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OCD and health anxiety

AnxiousGal
AnxiousGal
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Has anyone on here suffer from OCD and health anxiety? Sometimes I just want to give up but I just don't have the ability too.

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Hi anxiousgal, I'm sorry your feeling like this, but I think I know what you mean for me it's like my body wants to give up, but my mind won't let me, which results in being absolutely exhausted. Then I get really frustrated at my family because they say you need to take care of yourself and slow down! ha if only eh? I feel like they can never fully understand the absolute turmoil on a daily basis, it's a constant battle!

I hope you find a little peace

Eva x

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AnxiousGal
AnxiousGal
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I'm trying to take control of my own mind but it's so hard

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dameinlee94

I deal with health anxiety , I'm constantly thinking I'm dieing from something and all the symptoms I get is crazy from burping so much too being nauseated and feeling fatigued and just tired all the damn time.. I always thin I have cancer and my left side has been hurting for about 8 months and I think its something terminal everyday its a struggle but you gotta remember that its in our head and thats it… leave it at that you can beat this I promise you just gotta stay strong and positive , Ill be praying for you

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AnxiousGal

Thank you so much for these kind words. These type of comments eases my mind and makes everything so much better thank you for praying. I really appreciate that. I know I need it.

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Hi

These I would say have always been the two main things with my anxiety

The HA triggers the OCD for me when it started & because I would be worried about my health the OCD would tell me I had to do this or that or something bad would happen to me

The sensible side of my head knows this is a load of rubbish but the pattern of thinking that over the years I got into just escalated the OCD & anxiety

Back then you wasn't free to talk about these things they would have locked you up & thrown the key away & even though I understand things more now I have only just asked for help with it all !

Get some support if you are not already or even if you have had some ask for more !

You are not on your own with this & I do know how you feel , some days I could scream & have done , feels like a battle at times but with support it is one you can win

I can be better than I used to be so with help I know it will get even better :-)

Love

whywhy

xxx

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AnxiousGal
AnxiousGal
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Thank you so much I really needed these kind words. I'm trying to live life a day at a time but some days I just wish it goes by faster because of how crappy I feel

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charles

Yes I have and its not nice. Every new symptom causes you to freak out. You think the worst and you google and it makes you feel even worse as it points to you. Yet when you go to the Gp he says you healthy. This really gets me as well .you not alone

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AnxiousGal
AnxiousGal
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Like I'm going through a rough health anxiety now. It was so bad that I kept saying my boyfriend had something and I told him to get tested and everything and he said he will but I kept pushing it and now he is my ex all because of my health anxiety. It's bad. I just want to be normal again.

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porkicecream

I have been there in that exact same situation as yourself. I do meditation everyday to help and am also into a thing called ASMR, look it up and see what you think. x

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Hi porkicecream

Nice to see a new member on here & would just like to say

Welcome :-)

xxx

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porkicecream
porkicecream
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Thank you :-)

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charles

I feel like i am going insane at times. We somehow live in guilt of our past but we need to realise that we more than conquerers . I pray everyday for God to do a miracle in my life. When we talk positive we will become whole again. Praying for you ,me and the rest. Remember God is our creator and in control

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AnxiousGal
AnxiousGal
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Thank you so much. I'm trying to make myself whole again. But it is really hard. I just can't stop thinking oh my lymph nodes are swollen then that means I have an disease. It's so hard to make yourself believe that you don't have anything but your mind is telling you different.

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porkicecream

Hi Anxious Gal, I have suffered all my life with OCD and anxiety. The anxiety has become much worse as I have got older. I have always put it down to being creative and having an over active mind but it runs much deeper than that. I too have health anxiety problems and I don't know which is the root cause of what ever problem I am having at that time. For example, did my vertigo attack last week cause my anxiety and funny woozy head feeling this week or was it the other way round. I just feel at a loss when it hits hard and frightened to return to the doctor in case they think I am crazy. I find it difficult to talk to family because I feel like the boy who cried wolf far too often. I joined this site to try and seek out others going through the same turmoil as myself. I always feel so alone, I wish you well and hope what I have said makes you feel better . x

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Megan1997

I suffer with both

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1eeee1

for me its just constant self loathing moments, i hate myself for being anxious all the time and being too afraid to do anything so my ocd acts up and i start slowly hating myself and so its kind of like a bipolar disorder, one of my disorders is anxiety so i'm allways nervous, stressed and the other one is ocd so i want myself to be perfect but i'm not, i always make mistakes just like any other human lmao but my ocd really hates it.. it drives me mad

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