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Health anxiety

I have health anxiety and it has gotten out of control.... I am constantly checking for symptoms.... Not eating well... Not sleeping right... I've been trying yoga and meditation... Not helping this week... Anyone else struggle with their Heath anxiety and if so what seems to help with coping for you?

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I have severe health anxiety as well

I know that sometimes nothing helps..

It helps me some to know I'm not alone in feeling this way.

And talking about it with people who understand is good too.

Hope your day gets better

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Thanks! It really does help to know other people go through it also.... My friends and family don't understand and get tired of me talking about it... Hope your day is great!

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I know exactly how you feel, some days the anxious feelings are so aggressive I cant even enjoy the things I used to love.

My loved ones are starting to get frustrated with my constant worry and complaining, its really effecting my life negatively.

Joining this website and talking to friends that are also experiencing the same path we are on is the most helpful thing for me.

I have also started listening to a podcast "the anxiety guy" he was also an extreme health anxiety sufferer and hearing him talk about his issues and the things he did to overcome them is a tremendous help.

I am always here to chat when you are experience a worrisome symptom or feeling and we can talk through it together.

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Thank you! It really does help to talk to others who understand!

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First off you are not alone! I struggle with all of this too, try taking a nice warm bath and light some candles and relax, give yourself a break! Have you tried aromatherapy? Or essential oil diffuser ? They work wonders

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I have tried it all! I do find lavender helps the most! I went to a local health food store this week and purchased this mix they made for stress. Sometimes I just feel nothing helps though... 😔

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I hear you! I have terrible health anxiety and it is utterly exhausting. My family have zero sympathy for me these days. My husband is very impatient with me now and it is making me feel so stupid. Case in point, I woke up with a very sore hip this morning and I decided within 5 minutes that it’s either bone cancer, a tumour in my bows causing deferred pain...blah, blah, blah. Before I’d even got in the shower, I was completely dibilitated with worry and fear. My husband ignored it. He texted me from work to tell me about his day so far and hasn’t mentioned it.

It’s a lonely place, and I’m here if you need to talk, x

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I feel that way all the time! I hate that you also have those thoughts! It really consumes me most days.... I'm am also here if you ever need to talk! Finding people who really understand has been making a huge difference!

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Thanks ❤️. I’m feeling really sorry for myself today. I’m in full retreat mode! I’ve been sleeping on and off all day, because I just don’t have the energy to cope with how anxious I am 😕

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I did that the last two days! This is so far the first day I’ve been up and functioning well. Sometimes we need a day or so to reboot!

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Hi. I have severe health anxiety too. Nobody understand me either and everyone is losing their patience with me. But I can't help it. I am currently convinced I have esophagus cancer and experiencing all symptoms. But feel too embarrassed to go for an endoscopy as I have had various checks done for other diseases. Although this time I think it is for 'real'. I am sorry that all you lovely people suffer from health anxiety too. It sucks big time!!

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I'm sorry that you are feeling this way! I understand better than anyone! My newest is a weird tingling and twitch in my cheek that I have decided is a brain tumor.... 😔 It never seems to end for me... One symptom for a bit then another one.... My friends and family are pretty frustrated in me also. I'm here to talk anytime! Just pm me if you need to!!! Hope you find some answers!

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Hope you are feeling better xx

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