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Anxiety is taking over my life

Hi, I am 18 years old and a senior in high school. I've never been an extremely anxious person until last summer, I then started my senior year of high school and now I am anxious 24/7. I barely can get up everyday bc its pushing me down. I developed new symptoms everyday more and more "health related" but I end up fine. Recently I've focused a lot on my breathing and heart and I have tried everything to stop but I can't. I'm extremely desperate for help and advice. I cannot afford a doctor at the moment also which is a big problem too. Anything might help. Thank you for your time.

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Hi there. I too suffer from health anxiety so I know exactly how you feel and how very scary it can be. I've started back in counseling this year and doing alot of work on coping methods, positive thinking!

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I try my best to always stay positive, but it's very hard sometimes. I'm sorry you suffer too.

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You may be having these symptoms, but to be honest, the only thing that is wrong is that you’re CARING about the symptoms. If a doctor tells you you’re fine, multiple in fact, then you are fine. You have to not care about the symptoms. I know that sounds crazy. But I had to do that myself. If you feel a “symptom”, don’t even worry about it. I know that’s hard, but that’s the only way you can cure health anxiety. Take it from me, I feel so much better and all my anxiety is gone.

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Thank you so much for the advice

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