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How can I stop worrying and live the present? having ocd and anxiety over medicines.

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by stevow7, Apr 22, 2022.

  1. stevow7

    stevow7 Well known member

    I have a microadenoma on my brain which is a tumor. The thing is, suppostly SSRIS increases prolactin which can actually trigger the micro adenoma to grow and release more prolactin? idk if this can be a case, but I wonder what do you guys think?

    I have an appointment next friday and im worried.

    How can I live the moment and stop worrying?
  2. Cap'n Spanky

    Cap'n Spanky Well known member

    Hi @stevow7

    So sorry to hear about your microadenoma! If you already tried it, mindfulness meditation can really help reduce the fight-or-flight reaction and anxiety associated with worry.

    It's not that you stop having the worrying thoughts, but rather you turn down the temperature by observing them from a more impartial place. You begin to realize they are just thoughts and they come and go like the clouds in the sky. You don't have to own them.

    I particularly like Dianna Winstons guided meditations at https://www.uclahealth.org/marc/meditation-at-the-hammer (Drop-in Meditations (Hammer Podcast) - UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center - Los Angeles, CA)

    Best of luck to you!
  3. BloodMoon

    BloodMoon Beloved Grand Eagle

    I've got a (so far benign but growing) tumour on my spine in a place where it would be a very difficult and major surgery if it were to have to be removed. What I do and what works for me, is that when I notice worrying thoughts about it come up, I tell my brain "no thank you" and I keep doing that until I can entirely focus on something else that I'm doing or that's going on in my life that's good or okay (it takes determination to do this - as the brain likes to stick on to fearful thoughts like velcro - but I find it usually doesn't take too long, if you're persistent). Something I also have done regarding my tumour is to read up about it as much as possible so that nothing much has come out of left field to surprise me, and to write down my questions for my appointments with specialists in advance, which gets them off my mind, rather than them going around and around and around in my head...I do appreciate though that this is not for everyone - particularly for those who tend to dwell on worst case scenarios - but for me it has worked to help me cope.

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