I am new to this group and I'm unsure if it will even help but I feel like I have tried everything else. I have suffered with anxiety since I was about 14 years old, I am now 21. First off the panic attacks were really bad and I was afraid of leaving my house as it was the only place I felt comfortable. As I've gotten older the attacks seem to have become less frequent however they still do happen. I often worry that I have a serious illness and that the doctors are not diagnosing me correctly. I frequently call the doctors and go to see them but I always panic that I will be one of those people that you read about in the news where they went to the doctors and their symptoms were ignored and then within however long they ended up dying. I always feel stupid talking to anyone about it and I can see why I sound crazy. I'm not really sure what I can do as it is affecting my day to day life and no matter how hard I try to think positive it never really works. They can make me feel like I am really ill, I can get dizzy, struggle to catch my breath and can last for ages or atleast they feel like they 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...