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Mine has only just developed. I was sick last year and for 4 months they couldn't tell me what was wrong. Drs were telling me that it was anxiety. Although I acknowledged that I was anxious, I expressed it was because they didn't know what was wrong with me. I eventually agreed to take anti anxiety medication - unfortunately I had a bad reaction and had to go to hospital. So then I changed Drs!! I was referred to an ENT specialist who actually found the cause of my illness (Labrynthitis). After 4 months of Drs telling me there was nothing wrong, THEY were wrong!
So now I have this issue of health anxiety. I've become so hyper aware of my body that as soon as my heart beats a fraction faster or my body aches in a new place, I get scared there is something terribly wrong. When a dr tells me I'm okay - I believe them to start with then that little voice reminds me that Drs have previously told me I was okay when I absolutely was not!
After months of therapy i have again agreed to start taking anti anxiety medication (from a different ingredient list) but again that little voice inside me reminds me of the last time I tried it I had to go to hospital.
So not only am I struggling to trust Drs, I'm now also paranoid about medication. (It took me ages to convince myself vitamin tablets are okay!)
So to summarise... Drs failed to discover my illness until it was too late and tried to convince me I was just anxious. I was right, there was something wrong. Now I'm just about recovered but now have anxiety because I lost trust in Drs...
How have other people come out the other side of this health anxiety?
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