I’m tired of worrying about my health. Every little pain/ache, my mind says it has to be a terminal illness/cancer, something life threatening... etc.
I convinced myself I had a brain tumor, MRI was clear.
Chest pains... heart issues. All tests clear.
Back pain... cervical cancer, Pap clear.
Calf pain... blood clot. Ultrasound clear
I’ve had a ton of blood work, all normal.
As of late rib aches and breasts aches on and off, convinced it’s breast cancer or some sort of cancer.
Looking at all of this as I type makes me feel like I’m crazy. I was never such a hypochondriac until after my second child... I’ve always dealt with anxiety but never has it affected me like this.
I’ve tried to ignore symptoms and my thoughts but they never disappear until a doctor reassures me,but I don’t want to run to the doctor for every symptom that pops up.
I’m at a loss as what I should do. I’ve seen a psychiatrist twice, I didn’t like him. Thinking of going to a psychologist next.
Any advice is appreciated or similar experiences with postpartum health anxiety.