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    An_222371 posted:
    My friend and I were in the library today and my friend's 2 year old son wandered off in a split second.. We found him near a shelf and there was a small trash can there and he was rummaging through it. There was a small can of soda and a coffee cup in it along with some papaers. My friend freaked out thinking he might have put the cup or can to his mouth. I tried to make her feel better but shes so freaked out. What can I tell het to make her feel better. It happens all the time with kids that age right?
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    Iocasta responded:
    You just posted about leaving the door open to the hotel room, so I would use the good counsel that you got from that post.
     
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    An_222372 replied to Iocasta's response:
    Didnt U just post  this about UR DD?
     
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    mommy5kiddos responded:
    You know your anon number is the same for every post? Plus the times you respond to those posts you don't always click anon. So we know you're making double posts. Either you have a severe anxiety problems or you're a troll. If you're just that worried seek help from your doctor.
     
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    HJK1127 responded:
    Yeah, appears to be the same story, small differences, posted by the same anon poster (same anon #).

    http://forums.webmd.com/3/parenting-4-5-year-olds-exchange/forum/2049?@guest @
     
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    momtotan replied to HJK1127's response:
    Yes I am the same person. This post I wrote on behalf of my friend. She had come with me to my house and I just logged in to share this to hear what you all have to say. Just to make her feel better. And yes I do have some anxiety now and then and worry about my DD. Thats why I come to this forum to make myself feel better. I just need to hear it from someone who may have gone through the same thing. Thats all. Sorry
     
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    mommy5kiddos replied to momtotan's response:
    So I'm confused the same thing happened to you both within a few days? That's very odd. I think you both need to play the lotto. Okay I'm making light of the situation. Sorry. But I seriously don't think there is a friend. This situation is VERY minor when you look at the big picture. As for the post about your daughter possibly walking out the door I don't get. It was an accident but you keep insisting that you're labeled careless. It was an accident. You're keep going back to the
    "what ifs" and how you should or shouldn't be labeled careless even though your daughter is okay. This level of anxiety isn't normal. You need to call your doctor and talk about this. I have anxiety problems myself so I'm not just making this up. Call your doctor tomorrow.
     
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    mommy5kiddos replied to mommy5kiddos's response:
    This is a direct quote from the Anon_149266 in the otehr post about her daughter getting sick.... "Thanks all. I have been just paranoid abt these things right from when she was like 2 when she had taken a cup or a bottle ( dont rememeber now ) out of a small waste basket at the library and put to her mouth." Is there still a friend or are you worrying about something from two years ago? I'm confused.
     
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    phoenix31674 replied to mommy5kiddos's response:
    I have to agree that you need to be evaluated about your anxiety based on the posts and replies to posts you have made here. Treatment can really help not only you, but the rest of your family.

    Germs are a normal part of life and unless your kid is playing with needles or licking open sores on strangers little to no harm is likely to come from it. and everyone makes mistakes from getting distracted and forgetting about the door or overreacting and yelling at a loved one. Like I said in the other post, my DD is quick about grabbing food that has fallen on any floor/ground and popping it in her mouth and she's never really been sick, just a couple of colds.

    You have better things to do then get worked up about the little stuff. You should be enjoy childhood.
    Me (36), DH (35), DD (3), DS (10/4/10) and a cat
     
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    mommy5kiddos replied to phoenix31674's response:
    I totally agree with the post above. I'm sorry if I sounded harsh with my other comments but I seriously think you need to talk to your doctor about anxiety. Like I wrote I have anxiety issues as well. After my third child was born I was having a very rough time. Anxiety attack after anxiety attack. I was worried about dying, being ill, or some other mystery illness. I ended up on medication for several months. I started taking it again after the twins were born but I found I didn't need it anymore. I still have some issues but not like I used too. So I'm not pulling this out of nowhere. You sound a lot like me a couple years ago. PLEASE seek help from your doctor.
     
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    An_222373 replied to mommy5kiddos's response:
    Yes...I agree with all of you. I do have serious anxiety issues...more like OCD...constantly checking stuff etc. This became more severe after my DD was born....When she was like 2 it resurfaced again. Whenever I tried to talk to DH he would just brush it off saying you need friends to talk to you. Being a SAHM and doing nothing I keep thinking of stuff sometimes dating months ago or years ago...esp when it comes to my DD. Lot of what ifs...and could she have or not? Thinking of mistakes I have done and blaming myself for it.

    This might sound really silly but giving you all an eg...In the hotel that we stayed, I was giving my DD a bath...I had the water running and I was giving her a bath using a bath mug ( shes afraid of showers )..didnt turn the water off. The water wasnt draining very well. She had water uptil her ankles the whole time I was giving her a bath till i turned the water off and took her off the bathtub. After a while the water had all drained completely. After a while the anxiety kicks in..like why I couldnt avoid the water standing in the bathtub...( I 'd tried the knobs...didnt work )what if she had fallen...drowned? things like that. Thats how severe it is and I dont know what to tell the doctor...these kind of silly stuff.?

    But I am not making up my friend. Just a coincidence. I know how it looks and sounds.
     
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    MrsWhiteCastle replied to An_222373's response:
    Tell your doctor the same things you told us. You could even print out your last post, and take it with you if that would help.

    I would make an appointment as soon as possible.
    Emily (5) Elizabeth (4)
     
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    mommy5kiddos replied to An_222373's response:
    Unless your husband is a medical doctor you shouldn't let him decide if you need help. No getting friends isn't going to help. You need to call your doctor. I would call now and make an appointment for as soon as you can. Like the other person mentioned print out your last post. I'm sorry you're going through this and I hope you can get help.
     
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    momtotan replied to mommy5kiddos's response:
    A PCP or psychatrist or psychologist?
     
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    mommy5kiddos replied to momtotan's response:
    Start with your PCP and they can refer you to someone. They may be able to go ahead and prescribe you meds in the mean time as well. That's what my doctor did. Your insurance may require a referral as well so I would just start with your PCP.


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