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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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hi i was diagnosed with anxiety a few weeks ago it just came out of nowhere which is weird, ive always been a worrier of my health but this is just over the top, ive been having persistant headaches for the past 3 weeks and im convinced its something lifethreatning like meningitis, braintumour blood clot etc....the doctor wont send me for an mri as they say its just my anxiety but another doc diagnosed me with a sinus infection and put me on anti biotics, im terrified incase they miss something out, im keep thinking ill be dead before christmas, im on the verge of a breakdown!! i am truly scared it really does frighten me to be told i have so many weeks left to live coz they miss diagnosed me and its to late, im also gettin neckpain, back pain also but iam sat on the computer for hours a day without my glasses could this be the cause or could it be stress? ive had 3 tests done at the opticians and everything was fine, mum said i had the meningitis jab when i was little so she said i cant have it, is that true? iam seeing a counsellor at the moment but cant seem to concentrate because this is on my mind wayyy to much and it wont seem to budge. i just want to know that there is nothing wrong with me at all, but im convincing myself im dying n il be dead soon please help me,before i put myself in a mental home.

Doctor :   hi
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let me read
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may i know your age
User :   19
Doctor :   its the fear

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which is making you think you like this
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you need to overcome from fear
User :   where is the pain coming from though i dont understand
Doctor :   it is not organic it is anxiety pain
User :   i dont get how anxiety causes this pain
Doctor :  
yes it cause pain also palpitation and also fear of daeth
Doctor :  
this is how anxiety presents
User :   but ive tried to say its just me but i wont accept, i feel like i need an mri
User :   are you a real doctor?
Doctor :   why you feel that you require an MRI?

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yes i am a qualified registered medical practisoner
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do you want to see mu certificate i can mail it you
User :   no its ok, its just hard to knoe if someones realover the net
User :   and i feel like i need an mri beacuse of the pain im having, allround my head my neck and back? could this be my posture, i dont understand the headaches though
Doctor :  
do you think MRI will cure your pain?
User :   no but they can tell me what illness ive got
Doctor :   what if MRI do not pick up the disease ?

Doctor :   MRI will not pick up if it is migrane
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mri will not pick up if it is a neuralgia
User :   well what is the point in people havin them if they dont work , i want to know if i have a life threatning illness and i know i dont have a migrane, and what is neuralgia
Doctor :   as the doctor has done the physical examination and felt it is not necessary it means the investigation is not necessary

User :   but all they did was listen to what i had to say they nevere checked me through
Doctor :   neuralgia is just a pain in the nerve, and it does not have any cause
User :   i have a feeling it could be meningitis, but i had the jab when i was little but can you still get it?
Doctor :   meningitis will present with fever, altered mental condition, and varying amount of weakness of the limbs, and the person will gradually lapse into coma if not treated

User :   i have a cold that is slowly going
User :   now that has scared me
Doctor :  
need not be scared
Doctor :   what i mean to tell is since you do not have these synptoms it is not meningitis
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what you are suffering from
User :   but i have a cold isnt that a fever , and altered mental condition wouldnt that be my anxiety
User :   i said righ at the beginnning
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cold will be there even in seasonal flu and it is very common disease
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you need to think positive
User :   i cant
User :   thats my problem
Doctor :  
you need to
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life is challenge
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and you need to think positive
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you can easily overcome the fear
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believe in what the doctor has said
Doctor :   you dont have any major illness
User :   i just want the pain to go away
Doctor :   for the pain to go away you need to divert your attention from the negative thinking
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or else it will worsen your pain more
User :   how do i do it though, i just cant
User :   can being mentally ill kill you?
Doctor :   what games do you like the most

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