I am new to this group, but I knew I had to do something because this is DESTROYING my life. I am a twenty-two year old female, currently in nursing school and despite this being a usual happy time for me, I find myself faced with extreme hypochondria. I have always been a sort of anxious person, but when I began nursing school, it has gone way beyond anything I have ever felt before. It really began to happen at the end of October last year, I had an extreme panic attack (and I thought I was having a heart attack!), so I went to the ER.. They concluded that I was just having a panic attack and sent me home. Needless to say, I have not felt the same after that, I am constantly over-searching Google to find whatever it is I think I have that day. Oh! and to make matters worse, I was foreced to do clinical at the same hospital I went in for my panic attack, that was a fun time. I constantly felt like I could not breathe, and that I was going to just pass out. However, recently it has gotten to the point where I was afraid to take medication, afraid to eat, and I have lost over 10 pounds in two weeks. I am just afraid I am going to choke on my food, and something is going to happen to me and my son is not going to have anyone.. I am really struggling with this, so if anyone can help, please do.
Hi all. I'm brand new here. Having a really trying day. I'm 41 years old and have been dealing with hypochondria for over 20 years. The past 10 years have been the hardest to deal with. I've convinced myself many times that I have had pretty much every form of cancer that you can think of. I seem to have any obsession with it. Both of my parents passed away from cancer at the age of 60 so that's...
My anxiety is so bad I don't leave my house. My depression is so bad I don't want to leave my bed. All I'm doing is marking time waiting to go back to sleep and hopefuly not wake up from night terrors. I don't really eat much anymore, my stomachs in so many knots lately I'm having a hard time drinking. I haven't even had a hug since my dads funneral almost 6 years ago, all I think about doing to...