Posted by Cindy on May 16, 2002:
In Reply to: I work in health care too... posted by Brook on May 16, 2002:
>> Cindy, >> I work in healthcare too. Surgery. It is an awful place to be with OCD. >> Ignorance is bliss, you are right there! My OCD is often centered around illness. Specifically HIV or Hepatitis. Every symptom I have in my every day life from a hangnail to a headache "must be it" It can be very disturbing. I am currently taking effexor, as well as going to counseling twice a week. >> The most difficult part of working in healthcare is that it's my job that gives me panic attatcks, and my job that supports my life financialy...can't win!
Dear Brooke, Thanks for responding. This is truly driving me insane. Every injections or dressing change leaves me with the overwhelming thoughts of "what if"...any symptom I have I think it is derived from HIV...Oh i have blister...thats it i know its a sign!!! I guess we are in this stuggle together...lol. At least you know you are not alone! -cindy