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.
helloi suffer from health anxiety but also have a fear of going to the doctors and having testing done-so basically I worry over every ache and sensation and catastrophize everything to worst case scenerio want mental relief but afraid to go to doc and put myself through testing for example doc gave me routine stool cards few months ago did not do petrified to do and convinced i will need to...
Does anyone experience this? I get in a deep funk (anxiety/depression..sick/crying) when my period is ending or has ended. Has anyone else experienced this?