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Hypochondria: am I a Hypochondriac?

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Ive suffered panic attacks for 5 years now but it has turned into a severe anxiety disorder since i had my daughter in november and it is since then iv had the visual problems which are constant, can you explain these spots and flashes could it be something seriouse and are all my symptoms related? Could it be some sort of disease ? im always worrying and checking my self for things wrong and my pulse i need some advice as im only young and find it really hard to cope plus i feel guilty feeling like this with a young baby thank you ashleexx


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replied March 26th, 2007
Anxiety & Stress Answer A2511
You can visit an ophthalmologist to exclude eye disorder as the possible cause of these symptoms. If the ophthalmologist reveals nothing and the eyes are OK, the symptoms might be attributed to hypochondria as it seems that you search for diseases consistently. This time you are occupied with your vision, the next time you might be occupied with some other organ. You can try to relax, stop measuring your pulse, and ask for medical attention from a mental health doctor. The right person can really help you manage hypochondria and will be both compassionate and direct.
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