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    Struggling with Intrusive and Obsessive Fears About Cancer for Months!

    Hello! I have reached a point where even posting here feels like I am jinxing myself and going to cause me to fall ill (if I am not already..). Honestly even just writing this I think will be cathartic, so for what it's worth, getting this off my chest my help, and maybe someone else will...
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    What sort of Physical Symptoms do you get?

    We all know Panic attacks and Anxiety disorders affect us in different ways, but I'm curious to know what are some of the physical symptoms do you guys get during the attacks? For example, A couple of big ones for me: -I feel like my movements get more rigid and stiff almost like my body...
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    Here we go again.

    I have been doing so good until recently. It started when my foot went numb and it felt like I couldn’t move it while I was driving. Keep in mind, I had been driving for an extended period of time and I have a history of back problems that have caused this issue before. But since; I have been...
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    Partially Numb Toe?

    So I've had this problem going on three years now. My left foot's index toe (toe right next to the big one), has a partially numb spot on the right side of it, I'd say it makes up about 5-10% of the surface area. I get a feeling of reduced sensation whenever this spot touches something, or if I...
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    Crippling health anxiety - Heart/ Brain/ ALS/ Every Cancer!

    I have often came to this forum for reassurance that I’m not alone and to honestly learn about symptoms etc. So I thought I would register and play my crippling health anxiety battle out. I’m male under 30 have always looked after my body and health. I’m married with 2 wonderful young children...
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    Light stools

    I’ve had health anxiety since I was in second grade. I’m a 23 year old male. Two days ago, I had one turd in my stool that looked light. I’ve had pancreatic cancer fears for a few months now at this point, and it’s been one of my worst fears. I was okay for a bit, but then this happened. Over...
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    I am convincing myself that I might have contracted rabies.

    Nothing has bitten me. I feel so stupid when writing this, but I have extreme fear of getting rabies from anything. anything like food, cups, bathroom sink, fruit, soap, my phone, shoes, things that my vaccinated dog might have licked, etc. I have lost 22 pounds because of worrying. I only slept...
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    What are your symptoms?

    My symptoms of anxiety don't all happen at the same time but maybe a few at a time... Here are the ones I've had over the years. I've never taken any medication, don't do drugs, don't drink, don't smoke... - heart palpitations - excessive urinating - can't catch full breath - feeling of...
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    New to forum, please read so I don’t feel alone lol

    Hey guys! I’ve been reading through this forum and it’s nice to know I’m not the only one who suffers with HA. It is SO debilitating. I’ve been struggling with it since I was a kid. In my head I’ve had some of everything. Funny thing is, I’m a nurse so I should know better. But I have a...
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    Worried I have lymphoma

    Hi everyone. I feel slightly silly posting about this as the logical part of my brain is telling me it’s probably nothing. But the nagging anxiety is pushing me to reach out. I am hesitant to go to my doctor because I was there recently (for unrelated reasons) and mentioned I had been suffering...
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    Fear of Tetanus

    Well, I was bitten by a dog, 8 days ago. It was the 3rd time the dog bites me. I received a tetanus vaccine two months ago the first time when a dog bites me. Since third days ago I started feeling jaw problems, pain in the chest and stomach, and faster heart rate. Of course, I googled symptoms...
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    I feel like I'm going crazy

    Hello everyone, lately I have grown accustomed to this forum because at the beginning go July my groin lymph nodes swell up because of a skin infection and while I feel like one went down a little bit I am still incredibly scared about why they have not gone down completely. I went to my GP 4...
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    I became hypochondriac after a miscarriage

    Hello everyone, first of all forgive my grammar :sorry:, english is not my first language. I have just started this year to deal with health anxiety, I have been diagnose with anxiety before, I had cognitive behavioral therapy and medical treatment and it worked quite well. But on march of...
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    Convinced that there is something wrong with my breathing

    I woke up about a week ago feeling like the air in my left nostril was blocked and the entire left side of my face was numb. I started using a neti pot but it has not helped anything. I was bothered by this and it has gotten increasingly worse. I am obsessed with my breathing and have gone...
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    Sore Lymph nodes for two months now

    Hello everyone, i am new here so pardon the long paragraph: i am a 21 years old male, no previous serious health conditions whatsoever, at the beginning of July a itch started bothering me above my thigh and throughout the course of a week a circular skin rash appeared on the spot that was itchy...
  16. JesJune93

    Hi, I'm new here.

    Hello people who I belong with. :shame: My name is Jessica and I have suffered from health anxiety for as long as I can remember but didn't start having anxiety and panic attacks until 2015. My panic attacks started after a year of using cannabis, which my friend group at the time weren't happy...
  17. Sullyhogs

    How do hotel showers stand against Naegleria fowleri, the brain-eating amoeba? This is makin me anxious.

    Hey, everyone. I’m 24 years old and I know in some places, water can be very dangerous if not handled correctly. So I’m in Fort Walton Beach, Florida for a short vacation. I’ve already been here since Sunday, and I’ll be leaving this coming Sunday. I’m in a small condo with my mom, my dad’s mom...
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    Lump on throat (goiter? thyroid?)

    Hello everyone, i hope you are all doing well. I'm a 23 yo female I would please like some advice, a few months ago i noticed an "adam apple" like lump on the right side just off centre in the middle of my neck. it feels hard and mostly swollen on one side, so when i look in the mirror its a...
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    Women's Wellness Exam

    I've spent the last week hyping myself up for a Pap smear test the day after tomorrow, only to check my appointment and it says 'women's wellness exam', which includes more than just a Pap smear! There's the most dreaded pelvic exam, which is basically having the doctor feel around your privates...
  20. scared_nut

    I think I have a blood clot [PLEASE HELP]

    Hello all. I’m 16 and I need some help. For the last 3 months I have been dealing with heavy health anxiety. Throughout this time, I have been complaining about the discomfort I have on my right side. Poor circulation in my limbs, cold feet, frequent muscle spasms, tightness and pressure in...
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