???HEALTH ANXIETY???

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I think i am suffering some severe health anxiety?

last year i was diagnosed with IBS, i went through so many tests, doctors waiting rooms, hospital emergency rooms, after hour doctors ..

I think since then ive become "obsessed" with the fact that i go crazy over the slightest symptoms and freak out over the tiniest fever or headache ?

This stresses me out so much again which isnt good for my IBS 

some one ??

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    It's is not  good stressing with IBS hope this helps 

     stress it's how your body copes with the adrenaline it is not  used properly it's like Usain bolt he uses his adrenaline through running like a built he is anxious because off all the spectators and he uses it by running we don't we curl up in a ball and hope it passes if u run it of or exercise it should slowly go with out pain 😉

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    maybe you just have both problems.  Try not to read up too much medical stuff as it makes your health anxiety worse.

    Richard

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      Yes!!!! Googling and self diagnoses is honestly the worst thing. I'm literally up tlkn 5am researching until I find someone who's going through the same thing as me! 

      That's why I started my account on here 

      It makes me feel better 

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    I'm the same, when my anxiety is high the health anxiety kicks in and really makes things so much worse. Therapy has helped but really the only way to stop it is to deal with the underlying anxiety as that's where it stems from
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      I've always wanted to try therapy.. But I'm too embarrassed to tell my mum, she's old school and will probably think I'm over exaggerating. So It'll probably end up in a fight sad i don't know how to explain it to her

      My sister suffers from it too. But we don't tell our parents

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      There's no need for parents to know until ure ready, see your doctor and they can arrange it. Even if ure mum doesn't understand that's OK, she doesn't need to,just so long as u and ure therapist do that's all that matters
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      I'm just such a nervous and shy person.. Ican open up alone unless I'm with someone I trust.. Eg my mum?? 

      I haven't told anyone about this .. I find if I tell them I'll be a "drama queen" 

      But they really don't know anything 

      Oh well.

      Thanks a million smile 

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