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cos I am.
my left upper thigh has been aching all day as if i've been doing loads of exercise and pulled a muscle but i literally never do any exercise and now i'm mildly worried about the fact that apparently i've managed to pull a muscle by doing nothing other than sitting down and occasionally walking very short distances and maybe i should perhaps consider doing some sort of exercise at some point, or alternatively i have some unspecified but deadly ailment that is causing the pain and i'm going to have to get my leg amputated.
thx for listening.
I get really sore thigh muscles from tensing so much in my sleep. I'd suggest a bit of light exercise like yoga or even just spending some time in a sauna doing a few stretches.
the uni gym doesn't appear to have actual yoga classes but there is something called 'stretch 2 harmony' (great name guys, good work) which i assume is some sort of yoga-esque amalgamation of different things?
I will at some point before my membership runs out
feel like it's probably still worth it to get one now though. £60 for five months is still cheaper than any other gym membership's ever gonna be, right?
it's bollocks but mine is linked into my OCD and yet to be diagnosed bi-polar nonsense. I'm seeing a mental health person soon so that'll sort it oot.
Anyway, on any given anxious day I'll have gone through several potentially fatal medical conditions.
I'm nowhere near as bad as I used to be. I think I've had it since I was at nursery (remember writing a goodbye letter to my parents cause I thought I was dying). I also never fully trust negative blood tests.
I even spent ages convinced I'd donated infected blood which had somehow bypassed their screening. That was when I realised I'd probably crossed the line into total batshit.
i'm ok apart from all my severe mental and physical problems lol
whilst I was going through a really rough period of anxiety. Not sure if this is typical of hypochondria but I knew exactly how irrational I was being and that I didn't actually have these diseases but for some reason I just couldn't keep the idea I was dying out of my mind.
Once I got a handle on the anxiety it pretty much went away. I still assume the worst case scenario everytime I get a bit ill but that's pretty much standard for me anyway.
cos my hypochondria goes away whenever i'm in a solid state of mind
there's no point getting officially diagnosed cos i wouldn't take the meds anyway
my periods are sometimes a bit irregular or surprisingly light so i'm constantly convinced that i might be pregnant, even though i never have unprotected sex and even when i haven't actually had sex for two or three months. it's all those terrible magazine stories about people getting phantom periods and not knowing they're pregnant at all for the ENTIRE PREGNANCY and then going to the toilet one day and BAM baby :'(
even though i know that's NOT HOW IT ACTUALLY WORKS. probably should never have watched alien.
She gave birth after Christmas lunch on the toilet.
my one (ONE) comfort was telling myself that those stories were probably either all total nonsense, or only true in the case of naive teenagers who had no grasp on the practicalities of sex and/or were forced into a state of psychological denial by teen pregnancy stigma.
but now i have no comforts. none.
It was 18 years after the previous child, so that probably explains quite a bit.
pregnancy paranoia and infertility paranoia
So I buy pregnancy tests in bulk and do them once a week or so. They cost pennies and it really puts my mind at rest.
My last two girlfriends would frequent say things like 'I'm worried I might be pregnant' and then list any number of symptoms including things like just being a bit tired.
Every time it would freak me the fuck out and I am sure it worried them too. I would often suggest something radical like a inexpensive way of finding out that would immediately improve our mental well-being - such as a pregnancy test. Both girlfriends would usually just meet this suggestion with a 'Meh, we'll see in a few days'.
that cost pennies
I buy them 30 at a time and they cost about 40p each.
they're just as good
now i'm getting ads for 'unplanned pregnancy advice' on facebook. CHEERS INTERNET.
which I'm really paranoid about, but surely at 21 it can't be anything serious, can it? I only notice it in some situations: after I've been walking fast with heavy luggage, or when I'm sleeping with something/someone in my arms and my chest is pressed against something. I'm worried it's to do with me drinking and smoking... I'm not a heavy smoker and I only drink 3/4 times a week, but I've recently been through quite a long period of bad stress and depression (I'm over it now :) ) in which I was doing smoking and drinking more than usual.
I'm also starting to get fearful of physical dangers, e.g. sometimes I fear that something from above could fall on me at any time, or something near me might explode. That's probably OCD-linked, which I also need to sort the f**k out.
don't worry, we're all nuts it seems. We just need to let each other know that it's 99% in our heads.
maybe go to your GP? I get short of breath and faint but I've been told its 'fine' and 'just anxiety'. Which is kinda annoying cause it's at times really difficult to do very everyday tasks like go for a walk without feeling dizzy and overwhelmed by the sound of traffic.
I say this all the time but mindfulness helps a lot of people and yeah no harm in giving it a try if you can get referred somewhere.
thinking every issue I had was a symptom of something more serious. I had some help with it, among other issues and I'm better, but I still worry sometimes when I get certain symptoms or new issues.
If I am sleeping with someone while on the pill, despite taking it 100% correctly I still am terrified of getting pregnant. Nobody ever uses condoms with me (I don't sleep with many people at all) I slept with someone only about 3 days after starting the pill for the first time when I was a lot younger.(you are not protected until 7 days, I was an idiot) A couple of weeks later, when I was still taking it, I had pain and a bit of flesh came out (this was while I was at a festival. Noice). This has never happened before or since so I think something had started growing. Sorry to all those who read that. Um, also I have slept with someone I liked for a couple hours without any protection whatsoever cos we both are fools, he was too drunk to come though so it's alright. D:
wut? like as a rule?
thats not the strangest quote in this post
I prefer condomless by a country mile anyway but most guys have got away with getting me drunk enough not to mention it. I am on the pill anyway and sleep with a spectacularly low number of people due to my own worries and neuroses more than anything else.
I mean we slept together for a couple hours. I knew him for a significantly longer time. Running away now :)
Just come out of a ltr, or on one occasion i was basically the first person they ever slept with. People like me who are a bit neurotic and have very few/nil previous partners I like.
If someone thought it was them. these people are all non dissers.
i worry that by the time i have someone i want to have a baby with all my eggs will have died or whatever and then i'll get turned down for an adoption or the adoption will go wrong somehow and then i'll be a lonely old woman and i'll die alone
and i'm a hypochondriac. i'm too scared to go to the doctor's about any actual health problems because i might find out i've got more health problems or at least catch norovirus while i'm there. i'm even too scared to go to the opticians in case there's something wrong with my eyes.
and i woke up at 2am worried about it, googled it and found out that's a really common symptom in people with HIV. i spent the next 4 hours mentally planning the rest of my HIV themed life. in the cold light of day my gf told me people under the weather can get them too. and then it went away.
i also find myself googling "can you get pregnant from precum" so much it autofills. even though i always pull out with AMPLE time.
this whole post was TMI to the extreme. thanks for listening.
lots of women have permanent sniffles. they don't actually do anything about it because they secretly enjoy the attention they get from always being 'ill'. probably something to do with the heaters always being on, though, and their shit diets.
Chelsea have gone.