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Old 07-12-2012, 02:11 PM
 
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In all my life I've had these illnesses:

*Breast cancer
*Alzheimer
*I was 'pregnant' because I used my dad's towel (and a sperm could make me get pregnan) I KNEW this was stupid but I still was very scared.
*And the most recent: Colon Cancer
*I'm afraid that my mom could also have colon cancer because she has blood in stool (she has hemorrhoids) but I'm afraid ecause if she has cancer I could have it, too.

For every of these illnesses I didn't sleep because I spent the whole night crying, I can't breath and the doctor gave me fluoexetine.

Am I overreacting??? I also have tomorrow my test for occult blood in stool (the first time was positive with entamoeba coli cysts, tomorow I'm going to make it again and I'm afraid that if it's positive again , if there's no parasites Icould have cancer, she's going to make me a colonoscopy, which I don't know how I'm going to pay).


Has someone have the same problem???
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:04 PM
 
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Do your fears or obsessions solely relate to health concerns or have you been obsessed with other issues as well? I am not a psychiatrist, but this sounds like OCD (which is not just limited to the classic hand washing, hoarding type obsessions)
I would recommend you check out the following website and see what you think. Many people do struggle with this to one degree or another.
OCD ONLINE HOME PAGE
If this does turn out it be your problem, there is meds/counseling available Are you still on the florexetine?. I don't know from your post how consuming/tormenting this is for you, but if it is fairly significant, you may want to talk to your mom about seeing a psychiatrist. This doesn't mean you are crazy just that you may have an issue in this area.
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:46 PM
 
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Do your fears or obsessions solely relate to health concerns or have you been obsessed with other issues as well? I am not a psychiatrist, but this sounds like OCD (which is not just limited to the classic hand washing, hoarding type obsessions)
I would recommend you check out the following website and see what you think. Many people do struggle with this to one degree or another.
OCD ONLINE HOME PAGE
If this does turn out it be your problem, there is meds/counseling available Are you still on the florexetine?. I don't know from your post how consuming/tormenting this is for you, but if it is fairly significant, you may want to talk to your mom about seeing a psychiatrist. This doesn't mean you are crazy just that you may have an issue in this area.
Well, I also check things many many times, like to see if the stove is really off, the fridge closed, my alarm in the correct time, the door correctly closed, to not forget my wallet and phone before I leave home. And I write everything what I'm going to do the next day because I'm afraid to forget it. Yes, I'm still with the fluoxetine. I'm seeing a therapist and he asked me to act dlierately like I forgot to do everything and see it as something ridiculous, but sometimes I'm to worried and I do have to check the things many times.

I've check hundred of sites on the internet that talk about colon cancer and I think this is stronger because tomorrow I'm going to see the result of test of occult blood in stool and I'm very very nervous. It seems I had hemorrhoids and parasites but I don't want it to result positive again because occult blood in stool is like synonimopus of colon cancer (for me), I know it's not but I can'thelp thinking that I have like all the symptoms or that I have only some of them because I'm in the early stages of it.

Thank you for the inf, I'm going to check it.
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