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Obsessive Compulsive disorder - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   Hello
User :   doctor
User :   I am undergoing stress and anxiety from the last two months
Doctor :  
ok
User :   It all started when I developed skin infection and went to my doctor
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   and he told me that it is a viral infection and asked me apply salex lotion on he spot and should be fine
User :   Since I did not apply it properly , it was not complet ely healed
User :   So i went back to him
Doctor :   ok

User :   and he told me to apply it again and get back to him after twenty days
User :   But this time, I delayed it for three months and did not take it seriously
Doctor :  
ok
User :   the third time instead of going to him, to aviod waiting time, i went to an other young govt doctor who has a clinic near by
User :   and he looked at it said it could be a sexually transmitted disease and asked me to get myself checked for HIV
Doctor :  
ok
User :   this triggered my anxiety level and being sensitive in nature , I was highly tensed
Doctor :  
ok
User :   So I went back to my previous doctor and he yelled at me for going to him after three months and gave me one more chance to apply it properly and showed me how to do it practically
Doctor :  
ok
User :   this time, I was very serious, I did it exactly as he told me and in two days time, it was healed
User :   now, that problem was solved
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
Good
User :   but , what the other doc had told me remained in my mind
User :   and then since I was on leave for two months, I had some free time and did a terrible mistake of going to the internet
User :   and doing lots of study on HIV and other issues
User :   which disturbed me a lot
User :   I was totally dipressed, scared, silent and stopped interacting with my wife and 10year old son
User :   I remained like this for one weak
User :   and then could not take it any more
Doctor :  
ok
User :   and finally one day went to the diagnostic centre to get myself checked
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   and on this day , I was fully scared and tensed and seeing me this way
User :   my wife confronted me and asked me the problem
User :   I then told her everything and we both were tensed and went for a check up
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   i mean resuly
User :   resuly
User :   result
User :   It came out negative
User :   I was releived for two days and then the anxiety grew again
Doctor :  
What is it due to?
User :   and was getting all negative thoughts like what happens if it shows up after some time or what if the centre has not done the test properly since the day was a holiday
User :   this continued and I went back to the centre for an other test and it came out fine again
User :   Like this I got myself checked for five times and it ws all clean
User :   is
User :   now the important issue
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   I was not satisfied and was always in the suspicious mood and then went to the person with whom I mistakenly met a year back through chat and wanted to know if he had any problem with skin issues
User :   he said he is a physiotherephist and he is working for a reputed hospital and needs mandatory chck for hepatitis and HIV
User :   We spent fifteen minutes in a restuarant spoke about it and then dropped him neary by in my scooter and the journey was for five minutes
User :   during the journey, I did feel any thing like he touching me or anything
User :   but after dropping him back, I went back hime relieved and then again the next day, I Got the suspicion thinking what if he poked me with a syringe with blod
User :   blood
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   this again raised my anxiety and since then, I am into lots of fear and anxiety. I am doing all kinds of crazy things like going to doctors, phycatrists, physcologists , blood checks and hiring detectives to get info on this person etc
User :   I have been meeting a couple of physcologists and met a couple of physcatrists. they are all nice and say I am suffering from OCD and need CBT therepy
User :   But I am not satisfied with that
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   because, I know , I am just anxious and need to clear out things. I know rationally speaking, there is no way I can get HIV becasue its been over one year now ever since I was exposed and there is no way this guy can inject a syringe without I knowing it when I ws conscious
User :   but that 0.0001 percent dought ALWAYS troubles me and need some clarity on this so that I can be relieved.
User :   Please let me know if U have a different approach
Doctor :  
ok
User :   so that I can get back to my old lifef which me and my family are missing so badly
User :   Please help me
Doctor :   You have done a great job in explaining me everthing clear

Doctor :  
I really appreciate that
User :   And to add to this, let me tell you, I am much improved now, but thought of he pricking me always come in
Doctor :  
Since you know you are not HIV infected and this is confirmed by number of test you underwent
Doctor :  
Good
Doctor :  
The only thing that bothers yu is if the thought of prick
Doctor :  
Did you try imagining things in this way
Doctor :  
Yes even though if I have got a prick there is no infection or HIV that cannot pass on me
User :   yes, I did it before I met him the second time at the resturant and went with a pre thought of what if he could do this
Doctor :  
How did you feel?
User :   scared
Doctor :  
Why should you be scared when the infection is not there on the tests
User :   Because, I get this suspicion thinking what he wanted others to suffer aswell and pricked me with a syringe
User :   and there is no proof to substantiate this
Doctor :  
Do you get the same suspicion in the crowds that one can prick me to cause an infection
User :   no
User :   only with this peson, becuase he looks and behaviour are little illusive and strange
Doctor :  
Ok fine
User :   and more over he is not freely approachable and i feel that since he is a gay, he may have HIV, but the investigation I did on him confirmed that he is working for a reputed hospital
User :   but don't know if he is working as a therephist
User :   but even if he has HIV, there is no proof that he pricked me
User :   are u there doctor?
Doctor :  
Hence almost it is proved that the guy is not HIV positive
Doctor :  
I am here
User :   thanks
Doctor :  
So it is only your thougths that are bothering you
User :   other wise he is a soft spoken and nice guy
User :   yes.
User :   please let me know if I need to meet any better phsycologists or phycatrists
Doctor :  
Which city do you stay?
User :   Bangalore
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
As for as I know this is problem of obsession and as rightly said you need a cognitive therapy
Doctor :  
But you can always take a second opinion from the best Psychiatrist in the city
Doctor :  
This is for the benefit of you getting back your old life and your relationship with your family
Doctor :  
I shall guide you to a best Psychiatrist
User :   wow, that would be great
Doctor :  
Which ones did you see yet?

Doctor :  
You can meet this doctor

Doctor :  
She is the professor of Pschiatry
Doctor :  
and has done good work with patient on HIV and mental health
Doctor :  
Yes
Doctor :  
XXXXXXXX can we continue it later as there are two more persons pinging me for consultation
Doctor :  
Please get in touch with me
Doctor :  
after you consultation there
User :   absolutely, thanks a lot
User :   ur name doc?

Doctor :  
Pl fioll the feedback form say done

User :   thanks a lot
User :   bye
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