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Health anxiety is driving me crazy!!

Hi i just wanted to speak to others with health anxiety as I'm really struggling with it at the moment and I'm feeling very alone. It always helps me talking to others with the same problem x

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I have horrible health anxiety!

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I have this too!!

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i hate it!! The variety of health issues I've been either worried or worrying about are all cancer related. I have to live with daily negative thoughts about having cancer and dying, this leads to anxiety attacks. Recently my biggest worry is brain tumour. It all started when i had a slight headache and googled it... came up with the worst. From then on I kept thinking about it and making myself think i had a headache. I had no other symptoms except for feeling nervous (due to worrying about it). Everything that happens to me or my body I always think it's the worst thing possible... ive also thought i was going to have a heart attack etc. it just sucks. I'm sorry you have to go through it as well as im having a very hard time with it. best of luck! x

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It's always better to know u are not alone especially when people around u don't understand. Sorry to hear u are struggling too! Im the same at the moment thinking I have all illness mostly the brain tumor from headaches it's strange it's more like a sensation in my head only on my left side but it's constant and totally freaking me out! Maybe i am just imagining it i dont even know!! I've also been getting neck pains and earache it sounds so silly doesn't it makes me feel crazy at times! This is the worst I've ever felt and I'm really struggling especially with having 2 kids to look after. I went to see my Gp last week and she didnt help at all. I know i need someone to talk to but going through my GP for counselling or CBT takes about a year and i dont think i could make it through any more weeks never mind a year x

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right i completely understand what you're saying and I'm struggling with the exact same thing. I was told before that if you are experiencing seizures, vision problems or vomiting than you could start worrying but if not, you shouldnt stress over it too much as it could simply just be the anxiety causing it. I wish you the best with it anyways. I’m trying to see a doctor. ill tell you how it goes !! x

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Yeah it's so hard to get rid of the thoughts though isn't it. I'm feeling so fed up! It probably is just anxiety as it can cause so many different pains. Let me know how u get on at the doctors x

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will do! and yes that's my main issue. The daily thoughts about thinking I have something terribly wrong with me. Fed up as well!

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I kind of had it the other way round to you. I didn't feel well with things and saw my GP. I figured I would be reassured it was minor things but it was the doc that sent me for scans and tests for more serious things from stroke to cervical cancer. They must do this to rule out things I suppose. results showed all serious things were ruled out. I still suffer with anxiety and panic attacks and chest tightness when I go for a walk. Anxiety is notice easy to live with.

Glad we have this forum to see how others cope.

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I'm going through the same thing, & mine's really bad. May I ask how old you are?

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Hi yeah it's hard isn't it! I'm going on 26 how old are u? x

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I'm only 14, I feel for you x

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Yup, I get head spasms, involuntary jaw movement, all types of stuff cause of my tense scalp and facial muscles. It's all related to my tmj being tense cause I clench without knowing. My credit score was a 780 before I developed health anxiety. It sucks

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Please see my most recent post.

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