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Feeling Lost and Alone with Hypochondria

Hey there, I’m just feeling completely alone right now, just in bed and I don’t have the energy to do much other than sleep. I’ll probably take a zzquil soon. I just have this horrible feeling of loneliness, yet I don’t want to take the opportunities I have to not be alone because I’m so depressed. I’m not really sure what to do about it.

I also have really bad hypochondria and I’m convinced i have brain cancer. My anxiety is perpetuating my symptoms even more I think, it’s a constant battle. I guess I don’t expect solutions, I don’t know what I’m looking for, but I just wanted to share.

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ItsOkay_ I'm glad you are sharing that with someone. No one should suffer in silence. The forum is a safe place to reach out to because we understand what it's like. You are never alone on this forum. There is not one thing that we feel that someone else hasn't as well. There are just so many symptoms for anxiety as well as depression and then it goes around again until it completes this circle of fear.

Your symptoms definitely sound like severe depression which needs to be addressed professionally. We can support you and comfort you but other than relating our own experiences, we cannot treat you. Only a doctor or therapist can address the issues making you feel so bad.

I can tell you this, lying in bed with no energy to do much else but sleep, keeps perpetuating itself the longer you do that. Also why would you take Zzquil soon? It does nothing but dope you up when you are already feeling down.

When hypochondria goes on for a long time, it causes more anxiety as you are seeing and more anxiety is causing severe depression over the whole thing. It's a never ending cycle which needs to be broke.

There are solutions that a therapist can share with you to get you back on your feet and functioning once again. You won't feel better until that happens. Take that first step forward and set up an appointment with a professional. Let us know and we will stand behind you helping you with each step you take forward. We all care about each other. xx

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Thank you so much for the support. I really appreciate it, and I’ll start by saying you’re absolutely right. I need to seek professional help, I don’t expect this forum to be that, I just like talking to other people that have similar issues, I’ve found it helps me.

I think I lay in bed because my hypochondria keeps me so afraid I don’t know what else to do. I have a job I hate that gives me a lot of anxiety so I sit in bed dreading the morning. I cry thinking about having to go. I take zzquil because it calms me and helps me sleep, it’s not a regular thing. I ended up taking Advil pm because I get really bad headaches.

I’ve tried therapy in the past and found it helpful, but I stopped going because of cost and my hypochondria usually keeps my behavior erratic and I stopped going. I should try to go back.

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