I hope you are all well, and thank you so much for taking the time to read this post. I feel like this is going to end up a bit like a story hehe.
I’m 21, and have been suffering with bad health anxiety for a while now. I have good days and bad days, and feel like I’m starting to drive my friends, my family and my boyfriend crazy.
I do suffer with palpitations, have been checked multiple times and my heart it in great condition (I was even taken into hospital via ambulance once to find out I was ok - mortifying).
I have a fear of dying. It terrifies me and no matter what I have tried, I cannot get over it.
I find myself sobbing if I have a slight chest pain or feel dizzy thinking that I’m going to drop down.
My fears are heart issues, blood clots, strokes and at the moment the worst for me is cancer.
I get a wide range of symptoms such as, palpitations, pain in between my ribs and chest, pain in my shoulders (sharp stabbing pains), bad stomach pains, cramping in my legs, I become hysterical, jump out of my skin, the sides of my stomach and hips burn and I feel like I’m
Spiralling out of control.
I’m sorry if this is TMI- but I’ve been referred for an ultrasound in a weeks time and I have extremely painful, heavy and irregular periods. My last one was 2 months late, caused me pain 2 weeks before hand. So I now worry that I have some kind of cancer.
I know to a lot of people, this may seem really irrational, but I’m really suffering so any words of support or help I would really appreciate.
Best wishes to you all and I hope you are all safe and well in these uncertain times xx