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Not letting the MRI cause anxiety.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

I refuse to become anxious about the MRI on April 25th. I am hoping that there is nothing physically wrong with my hearing. But if there is then I will get involved with an ear, nose and throat expert. Otherwise we can look at the medications that I take and see if they are causing the tinnitus.

I am a bit more stressed over my upcoming physical examination on May 7th. I am a bit worried about my blood pressure, my blood levels and weighing in. My last appointment I was 175 pounds. I would be happy if my weight in is below 165. I hope my HDL, LDL, cholesterol and triglycerides are all fine.
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    Good luck, and do your best not to worry about what "night" happen, lots of good quotes already given in these comments, take them to heart! A good book you may want to check out if you have anxiety problems is Dale Carnegies "How to Sop Worrying and Start Living" It's old, but has lots of useful advice. It helped me a lot with worry and anxiety.
    1785 days ago
    Get out and start walking! emoticon Walking has helped your numbers in the past. Your appointment is in a couple days so maybe won't make a difference now but in the long run you know it will. emoticon

    We're having nice weather and I'm itching to get moving. I have to wait another week per doctors orders but I plan on moving these legs & Emma's real soon.
    1786 days ago
    Definitely try to stay in the moment. I always liked this quote,
    "Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength." ~ Corrie Ten Boom

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    1787 days ago
    I love Marj's suggestions, Steven! It sounds like you have a clear picture of what's being done to investigate the tinnitus as well as the course(s) of action to be taken depending on the MRI results. If you're familiar with progressive relaxation techniques, you can use them while the test is being done. I've found that extremely helpful. In fact, one time I actually fell asleep in there!

    And you've done some proactive hard, successful work regarding your weight, so I think you can rest easy there. If anything is abnormal about the blood-lipid tests you mentioned, there's so much to correct them via diet and/or medication. Before I lost my weight, my triglycerides were slightly over 300 (high normal is 150). Losing weight and avoiding most processed foods - especially those with white flour or sugar, e.g., refined foods - got the number down to well below 150. You'd be amazed at what can be done!

    So there's reason for optimism; it's just a matter of getting through these tests, and you'll do fine with them!
    1787 days ago
    All the best on your physical and MRI. Try to fill your mind with other thoughts (think of something soothing) What really helps me when I get anxious about something and feel like I could have a panic attack....I think IN THE MOMENT. Look around you...what beauty surrounds you...think about a happy meeting with a friend or family. Just a couple of suggestions that might ease the anxiety. You have been doing great with overcoming the anxious moments...think about what is working for you that makes things easier for you. YOU WILL DO GREAT my friend.
    1787 days ago
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