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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi i was on here the other day, basically the doctors think im suffering really bad anxiey im on pills etc, seeing a councleeor and going to see a cognitive behavioural therapist which im on the waiting list for, this is ruining my life, i cannot leave the house no more, iam constantly think im dying, i had a head ache for 3 weeks and thought it was a tumour or bloodclot, the headaches have settled, but now my body just feels strange and abit shaky which makes me feel nervous and my heart is pounding so hard i think its going to come out of my chest, i can actually see my chest moving because of the heartbeats, with these symptoms i scared i have something life threatning and now in my head im preparing for death, its like ive told my body im dying and the more i think about it the more nervous i get and i just loose control, i also have a heart murmor aswell but the doctors said there is absolutly nothing to worry about there, but iam now and never have done before. i cannot live my life no more, not like this anyway, i keep thinking will it be better tomorrow but it just gets worse, im in such a state, ive visited the doctors loads of times and they have told me the same thing over and over again, there is nothing wrong with me, but i wont accept what anybody says, im only 19 years old, i should be living life to the full, please help me, im constantly in tears because of this, i cannot do it no more, thankyou XXXXXXXX
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   i shall help you

Doctor :  
you have notice one thing, the more you think the more the symptoms get worse right
User :   yes definatley
Doctor :   so do you think actually you have a major illness?

User :   i dont know, probably not
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :  
you are not suffering from any major illness
Doctor :  
but you are suffering from thought disorder
User :   i dont know how to stop
Doctor :   it cannot be stopped by drugs
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or it cannot be stopped in a day or two
User :   so why do they giev you drugd
Doctor :   to control the symptoms and to put you to sleep
Doctor :   so that you don't over think
User :   i cant sleep im too scared incase i dont wake up
Doctor :   why you will not wake up?
User :   i dont know
Doctor :   so only, you should not think in this direction for which you don't have any reason
Doctor :   you are 19 years old
User :   this is the scariest thing i have been through in my life
Doctor :  
so you should be thinking in terms of playing sports, studying and helping parents in there daily activities, spending good time with friends
User :   i cant do owt no more im on the verge of a braekdown
Doctor :   when you can think scariest things, why cant you think positive and normal things
User :   i just cant, i try so hard but i always think im dying, and why has it come out of nowhere and why me?
Doctor :  
when you can always think negative things, you are capable of thinking positive also
Doctor :  
you need to learn how to think positive
User :   i just want it to go away
Doctor :   as i said it will not go away from drugs and it cannot be overcome in a day or two
Doctor :  
it will definitely go
Doctor :  
it will take some time
Doctor :  
but when it goes off it will not come again
User :   is there other people like me thinking they are going to die?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :  
so only you are in the waiting list of the cognitive behavioral therapy.
User :   yes
Doctor :   as there are many other people who are also thinking in the negative lines
Doctor :  
and they are getting better by the cognitive behavioral therapy
User :   waht is cognitive behve therapy?
Doctor :   it is to reteach you how to think positive
User :   ok
Doctor :  
and how to avoid the irrational and negative thoughts
User :   what i dont beat this, what if it just keeps going on
Doctor :  
again negative thinking...
Doctor :  
this can happen only now
Doctor :  
after you visit CBT you will be not thinking in these lines
User :   is it natural for me to feel scared
User :   does it sound like i have definatley got an anxiety disorder?
User :   and is mine bad?
Doctor :   yes every body feels scared

Doctor :  
yes you have got a anxiety disorder
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and it is not bad as you think
User :   it feela it
Doctor :   it is a anxiety disorder and it is mild form
User :   it feels like the worst ever i would hate to know how a bad 1 is, the time i have been talking ot you i have been in tears
User :   is it natural to have chest pains to the doc said it is
Doctor :   in anxiety there is emotional, cognitive, physical and behavioral abnormality

Doctor :  
so the physical symptoms are heart pounding, chest pain, nervousness, sweating,
Doctor :  
pain iun different parts of the body
User :   i have definatley got those
Doctor :  
more so it will be head ache
Doctor :  
and more other such symptoms
User :   yeh, that is so weird, i have had all of them and though it was something life threatning, i cant beleve im doing this to my self
Doctor :  
the emotional disturbance is
Doctor :   simply crying, feeling sad, not able to do any thing, tremors etc
Doctor :  
and the cognitive disturbance is the irrational thinking, thinking of negative thoughts
User :   i cant even get changed or anything or get up and do my makeup like i use to
Doctor :   yes with the physical symptoms, emotional disturbance and cognitive disorders, the day to day behavior also is affected
User :   its horrible, i been through so much in my life, so why is something bad happening to me again ? i keep thinking god must hate me
Doctor :   nothing is bad happening to you
Doctor :  
its your thinking
Doctor :   god definitely does not hate you
User :   in just hope i can get back on track with my life, an go out be wiht friends again and have a great job when im older
Doctor :   see you have positive thinking with in you
Doctor :  
great to hear this
User :   yeh i do
Doctor :  
you will be better sooner than what you will be thinking with CBT
User :   thats the fiorst ive said something positive
Doctor :  
so only i said god does not hate you
User :   thanyou
Doctor :   keep this positive thinking going
User :   ill try my best
Doctor :  
what you should do to get a great job?
User :   i need to think positive and what i want to do first
Doctor :  
yes think positive
Doctor :  
than make yourself comfortable
User :   yes wll thankyou for taking the time to listen to me and understanding you have been very helpful :)
Doctor :  
please fill the feed back form
Doctor :   is there any thing i can help you with?
User :   no i dont think so, i juts needed some elses advice
Doctor :  
Doctor :   as you are withdrawn from the friends and family
Doctor :  
try to mix with them more. spend more time with your family members
User :   i will try
Doctor :  
it should be with individual family members also and in groups of the family members
User :   yes
Doctor :  
the more you spend the better it is and more comfortable you will be
Doctor :  
once you are very much comfortable with your family members you can look forward to spend more time with friends
User :   yes i do hope so
Doctor :   initially it is better you spend more time with family members and once the CBT also starts you will be lot better and you can proceed to normal life and you will start deciding what you should be doing
User :   good and thanks again
Doctor :   thanks for consulting health care magic, bye for now
User :   bye and thanks :)
Doctor :   please do login if you have any medical queries, we are available 24/7
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