Yes ineed. First thing to start off with is don't go to any self diagnosis sites. I will gaurentee you will fine at least 6 things that fit your symtomes. I was sure I had MS and went to neuologist to find out it was not. Qiute something else. Before you know it, you will be suffing from anxiety with every breath you take. My motto is "If you want to be sisc, you can make it happen. You mind is a very pwerful thing and is the storgae place for all this crap. That would be my first suggestion. I use to do it all the time. Next you need some counseling to help you through this period of ajustment. It is not easy. If I can do it, Just feel yourslef getting heatlhier by the day. Try and overcome this. this can be achieved. if need be, gp seel seek some counseling to help you undestan this condition. Self diagnosis is not a good thing and you on the road to a fall. And it is not a good one.
I was just browsing the forum looking for something, not really sure what I was looking for when I found this thread, and now I'm thinking that maybe I'm just a hypochondriac because I always seem to think that there is something wrong with me. I have anxiety and when I start to feel anxious about something I automatically start feeling like there is something wrong with me physically. I started feeling anxious tonight and after letting my thoughts race around in my head for a few hours I came to the conclusion that I may have multiple personalities, and as I was looking for information on that disorder I came across this thread and something just clicked, I realized that I am ALWAYS looking for a way to explain the way I feel both physically and mentally...Maybe there really isnt anything wrong and I am just a hypochondriac.
yep, a hypochondriac here too. My mum always used to say it to me as i was a kid. but i never realised that i would still be one as an adult. i am bad when i get anxiety. usually when i haven't had enough sleep. i start to worry about sharp pains in body (must be blood clots again), weird headaches on one side (tumor again), heart beating too fast, too strong, or just not exactly in the rhythm i expect (heart attack coming in a few minutes).
Its all pretty sad.
I do find I get better as time goes on. When you realise after all those episodes, you're still here and the docs have never found anything wrong. Also, when you tell others about that little pain in my vein, they look at you a bit funny. Then you realise, you're being a bit silly.
It may sound weird, but sometimes I wish I was born in a really poor area where it is hard to survive, I am sure I wouldn't have time for this selfish rubbish.
I deal with this everyday, but I have sort of a little reason to worry... since I really do have swollen tonsils and bumps all around my tongue. I always came to the conclusion that it was HIV related, or STD related (When really everything came back negative) Or I developed some kind of cancer, or if my lungs hurt (I tell myself I have pnemonia) or if somebody is talking to me too close ("Uh oh, they are going to infect me with some type of bacteria and it is going to spread") things like that... I DO have tonsillitis for months now, so that is something to worry about. Stop looking up things on the internet! (Like I do) You're just going to feed yourself more, and your MAKING yourself sick. I realized that when I started getting vertigo and nasuea every day...
hi!new to any forum. I have been a hypochondriac for 25 years. It is positive agony.I am 54 yrs. old. It started 25 years ago when diagnosed with cancer. Im cured now for 25 yrs, But shortly after that the racing heart, panic attacks so extreme, I would drive myself to e.r..Every day is a battle of self checking to the point of causing soreness and bruising.Right now Im convinced I have tingue and lung cancer. Over the weekend, my leg was sore from walking aroung fairgrounds so long , I was convinced I had m.s. or bone cancer or lymphoma. I watched my mom and brother die 5 months apart. Then my younger brother died of a broken neck, my cousin, liver failure, my dad, old age and saw them all on a slab at funeral home. Im wondering when my time is up. Last years physical was excellent along with blood workup. I am hypothyroid, but undercontroll with meds,so dont know where this is stemming from.My psychiatrist says I have post traumatic stress because of a horriffic child hood including guns put to my head, severe beatings, head gashed opin 16 in. they would not take me to dr.fearing state would take all my parents kids away. MY father kicked me between the legs with sharp cowboy boots cause they were both drunk. Both of them alcoholocs, mom also a pill head. She kicked me in my eye and still have huge scar.They would try to suffocate us in our sleep with pillows. My little sis says dad molested her for years.
We would get out of bed and run down long country roads and hide in ditches with our newborn sister to keep him from stabbinb or shooting us. Have been put on my knees with a cocked gun to my head. Just found out my oldest brother was the one who broke my younger brothers neck and left him in a ditch and ants ate part of his face, and he never told any one. My brother who was the victim told us truth before he died. So yes post traumatic, I can see, although that is just a sampling of the horrific obuse. I saw several counselors, but it didnt help. Psychiatrist has had me on several ssri's but have had side effects from all of them. Im so TIRED!!! of living like this . Sorry for the long drawn out story, but have no friends because I have not learned to trust anyone. I have never told my husband about all this for fear heel call me crazy, and hurt me internally even more. Thanks for listening. lo down
i feel im dying all the time i have a headache most days that come out the blue im conviced ive got a brain tumor my face goes numb and my eye hurts and waters i hate this as i have to young children and they need me i want to go to the hospital but im to scared of what they might fined my mum was a heavey drinker for years and my dad died in 2008 of cancer im scared stiff