(Closed) Blood Tests and an Echocardiogram? Nervous rant

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@FreckledFox:  Jesus.  If you weren’t a hypochondriac before, that would definitely put one over the edge.  I am confused though.  My thyroid was checked just from my CBC, I didn’t need to get an ultrasound…elaborate on the reasoning.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Oh!  And I have been obsessed with my own ADHD self-diagnosis that my husband has finally tired of me discussing anything medical with him, even telling him my medication changes so he knows what’s going on in case my mood/behavior changes – I’m with you!!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@FreckledFox:  Oh my. Take a deep breath. Your doctor is just making sure to cover a variety of things to rule out the big things. I lost a ton of weight at one point and my doctor tested me for everything including thyroid problems, diabetes and leukemia.

Echocardiograms are not that bad. I had one when I was 14 to make sure I didn’t have a genetic disorder that my cousin died from at age 20.

Don’t sike yourself out. Sending tons of good thougths!!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Aww! I totally understand the anxiety. I just had an EKG done and I was freaking out the whole time. (They measured my blood pressure and heart rate right before and then after the test, and both of them were a lot higher before the test! Totally just anxiety.) Odds are, everything’s fine and your doctor is just being super thorough… which is a good thing! And you’ll feel much better after it’s all done. 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Those are all really standard tests, I wouldn’t worry too much about it. I just had all of them (except for the ultrasound) done myself due to a hypertension issue. Better to have a doctor that’s thorough than one who just thinks you’re crazy.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@FreckledFox:  Try not to worry!!!  I’ve had an echocardiogram and a thyroid ultrasound and they are both pretty harmless.  But I know how anxiety producing going to specialists and getting procedures done is.  Can you ask for an anti-anxiety pill during your visit to the doctor? That might help.  Also, treat yourself to a mani-pedi or a massage after the appointment.  That will give you something to look forward to and get your mind off the treatments.  Good luck!

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