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Can’t sleep for thinking of other diseases

Discussion in 'Diabetes Complications' started by Deborah 85, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. Deborah 85

    Deborah 85 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    hey,
    I have no idea if anyone else has fears of developing heart disease or any other disease this condition brings, for me, I sometimes lay away at night and think I’m going to have a heart attack in the middle of the night or if I have a sore left upper arm I think this is it it’s happening, I have a constant fear this will happen. Doesanyone else have these thoughts or is it just me? X
     
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  2. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Hi @Deborah 85

    Sorry to hear about this. Are you having symptoms that trigger the sleepless nights, or is this something that’s worrying you more generally? In either case it might be as well to have a chat with your GP to see if they can help.
     
  3. Deborah 85

    Deborah 85 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hiya,
    No not having any symptoms I’m just constantly worried that I’m going to end up having a heart attack ir that something is wrong with my heart. I have a GP appointment in a few weeks but in general it scares me.
     
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  4. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    It sounds like some form of anxiety - talk it through with your GP at the appointment so they can make an informed judgement.
     
  5. Metabolism_Boss

    Metabolism_Boss Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Very sorry to hear this. I think we all have these fears to some extent. For example my own fear is Alzeimer's disease. When I can't recall the name of someone I know well or I do something really stupid, like search for a shoe I actually have in my hand - is it absent-mindedness or something more sinister? However, your anxiety seems to be greater than transient fears and talking to your GP about them is a sensible step.
     
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    JAT1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Do the best you can; don't worry about the rest.
     
  7. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Are you in good control of your diabetes or is it controlling you? If it’s the latter it may be fuelling your anxiety. If control isn’t great how about being proactive by reducing numbers, then the risks are greatly reduced. You have that power. So much fear is created by the stats often quoted but they apply to badly controlled/undiagnosed diabetics in the main. Please chat to your dr but always keep reminding yourself that good control = lower risks.

    And to be honest almost everyone has some form of risk of something. It’s about finding a way to keep that in perspective that works for you. Other areas of stress and worry in life can also leak over into health anxiety too. If that’s the case can you address those?
     
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    no even though i do have other things which mean i have greater chance of heart attack. However I do worry about leg amputations and diabetes!!!
     
  9. Mike Sixx

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    I am pretty sure there will by symptoms. I been told by by my doctors that the nerves in feet and toes are first to go, then eyes. You would have serious vascular problems problems in your feet. So the heart is not first to go.
     
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