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  1. A

    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...
  2. S

    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...
  3. G

    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...
  4. E

    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...
  5. R

    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...
  6. L

    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...
  7. N

    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...
  8. E

    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...
  9. G

    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...
  10. N

    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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. P

    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...
  14. H

    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...
  15. 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...
  16. S

    Chest Pain but im 16 with anxiety whats wrong?

    Over a year ago I got diagnosed with panic disorder, GAD, and hypochondria. Im 16 now and ive had symptoms ranging from headaches, or what i thought were brain tumors, to kidney pain because kidney cancer is always an option of course. Those have all scared me in the past and have really...
  17. Trikay12113

    Worried about having the flu and going to the ER or doctors

    I’m wondering if I have the flu, symptoms came outta no where and I feel super icky and weird and I was thinking about going to the ER because I have other stuff going on as well so I’m not sure if it’s the flu or the other stuff causing it and it’s making me panic and I’m extremely worried. I...
  18. scared_nut

    Anyone willing to share their colon health scare? Need some perspectives

    Currently scared about colon illness possibilities. Need some relief from people who were in the same boat, some symptoms they had. Going to doctor soon
  19. scared_nut

    Rough day...Setback or New Concern? (Appreciate feedback)

    Been doing better with accepting that I have health anxiety as of the last day or so. I’m 15 and just got an appointment scheduled for Sat with a therapist. Today at school wasn’t so great though. This was my first time having a gym class in about a week due to schedules. With my heart fear I...
  20. scared_nut

    Heart Rate Increase After Eating? Concerned...

    I have health anxiety, had an two EKGs, a chest x-ray, and a blood test that have all come back clean in the last 36 days. Super conscious about heart. Notice that it gets fast after meals, and I feel what I can only describe as uneasy feeling. Really cold feet and hands. Makes it hard to accept...
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