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 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...