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.
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...