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Old 05-05-2015, 10:13 AM
 
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I was bitten by some strange bug that gave me some mild neurological symptoms on my face (apparently its one of those namibia desert things)

I was horrified, because the word neurological sounds very scary!!!

but they told me that the chances of your developing something serious are 3 in 100,000!!! basically from 100,000 bites only 3 develop chronic issues, the other 99,997 go on with their lives and nothing ever happens to them.

I googled it and it terrified me and made me very anxious

I now cannot stop concentrating on my face and feel every little twitch, wind, sensation and freak out about it (they tell me this sounds like anxiety), is anxiety like this?

do you think it is?

does it?
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Old 05-05-2015, 10:43 AM
 
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I was bitten by some strange bug that gave me some mild neurological symptoms on my face (apparently its one of those namibia desert things)

I was horrified, because the word neurological sounds very scary!!!

but they told me that the chances of your developing something serious are 3 in 100,000!!! basically from 100,000 bites only 3 develop chronic issues, the other 99,997 go on with their lives and nothing ever happens to them.

I googled it and it terrified me and made me very anxious

I now cannot stop concentrating on my face and feel every little twitch, wind, sensation and freak out about it (they tell me this sounds like anxiety), is anxiety like this?

do you think it is?

does it?

I think its paranoia
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Old 05-05-2015, 10:48 AM
 
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I think its paranoia
has it ever happened to you that you obsess over some symptom and then you feel this sensation on that part of your body and you freak out and you feel it... and then it goes away when you stop thinking about it?
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Old 05-05-2015, 10:50 AM
 
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has it ever happened to you that you obsess over some symptom and then you feel this sensation on that part of your body and you freak out and you feel it... and then it goes away when you stop thinking about it?

only once actually

it was when I had my heart broken, I was obsessing over it for over 6 months
oh wait
I still am

it still hurts me !
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Old 05-05-2015, 10:51 AM
 
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I'm sure this type of anxiety is very common you just need to think rationally when under ''anxiety attacks'' maybe focus on something else like rainbows or Spiders...actually not the spiders
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Old 05-05-2015, 10:53 AM
 
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I'm sure this type of anxiety is very common you just need to think rationally when under ''anxiety attacks'' maybe focus on something else like rainbows or Spiders...actually not the spiders

she rejected me !
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Old 05-05-2015, 10:54 AM
 
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6 people out of 100,000 is very rare right? my host tells me I'll be ok and maybe I am just stressed out about it
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Old 05-05-2015, 10:55 AM
 
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6 people out of 100,000 is very rare right? my host tells me I'll be ok and maybe I am just stressed out about it

1 in 7,000,000,000

and she rejected me
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Old 05-05-2015, 11:02 AM
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I was bitten by some strange bug that gave me some mild neurological symptoms on my face (apparently its one of those namibia desert things)

I was horrified, because the word neurological sounds very scary!!!

but they told me that the chances of your developing something serious are 3 in 100,000!!! basically from 100,000 bites only 3 develop chronic issues, the other 99,997 go on with their lives and nothing ever happens to them.

I googled it and it terrified me and made me very anxious

I now cannot stop concentrating on my face and feel every little twitch, wind, sensation and freak out about it (they tell me this sounds like anxiety), is anxiety like this?

do you think it is?

does it?

Yes you can stop thinking about it you control what thoughts you fixate on. The key is to not talk about it or feed into the fear. Find something pleasant to think about that takes you to a far off land. Sway in the wind and be free. Take a deep cleansing breath and focus on your breath you will be okay.
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Old 05-05-2015, 11:06 AM
 
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Yes you can stop thinking about it you control what thoughts you fixate on. The key is to not talk about it or feed into the fear. Find something pleasant to think about that takes you to a far off land. Sway in the wind and be free. Take a deep cleansing breath and focus on your breath you will be okay.
thank you!!

so it does sound like anxiety then
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