Hi everyone, I've just joined. I have such terrible Health Anxiety and I've got to the point where I really need to do something about it. I'm a stay at home Mum with two beautiful toddlers and trying to ensure my anxiety never affects them or interferes with my parenting is just exhausting. I've always had mild health anxiety but having children has made it 100 times worse it seems! I ricochet from believing I have one serious illness to another, in just the last 3 months alone I have gone through bowel cancer, stomach cancer, MS and Brain tumour fears. I over analyse absolutely everything my body does and as my husband says, I continually add 2+2 and get 64! Going to the Docs rarely eases my mind as Doctors are so careful these days and would rather put you through a lengthy ritual of tests you don't need rather than put it down to anxiety. Once the Doctor tells me its nothing though I seem to move on to the next 'disease'! I feel so self absorbed, indulging myself and my sub-consious in such morbid thoughts all the time, but how on earth do I stop doing it? I'm starting to think my only route is medication. Any comfort or advice would be so greatly appreciated x
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