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!
Has anyone ever felt this? Please tell me yes! I’ve had it for years but now I am focused on it and I feel it so much like I can feel my heart beat all over my body and even in my neck and head like my head moves with my pulse. Today I’m home alone my kids aren’t home and my husband is at work and I’m freaking out.
First off I want to say how happy I am to have found this page. I don’t know anyone else in real life that deals with this and I feel like a burden to anyone that I discuss it with. I started crying when I read your posts because it is so relieving to know that even though I feel insane, I am most likely not, and I am certainly not alone. I went through a phase 3 years ago where I thought I was...