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Please Help. I Think I’m Going Crazy. I’m Really Struggling

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Posted on Tue, 14 Jul 2020
Question: Please help. I think I’m going crazy.

I’m really struggling with a specific paranoid thought. I have severe anxiety and I think I could have OCD. I have a phobia of bats and rabies as well. That wouldn’t seem pertinent now, but it will.

So here it is. About 2 weeks ago, I woke up and the alarm was off at my house. But both doors were locked. No signs of a break-in. A day later I happen to see two tiny red spots on the bottom of my foot and my mind immediately goes to a bat bite. There were no bats in the house and really no way for them to get in. This is where things in my mind get crazy.

I begin to think that my ex, who I think was married, but can’t confirm, (he never wore a ring or talked about his family, but I saw him and a woman together with kids a few months back) had broken into my house, let a bat in to bite me, got it out, and now I’m going do die from rabies in a few months. Because he’s trying to get rid of me so I don’t tell her. Mind you I never confronted him about it.

It’s been 2 weeks and I’m still really scared,

To make matters worse we work the same job, and he was out the day after I found the spot, then a Wednesday and Thursday the next week, and today. And those are close to the rabies vaccine schedule.

PLEASE HELP ME!
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Not much evidence of bat bite.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear, welcome to Ask a doctor's service.
I read your query and here is my advice.

There is not enough evidence that a bat may have bitten you . You didn't see a bat at all and the house was locked without evidence of break in.
Also this scenario of your ex putting you a bat on house to get rid of you is not much possible.
I don't think you have to worry about a bat bite if you didn't see a bat.
You have seen yourself that you are having a paranoid thoughts and calming and rationalizing is the only thing to do. If you can deal it by yourself you can visit a psychologist .

Hope I have answered the question.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Please Help. I Think I’m Going Crazy. I’m Really Struggling

Brief Answer: Not much evidence of bat bite. Detailed Answer: Hello dear, welcome to Ask a doctor's service. I read your query and here is my advice. There is not enough evidence that a bat may have bitten you . You didn't see a bat at all and the house was locked without evidence of break in. Also this scenario of your ex putting you a bat on house to get rid of you is not much possible. I don't think you have to worry about a bat bite if you didn't see a bat. You have seen yourself that you are having a paranoid thoughts and calming and rationalizing is the only thing to do. If you can deal it by yourself you can visit a psychologist . Hope I have answered the question. Let me know if I can assist you further.