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Health anxiety is back full force

Ashleyp
Ashleyp

I'm here today for comfort. My health anxiety has got me full force again... then I googled. All started from sitting in an uncomfortable way in a metal chair... sciatica nerve type pain... ( ibuprofen makes it go away) today my anxiety went full force. I googled and convinced myself I have some type of cancer or tumors. I'm so scared... my rock aka husband is at work and he is my calm. Worst panic attack I've had in so long. Yall I'm scared, I'm overwhelmed and I just need a lending ear

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I am right there with you today Ashleyp. I have a lot going on right now and out of nowhere came this stupid sensation that I loathe, and is one of my top 2 for fear inducing. I’m still feeling tensed and worked up. I keep telling myself to take some deep breaths and let it pass. It will all be ok. You are ok. Everything is fine.

Ashleyp
Ashleyp in reply to Krn210

Exactly it was like all the recent stress seemed to trigger it then BOOM full blown panic attack... convinced myself of spinal cancer.. just horrible. Sobbing uncontrollably

Krn210
Krn210 in reply to Ashleyp

☹️ I am sorry. I have fallen down that rabbit hole many times. I’ve convinced myself that I had so many things. As hard as it is at first, it’s best to stay off of Google. I know easier said than done. As for today, things can only get better from here. Try some distraction. You are not alone. If the pain keeps up and you’re still just as anxious about it, it wouldn’t hurt to talk with your Doctor about it.

im here. i get health anxiety too. its ramped up after upping my dose of zoloft. google is the worst. ive made a real effort to avoid it. it only makes things worse.

Ashleyp
Ashleyp in reply to Rilo7268

Google fueld my anxiety today... brought me down so low

Rilo7268
Rilo7268 in reply to Ashleyp

its really the worst. even if you go on innocently enough because you want to know about something it just goes down a rabbit hole. i have anxiety about my heart and ive googled so much and seen so many obscure things. it definitely makes an impact on your subconscious.

Ashleyp
Ashleyp in reply to Rilo7268

I understand 100%. I googled so much nonsense today... I'm at the point idk if I have manifested the pain/ache... it's so hard and a struggle. I'm a mom 3 littles and I hate when they see me at my lowest points and today is low

Rilo7268
Rilo7268 in reply to Ashleyp

im a stay at home mom with 2. when im anxious i get short tempered with them. my husband has been off and goes back wednesday. im dreading it.

Ashleyp
Ashleyp in reply to Rilo7268

Mine works all the time as well. I hate feeling like this

Rilo7268
Rilo7268 in reply to Ashleyp

it sucks. every ache or pain sends me into a panic. i feel like getting a babysitter for me so i can have someone sit with me all day.

I am feeling exactly the same as you. My health anxiety has been good for quite a few months and i thought maybe i had turned a corner but it has come back with a vengance. It is like a match being lit. The panic just hits you full force. My daughter has complained of a pain in her leg and thats it im in a full blown panic attack thinking its the worst when i know subconsciously its probably muscle pain. I have convinced myself i have had so many types of cancer over the years and all my aches and pains go away eventually but when you are in the middle of a panic attack it makes the symptoms worse. Big hugs

I do the same thing. I work myself up and get so scared. I’m always thinking I have something so seriously wrong with me. I want it to stop. I’m so scared.

Ashleyp
Ashleyp in reply to Bellamafia

horrible!then today I wake up get my coffee and my mind ...I'm trying to keep it all at bay. No pain and I dont want to manifest it up

thank you for sharing. I'm so sorry your having a hard day. I really needed to read this tonight to know that I'm not alone. I have been struggling with the physical symptoms today. I learned to stay off of Google because it makes me think the worst and I can do that all I'm my own. stay strong, you got this!

Ok so I literally had a nervous break down. It was awful. I've been M.I.A.... I want to start saying I dont promote sell ect.. my husband told me cbd oil is what he wanted me to try. Yall 3 days and I have never been so calm in my life. It's the first relief I've had in 20 years. The other day was the worse anxiety panic attack I've had in so long. He brought this home and o cant shout how much its helped me. I was skeptical but I feel so clear headed for once. No fear, worries, or obsessive worrying. Its helped me and my health anxiety is HORRIBLE and crippling for me

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