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    Old 12-21-2004, 11:04 PM   #1
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    Hey everyone, thanks for taking the time to read this. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. I am 21/F diagnosed with ADHD and General Anxiety Disorder, and believe I may have OCD. Physically, I am a healthy young woman. However, for the past year or so, I have had this obsession with my heart rate and am constantly checking my pulse. I am highly anxious, which raises my pulse even more and I get scared I'm going to have a heart attack. I have suffered from panic attacks and this is NOT fun! This obsession is destroying my life and it is ALWAYS in the back on my mind. I don't know what fueled this, but it's just awful. My blood pressure is actually on the low side, but my resting pulse is always in the 90s, as I am constantly thinking "what if" and worrying about anything and everything. Has anyone else suffered from a health-related obsession? How can I get my life back? Please help!

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    Old 12-24-2004, 01:51 PM   #2
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    Re: Obsession Is Ruining My Life!

    probably hypochondria, our bodies work best if we ignore them, your body knows exactly what to do when you are asleep

    Old 12-25-2004, 03:48 PM   #3
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    You make a good point there. Thanks I have been a hypochondric most of my life, is there anything that can help with this condition? When I try and talk to my friends about my health worries they just shrug it off and think I'm ridiculous, seeing I'm only 21. Are you aware of any meds used to treat this condition, or do you think talking to someone would be more beneficial?

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