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hypochondria

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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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    food stuck in throat ?? please help !

    okay , so i should start by saying that i am a MAJOR hypochondriac and i have OCD as well so at this point im not sure if im just imagining this feeling due to my anxiety of it but any reassurance would help . so yesterday i was eating these flat tortilla wraps (not hard shell but they werent...
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    My knuckles/finger joints turning blue?

    Hey guys, I’m 18 years old and I’ve had hypochondria for about a year and a half now. I always feel generally unwell, very fatigued everyday which has gotten so bad that I barely shower or get out of bed. I also have a buildup of mucus in my lungs/throat 24/7. By this I mean I’m constantly...
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    A long, sincere post about the lows of my fear of cancer

    I'm a chronic hypochondriac and recently wrote a long blog post about my healthy anxiety related breakdown three years ago. Since what hurt me the most back then was the crippling loneliness, the thought that I'm completely alone with my fear of dying (pancreatic cancer) I wanted to share my...
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    Pains and aches everywhere

    I have severe hypochondria. It’s only gotten worse with quarantine since I have a ton of time to overthink and worry. I’ve been having sharp and dull pains EVERYWHERE. My back, my shoulders, neck, head, jaw, chin, ears, arms, chest, armpits, hands, legs, feet, and pelvis. I’m very nervous. I...
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    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...
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    Anxiety, panic and hypochondria - I desperately need help

    Hi everyone. I'm a 23 yo girl and for the past 6 months, I've had crushing anxiety. It all started with a panic attack, right after finishing my master thesis. My mind and body were exhausted, and I felt a "zap" in my brain. My heart started pounding, I was shivering, my legs were heavy and...
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    Hello guys newbie with abnormal blood test results!

    hey everyone! I am a 25-year-old female. I have horrible anxiety, PTSD, and phobia. My worst battle is hypochondria! I just got my blood tests back. everything normal except for a slightly elevated WBC (i don't remember the exact number unfortunately) But all I can think about is leukemia. Of...
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    Oops Brain Did It Again

    Hi there. I’m the rabies phobia guy, but I’m also the guy working on helping everyone else dealing with this issue. So here’s the deal, I have a nasty habit of peeling at my cuticles when I’m nervous, and today I peeled them and they bled. However, here’s the catch folks, as I was peeling...
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    Rabies Phobia Ruins Lives (But Let Me Give You Hope...)

    Hello. I have neglected writing about this for far too long. It is time to shed some light so others struggling will have peace of mind knowing they are not alone, and there are people you can talk to. My name is Jay. I am 19, an American male college student and general consensus claims I am...
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    Weird Small Aches In Head? *DESPERATE*

    Hi! First of all thanks for everyone who made this forum. Having hypochondria is super annoying especially when it sometimes get intense at the worst unexpected times. I have dealt with hypochondria for many years but it did not influence my life as much as it does now. I have my best friend...
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    Anxiety

    Does anyone else get that feeling where they feel like they can’t breath and it gets so bad that you think you might die but not quite bad enough and then it lessens and starts over again and again. Also feels like this weird feeling in my chest and sometimes it’s like a shiver and tightness but...
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    I’m scared to eat food and it’s taking over my life.

    This is my first time posting so I hope I do this right lol. I’ve dealt with anxiety my whole life and up until about 6 months ago it’s been on a whole other level. 6 months ago I moved 8 hours away with my boyfriend, away from my family. He works and I do not, so I am home alone most of the...
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    Relapse

    I was feeling good yesterday and the day before and now tonight I was laying in bed and my stomach is hurting and my heart started pounding so I got up and got some water, and I just feel dizzy and sickly and feel like I might pass out. But it keeps going from I feel okay to feel ill then okay...
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    Heart Palpitations

    This is the second day in a row that I’ve had a heart palpitation. I had one yesterday at 9pm and tonight at 12:31am. They last a split second but I feel like I can’t breath and now it’s starting to worry me. But I’ve notice they usually only happen at night and night time is when I’m having bad...
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    22 year old male with major hypochondria forum!

    Hello all, I am new to the thread and just wanted to share my experience so far with this. For the past 4 months I have been dealing with the feeling of having serious health issues that doctors are not finding. I have felt weak, I have had muscles aches and weakness, major headaches, major...
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    Trembling throughout the day

    The last few days i have been having a trembling and vibrating feeling in my body again. I experienced this same symptom a couple of months ago but it hasn't happened in awhile and now it's back. I even wrote about it on here once before. It basically feels like my body (particularly my legs)...
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    a really bad day :(

    Hi all, This is my first post on here. I've had health anxiety for as long as I can remember now, especially emetophobia. Today I had probably one of the worst HA days in a long time. It started with a headache, which normally wouldn't worry me so much, but recently there's been an outbreak of...
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    Has anyone heard of anxiety symptoms being this intense?

    Hi, I am a 29 year old male and for the past 3 years I've been dealing with some debilitating symptoms that are persistent day in and day out. I always start focusing and reading too much into what my body is doing. For instance if I get a sinus infection in my mind it's meningitis or the...
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    Convinced I have dementia.

    Hey guys, I’m pretty new. I really should’ve thought about joining an anxiety forum years ago when all of this first started, maybe then I wouldn’t feel so crazy and thoroughly convinced I am dying (once again). I’ve gone through an ALS scare, several cancer scares, brain tumor scares, stroke...
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