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?
Hi all. I'm brand new here. Having a really trying day. I'm 41 years old and have been dealing with hypochondria for over 20 years. The past 10 years have been the hardest to deal with. I've convinced myself many times that I have had pretty much every form of cancer that you can think of. I seem to have any obsession with it. Both of my parents passed away from cancer at the age of 60 so that's...
My anxiety is so bad I don't leave my house. My depression is so bad I don't want to leave my bed. All I'm doing is marking time waiting to go back to sleep and hopefuly not wake up from night terrors. I don't really eat much anymore, my stomachs in so many knots lately I'm having a hard time drinking. I haven't even had a hug since my dads funneral almost 6 years ago, all I think about doing to...