I have had anxiety for about 11 years now, I am sure its just your anxiety. People get scratched by cats all the time. Your mom even said so. The hormons you are 17.... I would say thats pretty normal. Can cats even give you rabies?? I don't know... I have been scratched by plently of cats running around the neighbor hood trying to catch them when I was little. Your mom is thinking logical and telling you, you are ok you have to believe her.
plus the cat had it shots 4 to 5 years ago!
you think so? im just really worried im sick of this all. also all day today iv had a sour taste in mouth and i looked it up and i guess if you have heartburn and gerd you can have a sour mouth? also i have seasonal allergies to pollen and to dogs and cats and i remember waking up last night in the middle of the night with a stuffed up nose and then went back to sleep so do you think maybe mucus accumulated in my throat from post nasal drip?
Anxiety can cause MANY symptoms I have had it for 10 or so years. I have been CONVINCED i was sick, my mom said I was ok. I went to the docotors anyways.. what do you know she was right. I was fine. It was my anxiety taking over. Are you on any medication? you don't have to answer. I personally am and it does help. (prozac). Try deep breathing, Heres a story for you too. My girlfriend just got a cat, was previously found in the garbage, running around the streets. The cat scratches everybody! And I don't know if a cats claw can give you rabies.. it has scratched your mom and sister they are fine!
you have a cat and you are allergic to cats... I bet that can also give you symptoms. Try not to look stuff up on the internet.. It will keep your mind racing on the topic and not help your anxiety at all. You need to get your mind off the topic.
thank you man that really helps and no im not on any meds i dont consider my anxiety very severe enough to where i want to pursue treatment with meds but perhaps if it were to get horrifically out of control then I guess that would be my only other option but I keep a good confidence level of not letting my anxiety get that bad. it used to never be bad in my life until last year sophomore year in high school I went on ADHD med "Vyvanse". I started at 18 mg the lowest dose, and then worked my way up to 60 mg throughout 2 to 3 months or so. Once I started to get huge mood swings and withdrawals from the stimulant, I wanted to just deal with my adhd on my own, I was taken off meds. A while after that i started to get very anxious and "bored" of life because meds made me feel amazing and made it seem like i was invincible and it was a great feeling. i was so used to that feeling that i had to re adjust to normal level life. I would say im 70% there now with back to feeling normal but I still clearly remember how good life was on the meds. I assume its just going to take time but my anxiety's also increasingly better since iv been taken off meds. Im WAY better than I was at first now its just simple health related fears that triggers me easily but I am getting better at controling it. Sorry to take your time to read my story but yeah thats what started me with anxiety. Hopefully its just the meds that got the best of me and soon in the comming years as I grow older my anxiety will increasingly diminish.
P.S Thank you for your help and knowledge it inspires me to hear from someone else who also suffers from anxiety.