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Old 09-29-2001, 05:56 PM   #1
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Hypochondria - continues (went to the doc)

Ok, I found a medical doc here that speaks pretty good english and went to talk to him, to rule out any physical cause for the symptoms, and he said with confidence that i was physically healthy. i said i was concerned about the previous event and he said that it was most likely dehydration and overheating (heat exhaustion). I was frank with him about some of my fears (aneurysm, or some physical defect on the brain) so (i think to ease my fears) eh is sending me in for a CAT scan (i specifically asked for some kind of brain exam). Also a whole round of blood tests were done, showing everything in perfectly healthy levels and no signs of infection. i have to go in for more blood tests on wednesday morning, because these tests need to be done before eating any food. i should get the results of those (i specifically asked for information on my thyroid, since that is a common cause of anxiety, and i am unusually skinny for the amount and content of what i eat. mostly alot of pizza and burgers!) and some other tests that weren't performed in the first round. Finally after i get my good results (doctor said there was 99.999999% chance that my cat scan would come back normal) back from the cat scan, he is going to send me to a english speaking counsellor, a specialist in anxiety <IMG SRC="">. I'm glad I finally spoke up to the doc about my fears. I didn't want to say anything before, because i thought he would just tell me to get over it. But he seems very supportive <IMG SRC=""> Thanks for your encouraging words. As I type this now, reading over it again, especially the parts about my blood being normal and the doc saying my CAT would be fine my symptoms disappear <IMG SRC=""> (that is until i started thinking about them again... aarg)

I'll keep you posted <IMG SRC="">

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Old 09-30-2001, 01:06 PM   #2
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Re: Hypochondria - continues (went to the doc)


So glad you found a good doctor and everything checked out fine (assuming the CT scan is normal, which it will be <IMG SRC="">). Does being in a different country contribute at all to your anxiety? I don't mean in light of what happened in NYC, but medically? Anyway, be sure to keep us posted as to how you're doing, and how you like your counselor.

Best of luck!


Old 10-01-2001, 06:45 AM   #3
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Re: Hypochondria - continues (went to the doc)

well, i didn't think it was because i was in another country because i rather like it here, but my doc seems to think it is some form of culture shock/homesickness (i don't miss home that much at all) and i actually feel more relieved to be here than in the US right now because of the NYC stuff <IMG SRC=""> Sweden is a nuetral country and won't get into the conflict either way.

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