hi, I am new here and glad I found this group and know that I am not totally alone! I have major health anxiety and am always worried that something is wrong with me. I have imagined that I have had at least 5 or 6 different types of cancer over the past few years. Once one health worry goes away because of seeing a doctor another pops up. it totally takes over my life. a few months ago I thought I was having heart issues, then I had breathing problems and both of those things turned out to be stress and anxiety. Now I am back to worrying about cancers again. My doctor keeps telling me I am healthy but I just can not stop thinking about dying or something being wrong with me. I hope this group gives me some sort of hope that I can overcome this anxiety that I suffer from.
I cant stand it anymore. Always worried. Always hypervigiliant with anything in my body. Im doing therapy but im not feeling better. Does anyone getting better? Please tell me. Thank you.
I am 28 years old and I have suffered from hypochondriasis for as long as I can remember. I feel as though no one treats hypochondriasis as a real mental disorder. I hear people all the time joke "Oh, I am a hypochondraic" and I can't help but to think to myself, do you really know what it is like to truly be a hipochondriac? This literally takes up 90% of my mental capacity during each day that...