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Severe Health Anxiety

I was diagnosed with GAD in 2016, but since then it has developed into a severe health anxiety/OCD/Hypochondria. I was wondering if anyone else on here has these issues. My main problem that I can't seem to get an answer to is how do I know when there's something really wrong with me or if it's just the anxiety? This is what mostly gives me the anxiety about my health. I went to the hospital before and nothing was wrong. I just came out feeling really stupid.

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hi, yes i can identify with your worry. do you know what started your health anxiety?

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I also have health anxiety amoungst others (generalized anxiety, depression, PTSD, panic/hyperventilation syndrome) I find myself doing the same thing, countless trips to doctors and the ER just to be told there is absolutely nothing wrong with me. Its like a never ending battle you either are battling with yourself if something is wrong or you go and walk out feeling horrible about yourself because once again you overreacted.

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I can help you. I have the aforementioned diagnosis’s mentioned above. I’m not perfect but i had to deal with panic disorder accompanied with agoraphobia, GAD, OCD, and health anxiety oh wait depression too! Ha I had to experience those things in kindergarten (I’m now 26 and moved away from home, which was houston, tx and am now living in Los Angeles, CA and still figuring stuff out. I could write everything f on here but i am going to enjoy the rest of this drive. You should DM me. Based on what i read just seeing or reading what i will write to you I’d you message me that is, you’ll see me giving you a brief summary of my experience dealing with those said diagnosis’s and you’ll feel so much better when I’m describing it they way you would describe it. That’s ehat helped me the most. Knowing someone else could actually connect and understand omg other people do have almost the same thing as me omg. Idk i get relief out of k owing that so i feel like i can assume others do too. I can relate i have so many resources and tools for you to try if you’re looking for ideas or resources to deal with life in a way you are capable of. Much love. Sending positive vibes your way!

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Kirby lynn

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I can relate. Last year I dealt with a health scare that thank God I overcame with his help and I’m in perfect health. However, I still have that phobia of something being wrong, that anxiety that doesn’t seem to want to leave. I’ve been to the hospital a couple of times in recent months and every time, all is in perfect order but in my mind, I’m dying. It’s horrible so I understand. I thought I was alone in this type of anxiety. Let’s us 🙏🏽 more and ask the Lord to take the wheel.

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