This is my first time joining any group on the internet in the hopes that the support from others who suffer from the same kind of anxiety that I do will somehow make the dark days of health anxiety easier to face.
I am a 45 year old, married mother of 2. My anxiety started after my daughter was born almost 11 years ago. At the time I had never heard of postpartum anxiety, it was a scary, lonely time. My anxiety centres around both of my daughter’s health, but mainly mine. My health anxiety is not constant, but frequent enough that it affects my quality of life.
For the last few weeks I am convinced that I have brain cancer. I have been lightheaded for a month, mild headaches, weakness in left hand and arm and nausea. I’m hoping it’s simply connected to needing a new eye glass prescription or my anemia. As you well know the thoughts of cancer can be all consuming. Has anyone had similar symptoms that were anxiety related?
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?