This is my first time on any sort of support forum. I've been struggling with hypochondria since 6th grade. It took me until earlier this year to really recognize this about myself. The biggest thing I struggle with is telling the difference between actual concerning symptoms, normal symptoms, symptoms that I'm creating myself, and symptoms that are real. My anxiety causes lots of physical symptoms (heart palpitations, bad tension headaches that make me really dizzy, nausea, twitching, panic attacks etc.), and I know I'm healthy and it's just my anxiety, but my hypochondria always tries to convice me I have a terrble illness, which makes my anxiety worse, and then my symptoms worse, and then my anxiety worse again. It's a bad cycle. An advice on how to separate real symptoms from made up symptoms? And does your anxiety also come with physical ssymptoms like it does for me? Thanks!
I’m new here, and I’m not sure if what I have is hypochondria, so maybe one of you could tell me? I think that some things I feel are in my head. Just last night I randomly got sick to my stomach, and it was awful. I just didn’t know if it was real. I think that when I feel the slightest twinge of something, I bring attention to it and I build it up in my head and it gets worse. Any help?
I'm having shortness of breath. I'm sure I am dying again.