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?
I suffer from GAD and in particular health anxiety My husband years ago had cancer and never goes to doctor for checkups (yes I know this is foolish for him to do) anyways can anyone relate to having anxiety themselves and for those they love? If he has a symptom I immediately get anxious and cannot function....don't know how to cope with this
on my third prescription for ssri’s this time it’s Paxil and I’m not thrilled. They won’t give me Ativan..so far..celexa- allergicprozac- bad anxiety and suicidal when will this end