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I'm sorry if I'm annoying anyone

Hello I'm 20 and I have real bad health anxiety and I'm really worried about a stroke..I get weird feelings down my side of body I've had it before and been hospital and they said defiantly not but I'm still worried x

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Hi Shannon your not annoying anyone we're all here to help in the best way we can but maybe you need to speak to someone about ur anxiety Hun as you are gonna make yourself really ill x

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What sort of feelings do you have?

You can ask for a referral from your GP.

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Can't help feeling like this😭 And just feels weird like not right it's hard to explain x

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I know how that must feel as since i had mine in 2014 my fingers on my left hand feel fuzzy and fat and a little stiff when i move them but its hard to try and explain to anyone whose not had a stroke. Even have trouble explaining to my doctor and family

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Like it's gone now? But it was there earily x

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I think you would have to ask about a neurologist. Go and ask about some tests.

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What sort of tests?

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I only know about stroke tests.

Why do you think you might have stroke symptoms?

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As well as help from your GP I think thar you need help in dealing wit them your anxiety. One way is through Mindfulness meditation and it's a drug less method of taming the mind. See if there's a gro meeting near you.

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At your age I am quite sure i'ts all in the mind, but it's best to talk to your GP

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Yeah what do they do though is it through

Boood tests etc and well it's a wife of symptoms really it's like I've suffered with chest pain for years worrying had so many ecgs etc..I just hate keep reading up on stuff and think I've got this and that people say not the look up stuff but it's abit hard😞😞

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The trouble with looking stuff up is that it's incredibly easy to persuade yourself that you've got debilitatingMongolian yak-flu disease and that you need a testicle removed to fix it as that is the "only cure" - You'll e ok mate ;-) having someone to talk with can be a great help, W ith a therapist you might find yourself talking about stuff you would never feel able to talk with friends and family about - It can be amazing what comes out and is a weight off your mind. all the best to you;-)do give your doctor a chance to check you out properly - it is what he as there for after all

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Shannon, you have a problem, none of us can feel what you're feeling. Doctors are trained to feel what other people feel, they're very good at it. It's one of the things they HAVE to be good at. Now none of us has any insight whatsoever to your personal history and that's important too. Doctors know a bit more than we do.

Anxiety is one of those thing that's very real. Not the word, but the actual sensation, it can make us feel as though the world is falling in on us and that isn't nice, not at all nice, but as soon as we stop thinking about whatever, it stops having any effect on us.

That's the difference between anxiety and "the real thing".

I can't stop you feeling anxious, only you can.

Now stop being anxious, as the Doctor said.

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:)

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How are you doing?

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Hi Shannon, with this kind of anxiety we can imagine anything, it may be real or it may be the anxiety so first and foremost is to address the anxiety and you would do this via referral from your doctor, secondly try not to worry because this definitely won't help, I'm at my best when I am positive thinking and taking action i.e doing something about it so focus on that, what you can do rather than let it overwhelm you. I know this is difficult to do but the first step is addressing your anxiety, contact your GP for a referral, write down everything you are anxious about, keep a diary, so that when you get your referral you know exactly what you want to say to the Professional. You have youth on your side and a good life to lead so please do something about it now hugggggs

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As they say "be afraid ,very afraid" support for survivors of stroke seems to be few and very far apart.Hope you keep well.best wishes..😭

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