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Hey everyone. I’m sure you’re becoming familiar with me and my worries
Anyway, lately I’ve been having bad health anxiety. The last few days I’ve been obsessing over what feels like this dull ache near my left shoulder/upper crease area of the left side of my chest/sometimes a little in my upper arm.
Now, my biggest ultimate fear is always heart issues/having a heart attack. I’ve had that fear when I first had terrible anxiety 5 years ago. I should mention that I also just turned 25, not a smoker, never been on drugs (besides the antidepressants), healthy weight, etc.
Naturally, having this dull ache there since Friday has been on my mind 24/7. It ended up with me going to Urgent Care this morning because my mind just kept telling me there must be something wrong. Had an EKG & chest x-ray and everything came back normal and the Doctor said my heart was fine and I was in no danger.
Idk, I’m upset though because I’ve still been feeling this dull ache and I’m still anxious about it. I think I know deep down that the ache is probably there because my anxiety is making me believe it has to be there/obsessing over it.
And I’m more upset because I’ve been on my increased medication now for almost 40 days. I’m trying to remind myself that my period is due sometime this week and I normally get more anxious/irrational when it comes around.
Has anyone ever had their health anxiety get so bad they imagining/creating what feels like real phsyical symptoms?
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