- Jun 7, 2023
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For about 6 weeks, I have had health anxiety and I was making it worse by looking up symptoms on Google (not a good idea). For the whole six weeks I have been stressing out about what I think I might have. I don’t want to give anyone else any anxiety from hearing different health conditions, so just a warning. Some of the things that I thought or think I might have over the last 6 weeks are heart disease, heart failure, lung failure, GERD, silent reflux, esophagitis, throat cancer, brain cancer, and leukemia. My health anxiety got really bad last week when I looked up about heart failure. Now my health anxiety is affecting me almost all day besides after I talk with my family about my health anxiety. When I think about all the conditions that I diagnosed myself with, I actually have really strong proof I have hypochondria, but my brain for some reason doesn’t agree with what I know is happening to me. It seems like whenever I find a condition I think I might have, that’s when my anxiety gets worse and I start to feel symptoms that weren’t even there before. When I find on to a new condition, it kind of seems like the symptoms for the what I thought I had before either go away or aren‘t as noticiable. Currently, I am really worried about having leukemia even though my family keeps reassuring me I don’t have leukemia. When I looked up the symptoms, I found that most of the symptoms were kind of happening to me. When my anxiety isn’t getting the best of me, I think that instead of having serious conditions, I think I just have health anxiety, silent reflux, and maybe iron deficiency. Sorry if it sounded like I vented a lot of my health anxiety problems. Don’t feel forced, but anyone has the time and patience, it would be a great help to talk to someone on this thread.