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Health Anxiety/ need support please

Hi everyone,

I am struggling so much. I can’t accept the fact that all my symptoms are anxiety. I go back and forth day in and day out. I will go on and look up my symptoms and just literally freak myself out. I just want something to help. I feel like I’m going crazy. If I see a new scratch or a new freckle, I literally convince myself it’s the C word. I just don’t know how to stop. I’m so far into this thing and I just need help. Anyone have advice please help!

My symptoms are:

Occasional dizziness

Eye spots

Constant tiredness and fatigue

Body weakness

Heart racing

Jittery/tremors

Body aches and pains

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I would see your doctor not because I think you have anything wrong. I'm sure it's anxiety, but if you have a doctor tell you you're fine, that's the 1st step in accepting that it's just anxiety. From there I suggest you get into therapy and/or try medication. Don't torture yourself any longer than you need to.

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I have done that and I’m still scared:/ and I was prescribed Setraline, and I am just scared to take it. I always want to do this on my own. And I just feel like giving up.

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Hi, sorry to hear you’re struggling - I’m in the same boat with many more symptoms on top but I’m aware I have health anxiety but it’s a daily fight as the symptoms just aren’t going away. I was on Sertraline in the past, I’m thinking about going back on them but like you I have been trying to do this on my own, but maybe now is time for me to go back on them, they did seem to work in the past. I wish you well.

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Thank you! I appreciate your time. I hope that we are all able to get over this challenge. What other symptoms do you get?

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I’m sure we can ! Weird dizzy pins and needles type feeling in brain / loads of IBS type symptoms / pins and needles in legs / head aches / brain trance feeling / low feeling / reflux / chest palpitations

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As someone who was terrified to take medication, I can promise you I was so glad I went on it and wished I did sooner. It took me a couple meds to find the right one, but it was so worth it in the end. Even if it made me feel worse starting out on them.

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Hey how have you been??

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All those symptoms and then some, secondly you have to stay Off the internet, the information on there is unreliable. It just makes you're anxiety worse. I've had anxiety off and on for about 36 years and didn't know I had it, never heard of it? Seek therapy and medication that's what I've been doing.

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I have health anxiety and struggle with medication because I look at the side effects and am convinced I will get the all. When I wouldn’t take setraline I was put on the waiting list for CBT and it literally gave me my life back. My theory is that we need to fully understand our anxiety before we have any chance of getting on top of it and we need copying mechanisms for when it gets to panic attack stage. CBT did that for me, although I did spend the first 4 sessions thinking this is all very good but I don’t actually have anxiety, I am really ill and probably going to drop down dead of a heart attack. Then session 5 something clicked , I realised this is me, this is how my body works. it was such a relief. From then on I began to regain control. That was 5 years ago and since then I have relapsed (for want of a better word) several times, ended back in CBT once but on the whole my life is a million times better and anxiety no longer controls every waking minute. Good luck x

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Hello there, after reading your post I am 99% certain the symptoms you describe are anxiety. Not being a doctor obviously but I have had all of these in the past. You are working yourself up daily and getting yourself into a state where you think you have numerous illnesses. You have also had replies from other members saying the same. I think you should go back to your GP and ask for something to calm you down. Also I suggest that you try to go walking daily, a little at a time, if you don't think you can do this then download a relaxation tape and listen as often as possible. I still suffer with anxiety mine is when my husband is driving, worry of my son's etc. But after walking and keeping busy I manage to conquer it. I also remember that there are those in war zones far worse than we can ever be, hope this helps you xx

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It’s seriously hard. And I know I’m the back of my head it’s just anxiety. But for some reason I can’t accept it. I don’t know why!

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Snap!! X

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This is me and I have so many more symptoms on top.. my

Drs also tell me anxiety And they gave me Zoloft and Xanax... terrified to take either but I honestly think I need to give in .. it’s too much to deal with on a daily basis .

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