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carter._.16

673d

Hey, I just have a quick question. first, I'd like to say that I have hypochondria, which make me overthink anything that could be medically wrong with me. think of it like ocd, but only in your brain. it doesn't effect anything other than my brain worries to the point if insanity. and I'm like 99% positive nothings really wrong, I would just like some opinions This may be a but stupid, but my brain overthinks my overthinking. Anyway, I'm having the symptoms I've had for the past 5 months, but all of a sudden I started to think something else is wrong and I can't stop worrying about it. So here it goes, I was on my period last week, it ended on the 12th, and I use tampons. So now my brain is overthinking the fact that I could have tss. I've used tampons for almost 2 years now and I've worried about it before, but it's never been anything serious. I don't think its anything serious now either, since I was experiencing ever single symptoms I'm having now for the past 5 months. I've felt everything I'm feeling now for months, but I can't help over obsessing over things that probably aren't true also I know that tss only effects about 20 to 30 percent of menstruating people, so I know it's not super likely. and I never kept a tampon in for .ore than 4 or 5 hours My symptoms are throwing up, nausea, headaches and some dizziness. But like I said, I've been feeling these things previous to now. I also haven't been able to keep as much water down, which would explain the headaches and dizziness. And the throwing up and nausea are obviously things we've been trying to figure out for a while. Anyway, if you could possibly just give me any support on the matter, that would be great. like I said, if anyone has anything they could share that could help ease my mind, it would be much appreciated!

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    • Makaria

      670d

      I have health anxiety too. I had a fear of alergic reactions for a real long time. (My anxiety was over diseases that i thought would take over me really quickly like in less than a month.) I would get dizzy and almost pass out from anxiety which then made me think something worse was wrong with me. Sometimes I fact check myself and say if the symptoms are similar to anxiety then I address my anxiousness first. Then I'll lie down and rest and if the symptom is lessened, then I know it was perhaps anxiety. Overall I try to track a symptom and if can be helped with sleep or letting my brain chill out I try to convince myself I'm not gonna die from something spontaneous (cause most horrible diseases i imagine would not improve with simple rest, exercise, change of diet, etc). I still get scared tho sometimes so I hope we'll get through this♡♡♡

    • Makaria

      670d

      I have health anxiety too. I had a fear of alergic reactions for a real long time. (My anxiety was over diseases that i thought would take over me really quickly like in less than a month.) I would get dizzy and almost pass out from anxiety which then made me think something worse was wrong with me. Sometimes I fact check myself and say if the symptoms are similar to anxiety then I address my anxiousness first. Then I'll lie down and rest and if the symptom is lessened, then I know it was perhaps anxiety. Overall I try to track a symptom and if can be helped with sleep or letting my brain chill out I try to convince myself I'm not gonna die from something spontaneous (cause most horrible diseases i imagine would not improve with simple rest, exercise, change of diet, etc). I still get scared tho sometimes so I hope we'll get through this♡♡♡

    • CoffeeAndDogs

      671d

      I don't think it is silly to be concerned for your health. I think a lot of fears come from our brains trying to process information. Rest assured, that your symptoms are not TSS as TSS becomes very severe very quickly (within hours not days). But I would definitely get your symptoms checked out by your regular doctor.

      • carter._.16

        670d

        @CoffeeAndDogs yeah, I've been to the doctor and it's been a long process to try to figure things out

    • Shaba

      672d

      OMG 😳 you sound like me 🤗 I totally over think everything to the point I don't even use tampons anymore 😂 I thought I was the only one v but it's with everything I over think I always think something is going to kill me or the worse in the situation when it's not that bad v that stuff too and I'm definitely been hypochondriac for more then half my life is very debilitating v trying to get a handle on it but my brain won't stop my doctor prescribe olanzapine but I don't take it

      • carter._.16

        672d

        @Shaba Yes! I'm glad I'm not the only one. It's so bad sometimes. Like, I'll just be sitting and enjoying myself and then all of a sudden I'm worried something is wrong. It's like a sense of impending doom almost

    • Heatherbee

      673d

      I know it's probably not TSS, but if tampons regularly cause you to worry, you could try switching to a menstrual cup. No TSS risk, and works better than tampons for me.

      • carter._.16

        672d

        @Heatherbee yeah, I've been think about that for a while, I might have to try it

    • cheyrey

      673d

      I'm going through a similar thing right now! I've been watching videos on how to calm your health anxiety, and any time I feel a symptom I look at my 100 anxiety symptoms list! If you'd like I can link it for you. It's helped me put things into perspective more and I can calm myself down.

      • carter._.16

        673d

        @cheyrey yeah, that would be helpful!

        • cheyrey

          672d

          @carter._.16 https://www.anxietycentre.com/anxiety-disorders/symptoms/ there ya go love!

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