my cleaning , to be honest there isnt even much time left to be tempted with DR Google , who does talk a load of rubbish lol

Welcome to the non Googling club !

xxx

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I'll let you no how I get on. Thanks for the advice

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I will keep looking for you , give it a go , I no what health anxiety is like & that made mine 1000 times worse , this makes it alot better

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I think it should have a health warning on it. This site could seriously damage your health. Mary xx

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I dunno about Mr Cameron blocking porn on the internet but he should block all medical sites. I bet doctor's surgeries would be a lot emptier if he did!

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Hi Bramwell

Have you joined the non Google club yet , I can tell you dont seem to be very happy tonight

Believe me I was really bad at going on it , but as an adult , no one could stop me but me & I couldnt , not till I found others on this site , just like me that told me they were the same

Try as hard as you can to resist , come on here

It will be half the battle won if you can break the habbit

Thinking about you

Love

whywhy

xxx

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