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Does anyone else have really bad health anxiety?

I have really bad health anxiety and nothing will change my mind on if I have a disease or not. I dream about it. I keep seeing signs everywhere saying that I have that specific disease. It really sucks. It's getting to my relationship and making it hard.

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Hello,

Yes I do, I use to be really bad,I would google every time which just made it worse!

There are a few of us on here like that....we've got a google ban on!! If feel the urge we come on here. The trick is to try and slow your mind down.. I use Mindfulness which you can find on line . It focus on the present but at the same slowing the mind and inner being to a pace where you can think and be rational. I also use an app on my phone called calm.com which is really good to relax you. Another good one is called head couch:)

Hope that helps... Keep talking on here... It really does help:) xx

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I'm trying to ignore the thoughts but it's like it's everywhere. Like signs are everywhere saying I have it.

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It's the anxiety and the negative thoughts that make you believe this. This is where mindfulness comes in handy. You need to try and ignore the negatives and focus on the positives.. Try and do this in little steps.. Maybe write down your positives and focus on them. You will get there:) x

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Yup - long term health anxiety sufferer.

It's a terrible way to be always checking yourself and thinking about every ache and pain.

Google is the devil as far as health anxiety is concerned but we all slip and do it now and then.

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I have had it on and off for almost 40 years. I have it really bad at the moment. Nothing I have had seems to make me feel any better. Take care

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Thank you all so much. I really needed this convo. I'm trying to get over it. This new disease I'm obsessing over is ruining my relationship.

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I have Health Anxiety, its awful! Had it for a year now...

I have been through thinking I have, Bowel Cancer, MS, A Brain Tumour, Stroke, Heart Problems...

And I wonder why I feel ill!

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Hi yes, I have health anxiety Iam getting there slowly but it's horrible. I get real symptoms and truly believe at times Iam ill or something bad is going to happen. I suffer palpitations and that made me obsessed withy heart. I under went test has there is a family history but turns out the palps are eptopics and the small change on my ECG was normal fir me. I am trying to be so positive but I won't lie its hard as I think oh what if they got it wrong ect. I would recommend a book Iam reading understanding health anxiety it really relates to health anxiety and has some tasks to for u too do xxxx

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Thanks for replying. Now I'm obsessed with HIV and I think I might have it but I had 2 test done and I'm pressuring my boyfriend to get tested and I know he doesn't have it and I know I don't have it, it's just like something in my head that says different. It's really annoying. I'm going to see my gyno tomorrow because I think I'm pregnant but here's the catch, I'm on birth control that's 99.9% effective. This health anxiety and OCD is really messing with my relationship.

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Do u get physical symptoms? X

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Nope. When I get a cough I say that's a symptom of HIV and then I research and research for hours but I know I don't have it but the health anxiety says different

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I suffer too and only joined last week it drives me mad every little ache and pain i worry about my hang up is Cancer since i lost my mum to it im going to try all these apps andbooks myself x

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I really just feel terrible all the time probably worse then you guys my anxiety is everywhere I go and it has made me into a timid person wich I use to not be 4 yrs ago and now it has affected me socially,physically,mentally,emotionally and its everywhere everyday ive had it for 4 yrs already and cant get rid of it

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Hello

Yes I unfortunately suffer with the devil that's health anxiety, generalized anxiety.

I currently have tightness/pressure in my nose/head and have had it a few days, but I'm literally obsessing over it, google, thinking and thinking asking my mum, boyfriend, WORK COLLEAGUES' what they think it is just for reassurance.

I'm going crazy, can't sleep, looking up remedies and it could just be a simple sinus problem/cold,

Please help

Xx

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Its tension headaches. I get them to.

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Hi,

I am also suffering from same thing I keep on googleing all the time about my symptoms, My life has become so stressful these days I always think about it 24*7 I got all the checkups everything done nothing came Still I have this feeling cnt sleepat night .

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Hi I have such bad anxiety my mind can not rest it's racing and matter how I try it won't stop we all need peace from it

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I too have really bad Health anxiety, I obsess over every ache and pain I have, making it 100 times worse, then I constantly Google trying to find out what it is, for Google to then tell me I'm either dying or have an incurable disease! Visious circle.

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I also suffer from severe health anxiety and panic disorder it's debilitating. Stay strong I have had it for almost 3yrs and still hanging in there.

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