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health anxiety

  1. B

    Huge hypochondriac/14 years old/soon to be diagnosed with some condition/need help

    Hello all! I’m Michael, and I’m 14, soon to be 15. Anyways I’ve been anxious about my health since seventh grade. I’d had a panic attack in which I was worried I was having a stroke. I credit that presumption to my unnecessary medical knowledge haha. Regardless, ever since I’ve struggled with...
  2. M

    New fear of Tuberculosis

    my grandma has COPD and my mom spends a significant time in the hospital with her. Recently, they moved my grandma to a respiratory center. My mom was sick for like 2 weeks with some kind of repository problem more than a month ago and she got her friend sick too because she was staying at her...
  3. K

    Worried about rabies

    Hey everyone, this is my first time posting here. I have had a history of health anxiety dating back to 2016 and have had so many worries about many different diseases. Well, starting from last summer I have had a fear about contracting rabies somehow after reading about it. I’m not sure how...
  4. L

    New here ...severe health anxiety for 3 years now

    Hi everyone. Not exactly sure what I'm looking to get out of this. Maybe just some reassurance from others who deal with health anxiety? I've always had anxiety and slight depression growing up..nothing serious at all and certainly nothing close to this hellish health anxiety I deal with now. It...
  5. S

    Numbness and Tingling

    Hello all, When I was small child, my grandmother came to visit me and my mother for a few months. During this time I kept getting rashes that covered my entire body and my mother had no idea how I was getting them. She took me to the doctor at least twice and they couldn’t figure out what was...
  6. M

    HEPATITIS fear has returned and is really scaring me

    Hi, Since Tuesday I've been having this pain under my right rib, its pressure and aching that would get severe at times. I have IBS so I contributed the pain to that. Over the last few days I've upped my probiotics and fiber and throughout the pain I never had any loose stools or constipation...
  7. hatboxghost

    Newly Acquired Health Anxiety

    Hi everyone! I’ve been reading other stories on here while trying to find a place to chat with others who suffer like myself pretty regularly. My dad recently had a heart attack (53) and since then I have been obsessing over my own personal health. My dad smokes and has smoked pretty much his...
  8. D

    Irrational fear of rabies...

    So guys I have health anxiety and I'm scared that I have rabies symptoms. About a week ago I was bitten by my neighbor's dog (he is vaccinated and is still alive) and I didn't think much about it, but for 2 days now I've been having flu-like symptoms such as abdominal pain,nausea,insomnia,loss...
  9. M

    Severe Meningitis fear ruining my life

    Hi, I'm 21 and for a year now meningitis fear has taken over my life. I first discovered Meningitis because I was learning about it in my biopsychology class, unfortunately I had seen it in multiple commercials before and it even popped up on my youtube feed for the commercials to get vaccinated...
  10. W

    Terrified of colon cancer... help

    Hello, i’m going to try to keep this short! I am a 21 year old male, i am also a newley father to a 7 month old girl, and i have a stay at home job on the computer. Im 155 pounds and 6 feet tall, and have a shitty diet that has a lot of processed meats, but the last few months i have cut down on...
  11. D

    Chronic Anxiety Pain and Health Anxiety

    Hello everyone, I am new here. I developed an anxiety disorder just a few months ago and it's been pretty hard. Since the anxiety has started, I've also been experiencing pain that I never used to have, so I assume it's symptoms from the anxiety. I've looked into it and I'm pretty convinced I...
  12. F

    GI Issue Story

    Hello this is my first time posting here but I want to tell my story. I am currently taking a gap year between undergraduate and graduate school. I have always been a worrier but my anxiety has peaked during this time of being stagnant and uncertain about my future. I’ve noticed that my health...
  13. Michael L

    Bad health anxiety and depression

    Hello everyone. My name is Michael and i'm from NY.I have very bad health anxiety and depression. If you'd like, feel free to read my profile and it pretty much explains everything. :(
  14. R

    Health anxiety support group

    Hi everyone, My name is Rachel and I have been suffering from health anxiety for a few years now. I know how hard it is to live with this disorder and I know the best thing I can do for myself is talk to people about what I’m going through. I am currently based in Austin, TX. If any one is in...
  15. L

    How to get over fear of losing mental prowess?

    Ever since I was young I valued nothing more than my imagination and intellect. I grew up quite poor with a mother who had bad panic attacks trying to raise my brother and I on her own. My mind gave me an outlet to explore, have fun, and feel safe. Since then I have worked hard and am...
  16. C

    Crippling Health Anxiety

    Hi fellow hypochondriacs. I've been dealing with health anxiety for 8 months now and in the space of 8 months I have wrongfully diagnosed myself with HIV, Lymphoma, Kidney cancer and throat cancer. My latest struggle has been with testicular cancer. I have been to 3 different urologists in the...
  17. Polo

    Acid reflux is making my anxiety worse

    So I had acid reflux also know as GERD for a while now and It never use to bother me but, recently my anxiety seemed to make the symptoms of acid reflux more intense. Like for example a GERD flair up gives you extreme heartburn, nausea, dysphasia, and bloody stools also when this happens Its...
  18. M

    From the morning

    Hello, Several months back my father died at the age of 56. Four years prior to his young death he was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. About a year and a half ago I left military service and returned home to be closer to my father and family. After he told my sister and me that the doctors...
  19. L

    Fixated on going blind due to this habit of mine.

    I am now 21 but have developed a huge fear of going blind in the future. During my younger days probably 13 14 years old I used to sneak my iphone in bed (in pitch dark!!) and play games before i go to bed. So here I am, worried sick everyday and have been living in intense regrets since. I...
  20. O

    Health Anxiety or something else

    I am new to this site and not really sure where to start. I have been having different kinds of health issues since January last year. It started with a migraine and then severe ringing in the left ear. I ended up going to the ER one night when I started feeling dizzy too. They did a scan...
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