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Over the last couple of months i have been suffering with health anxiety. It all started on the 19th March when i went to A&E with chest pains and heart palpitations (i was convinced that i was having a heart attack) after hours of tests and waiting they let me go home and said they suspected that i had an anxiety attack. Although the doctors wanted to be sure so i am still waiting for an appointment to come through the post to have a ECG fitted for 7 days to check on my heart palpitations are nothing to worry about (understandably with the current pandemic its taking a while to get the appointment) Since then i have been suffering with stomach pains and loss of apatite (the doctors think its just a bit of acid reflux) I have had everything go through my head. Firstly i thought i had stomach cancer, then bowel cancer. Then i had some sensitivity in my armpits and glands so i immediately thought it was lymphoma. Then i noticed an unusual mole on my scalp, surprise surprise i think its melanoma (i have since been to the doctors to have it checked and they said its nothing to worry about). And most recently i have been having tension headaches and a itchy scalp, and yep you guessed it my mind jumps to the conclusion that it must be a brain tumour!
I am completely aware that my fears are completely irrational. And i am only 27 years old so relatively low risk for most of these problems, but i am still terrified that i will miss a symptom and then it will be too late. I never used to be like this, i have a 8 month old baby boy and the thought of not seeing him grow up terrifies me.
Sorry that this was so long, I was just curious if anyone else has been feeling the same way and if they had any tips to help me chill out!
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