I'm 41. I developed health anxiety two years ago this month when I had a cold and my ears got clogged. Ears are still clogged but it doesn't bother me..that began my hell.
What happened with the breast lump? Did you ever get it checked out?I will be 45 in a month.
Have had health anxiety since I was little but it wasn't like this before. I didn't have cancer fear back then for instance but in many years it got worse.
When I was 18 I found a lump in my breast, I got scared but didn't freak out because I was young. Then some other fears happened and I noticed that in tougher periods of my life, HA takes over. When I am frustrated, disappointed, etc.
I moved to Sweden in 2010 and have been going through some hell since 2017. I am still not sure what triggers mine but, I know it is not just health fear.
Yes, I visited a very experienced general surgeon the same day and he checked. He told me it was a cyst lump and happens often because of hormonal reasons at my age back then. It disappeared after a couple of weeks.What happened with the breast lump? Did you ever get it checked out?
I am 30 years old. My father was diagnosed with cancer in 2013 and fought for 5.5 long years until he passed away last year. I guess mortality set in and since then I’ve been much more aware of my body and health anxiety set in almost instantly. It’s literally a daily struggle and it’s so hard to explain to family and friends who don’t experience it because it’s such a taboo subject in the Latino community. My family thinks it’s just me being dramatic but these fears are so real to me.
I have not have health anxiety before, but i have felt the need to work out and make myself look more sexy. I was sexy already but i didnt believe it, but other people did.