Health anxiety no ones listening to me

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Hi iv had an awful year going from one thing to another , since Feb this year .. Recent blood test come back saying no further action required but I can see on print out white blood count below normal and red above normal range , both only by a point or so ... But looking back in other print outs they are different ... I'm worried now ... Missing something ... Iv lost weight recently to so this is stressing me out to ... Just hate this anxiety in my head constantly can't enjoy anything as always there ...

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    Hello in most tests I would think there are normal ranges so a point here or there wouldn't make much of a difference I shldnt think. I would try to believe docs. Not easy I know! Worry will make you lose weight. I know about that too! Health anxiety is the pits. If you,ve been checked then try and believe docs! They are there to help not hinder......says me who is too scared to go to doc!!! I wish you well. 
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    Snap! Digestive problems I mean! Ive been feeling nauseous all day and unable to eat. The thought of food just turns my stomach. This has been ongoing but I know why it started. Because of health anxiety weight loss freaks me out! I'm on the scales a dozen times a day. The more I worry the more nauseous I am the more weight I lose. It's a vicious circle. I'm like you .......think the worst. I'm petrified of doctors and all things medical so won't go to be checked.

    I'm heart sick of feeling like this! Rant over! How long have you had a problem? 

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      It's awful isn't it ... Iv been like this for several years but really bad this year ... Iv had one thing after another ... Starting in Feb , tons of blood tests , scans , consultants ... All think I'm nuts ... I'm constantly told its anxiety ... But now the weight is dropping ... So I'm in bits convinced it's C .. Somewhere in my body .. I have IBS for years , then recently indigestion ... But consultant happy all connected ... But I'm convinced it's worse ... Sorry my rant ... How about you ?
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    Much about the same really tho I'm self diagnosed! Not good I know but I'm totally phobic about all things medical. I'm 67 and have had anxiety since I was 5 would you believe. Became health anxiety in my 20s. Cancer being the biggest fear. Totally fed up of feeling ill and anxious. Had four years with hardly a blip but this year has been a nightmare and its all because of my imagination!!! 
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      Sucks doesn't it ... I'm 43 ... Am utterly convinced I have C going on and everyone's missing it ...

      The media doesn't help as it's everywhere i can't watch to if got it in or magazines or if people start to talk about it I tell them to stop or change the subject ... Just don't know where to go with my recent worries ..

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      hi

      ​watched dr's behind closed doors this morning and even 2 of there patients where in tears over anxiety , it's getting every where, yet i never hardly hear anything about prior to this year.

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    hello

    ​i had the very similiar readout, my white blood cell count was on the bottom at 6.0, however you will find they can fluctuate and the cause can be many things, if the doc is not concerned dont worry, also you will find for example in usa they have a slightly different set of scales so what is normal in the usa it could be slightly ab normal in the uk, 1 point is nothing to be concerned over specialy if the doc as said your fine, loosing weight is because your adrenalin is peaking due to your anxiety, all to do with the fight or flight .are you on meds ? cbt ? take care

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      Thanks Wayne , I'm feeling so low today clothes all baggy I'm focusing so much in the weight .... Can adrenalin do that ? I have been in constant fight flight all this year I think ... Yes had CBT but ended now ... Tried ADs had mad reaction never again !!!
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    hello

    ​the adrenalin is in all of us, but high peaks of adrenalin are dam awefull,honestly i was calling my docs dailly asking why i had 2 abnorml items on my blood and i did all the google things and convinced i had a serious problem, was convinced i couldn't even fight a cold with my white blood cells, your over worrying about these test and really for nothing, if it was you would be getting treatment. back to adrenalin the checmical produced either makes you fight your challenge or run from it, this in turn makes you heart race palputations and can make you feel nausea and like you want to fall down. did you try AD for long where they an ssri type ? example sertraline.my first 6 weeks of anxiety depression put me in hospital 3 times and 2 stone lighter, i thought i was dying, so because of this i wanted to end it all and didn't want to suffer a slow decline,i was checking my BP 50 times a day, my oxygen blood levels constantly and even checked my poo for colour,omg how stupid was i, my mind was convincing me that i was suffering from everything ,this had to stop. i remember once, years ago they tested patients with headaches , some with pills and some with pills but they where only sweets , they were not supprised how many of them lost there headaches with the sweets but they thought they were meds ? . the mind is a powerfull thing, anyway after my 6 weeks on sertraline i was feeling much better, i started to sit in the garden but never went away from home, then each week got better, started to eat and eat a lot lol, then started to go out but not far, then after almost 4 months finally made it to my doctors , first time. they put me on meds to block adrenaline noproprolol i think it's called or similiar , 40mg dailey, so together these 2 meds have me back upto 95%, i have had 1 bad day last week but this week feel even better, so all in all i have gone from not wanting to be here and major weight loss in 1 month to almost perfect. now i have booked myself onto a calm group for 12 weeks to complete i hope my journey of this aweful condition. i do have to add that at 52 i have been very fit and healthy most of my life, dont smoke, drink only at celebrations, so i would never imagine getting hit by this anxiety thing. no one is safe from it but we all can over come it. take care you will get there.

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      Thanks again , helps to talk , feeling so stressed anxious today no one to talk to about it who understands ... Can be very isolating ... I will ring the doctors tomorrow I think see what they say ...need reassurance all the time it's just awful

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    Hello lady40s

    I understand the feeling of being alone especially when you have health anxiety. I understand that people with health anxiety tends to be worried all the time even if the results of the check up shows nothing is wrong. What i dont understand is why there's inconsistencies in the other print outs of your checkup. The thing you should consider at the moment is to change your mindset when facing this situation, show all the results to your doctors and tell them about the other print outs to be certain. Don't overthink things. Try to think positively. 

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      Yes will try getting to see talk to a doctor is so hard ... It says on paper no further treatment required ... The bloods show I'm one point or so below normal range or above ... I guess if was way out would have me in !!

      Sometimes I think being able to have print out a bad thing for someone like me I analyse it so much then compare ... If I had said no to print out , I would be none the wiser as the receptionist said , all come back normal no further treatment required ... I said to her if weren't ok what works it say ? She said , it works be in bold to make a further appointment with the doctor ..

      But iv now spent the whole weekend worrying myself ...

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    Start taking probiotics and change your diet to a clean healthy diet. If you cant eat yet use nutritiinal shakes they have so many flavors. Your body NEEDs nutrients, dont starve yourself from that.
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    ++ on lisa comments, probiotics deffo and you can get on perscription food drinks that give you i think 350 cals a drink .problem is some probiotics do nothing the best ones are the most expensive which doesn't surprise me .
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