I have not googled any symptoms or anything in a couple of months but I am feeling so tempted today. I'm not looking to Google symptoms, just information but I'm afraid once I start I won't be able to stop and then downhill I go.
Google: I have not googled any symptoms or... - Anxiety Support
Don't start if you don't think its worth it.
I'm relieved lol. I wanted to Google info about the term Empath. I use Google if I need to get a phone # or something. Since I'm in therapy now, 1 thing is for me to stay away from googling symptoms and treatments for cancer etc. I didn't even feel the urge but I did Google Empath and anxiety relation. I stopped right there.
I know that when I attended CBT classes the #1 thing they stressed was "stay off the computer, do NOT google!" They pointed out that often it depended on what and how you typed in the search words or phrases as to what you come up with. Sometimes it brings up the more "intense" and worse case scenario first. Once we read that....we are "done for"
If I do google something & it starts immediately with the worse case scenario I X out and reword my question. I just realized it is 2 years this month since all my problems started. If you know about the hormone cortisol you know it is the "fight or flight" one. I am waking now with the feelings of FEAR (the hormone is highest in early morning). I know I have this growth on my adrenal gland and that it may be causing the problem. I'm just terrified of surgery, and being in the hospital. I know I need a specialist's opinion. I just need to get there. I wonder how many others wake with the "fear" at it's peek in the morning? This is so embarrassing and also annoying to be like this.
I agree. Googling can lead to unnecessary stress. I, however, would never have known my sudden onset anxiety disorder was from a benzodiazepine withdrawal all doctors refused to believe. I spent so much $ and time on tests and specialists until i found a benzo withdrawal site with 10,000 members.
I am a hypochondriac already but I KNEW something was really wrong this time. My withdrawal took 2 years until I had some relief and another 2 until I was back to normal. I prbly would have ended it if it hadn't been the wonderful support of these sites. Drs were condescending and rude. Drs also have little training in pharmaceuticals. They continue to try to slap one drug after anothet on me, i no longer go to them except for yearly tests etc.