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Health anxiety returns again

I’ve suffered with this for many years now almost 20 in fact...but what I can’t get my head around is how come I can go weeks or even months with no attack or feeling of dread and then boom it just comes out of nowhere my cheeks burn I get this feeling of dread in the pit of my stomach then I shake and go all hot because I think I’ve got something wrong with me like I’m terminally ill or something then I go to the dr he says it’s your anxiety then I’m reassured then go home and think well I’ve been a hyperchondriacfor so long what if I do have something and the dr don’t take me serious... this is so tough anyone else suffer this

Nat

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Just terrible especially when I’m home alone I have more time to think I’m trying to keep myself occupied at the minute but it’s not working at the minute

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It’s not just me then

Nat

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Yes have been for almost 20 years I’ve had health anxiety for almost 12 years but chronic depression and anxiety for 20...is it possible that my meds have stopped working after all these years....I start cbt on Monday so hopefully it will help with these episodes

Nat

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I know I’m looking forward to something new

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Same! I was doing so well and BOOM just before Christmas, the heart anxiety is back. Constantly worried I'm going to drop dead from some undetected heart condition. Had all the tests, most recently an X ray and blood tests - all clear. But I cant shake the feeling.

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Hi @mouse87

Thanks for the reply mines been niggling at me just before Christmas and is coming out more day by day again be glad when it calms down

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Yes, im always thinking why now suddenly does my anxiety start , i'm going through a bad run of anxiety but even when i'm calm / relaxed and doing something i enjoy it just suddenly starts like a switch is turned on.....even when not thinking about symptoms etc....on the plus side you had this for 20 years so maybe that proves nothing serious or things been missed and it is just anxiety....(so easy for me to say yet can't believe it within myself for me !!), i wish you well....

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Thanks so much I know that feeling I can give advice but can never take my own...thank you

Nat

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Hey Nat, I really know what you mean. Many of us fall into this. Take care buddy.

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Thanks so much my friend means a lot.

You take care honey

Nat

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My current health anxiety worry has been going on for the last three months, even though the dr has tried to reassure me that he thinks my symptoms are just down to anxiety.

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yes natz, it can take maney years to get somone to help you with a diagnoses.just like me

until you find out you are left in limbow,but take heart in the fact many others are in the same boat as you.

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Yep I get this also, face feels so hot to touch my cheeks are red/rose

Mine comes on from no where.

I don't have a temperature I've checked, but you would think so looking at me

Is that what yours is like?

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Identical to mine mine just comes out the blue too no explanation whatsoever

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Yeah, 😥it really sucks...so scary, especially when you're alone. Symptoms can intensify, your mind begins to ruminate, thinking the worst, your going to die, a feeling of impending doom. Health anxiety is horrible, please try your best to fight it, realize it's your thoughts (anxiety) taking over, don't let it win.. we're all stronger than that, or what we give ourselves credit for..learn to love yourself, be kind to yourself..this too, shall pass. And it will! Cheers.

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Thank you so much hollick

It’s horrible to live with hardest part is I know it’s my anxiety just convincing myself in the meantime when it occurs

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do you think you are having panic attacks?

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It’s possible dr says it is

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Did your doctor suggest a treatment plan?

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No my dr never does because I have health anxiety I feel sometimes my dr don’t take me serious enough

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I think you need a new doctor.

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Hi Nat...I don't have this problem...I'm so sorry you're going through this.

It's been a while since we chatted....how's the grandbaby doing? You are still in my heart.

Be kind to yourself today...give yourself a great big hug and make it shine today!

Dump trucks of love, peace, light, joy & hugs!

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Hi sweetie my grand baby is awesome just health anxiety playing up for a few days

Nat

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Tell it to leave you alone...strict orders from me!!!! Love you and here's a big hug for you!!!

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Thanks so very much babes love ya 2 xx

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