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Old 02-13-2012, 08:22 PM   #1
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i have convinced myself im goin to die from birth control - hypochondria?

so i understand that hypochondria is technically ocd, but i have been diagnosed with both severe anxiety, and moderate ocd/hypochondria. when i went in and was diagnosed, they reffered my to a therapist, but i do not want to go. but my point now is that, they also perscribed my a low dose birth control - to regulate hormones, not to prevent pregnancy, and now i've convinced myself im going to get a deadly blood clot.

i am a healthy, 17 year old girl. i excercise, eat pretty well, don't smoke or be anywhere near smoke, and i've taken birth control before. i had no symptoms at all on tri sprintec for a great long time, until i started missing pills and then switched to a generic brand i didn't like. now im on aviane and i've taken teh first two pills.

my question is, ever since i've been thinking abou this, i've been feeling random pains in my legs and occasionally my arm. they vary in feeling, placement, and how much they bother me, coming on and off all day. it's only the second day of a much lower dose medicine, and i am pretty far removed from most any risk factors i can tell of ....

i do have a family history of high blood pressure and diabetes, but only after beign overweight. i myself am not overweight, i am perfectly within my body mass index.

should i be worried? could my anxiety be causing this? should i chill out??

 
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Re: i have convinced myself im goin to die from birth control - hypochondria?

I do think that anxiety can be causing all of your symptoms, but why not make sure and discuss this matter with your doctor. It never hurts to be sure.

Also, perhaps try taking a nice long bath, and read a good book while you are at it. Make sure it is one you do not mind getting wet!

 
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Re: i have convinced myself im goin to die from birth control - hypochondria?

thank you, i went back and was reffered to a pshychaitrist.

 
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Re: i have convinced myself im goin to die from birth control - hypochondria?

Its good you're seeing someone. You'll feel better in no time at all

Anxiety can do strange things.

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