New and seeking some relief

I am a 2 time cancer survivor and long time anxiety patient....I have had myself in the casket more times than i care to admit. Every doctor visit is a major ordeal and i am petrified of any tests that someone wants to order. Some people tell me that they know what i'm going through but they don't have a clue what i'm going through. Some one with the same problems would be nice to talk to.

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  • I don't know what you're going through completely but I'm sure lots of others here do and they will reply. I did have uterine cancer but we caught it very early and escaped with minimal treatment, but not with all of my parts. I still have what I need but it took me a long time to be okay with that and even anonymously im still reticent. Anyhow my best friend is a two-time cancer survivor in just the last year! She has drifted from me as a result and it hurts but I understand. Maybe a more Anonymous forum like this would be of help. We both suffer from anxiety even before this. Im glad you're here and able to discuss. I think in society the stigma is gone but sometimes it's not so easy in our minds. I believe you will find a lot of friends here.

  • Thank you so much for just replying

  • You're describing health anxiety...something that's very common with anxious people. You seem to have too much anxiety for normal day-to-day living. Are you seeing a psychiatrist for this anxiety? You may well need medicine to tone this down for you. And you need a good counselor to help you deal with your anxiety regarding medical problems and appointments and with the anxiety in general. Right now your anxiety is running your life, but with the appropriate treatment it doesn't have to be that way. I have GAD---generalized anxiety disorder-- but I'm treated and the anxiety is under control. I don't worry or have anxiety running my life. Why not do the same for yourself?

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