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I'm a 22 year old female, over the past few months I've been suffering from health anxiety. I could normally put it to the back of my mind & forget about it but recently I've been thinking about it all the time. I've only just told my fiancé about it but he doesn't really understand how I'm feeling.
I google every symptom/pain/strange feeling that I have which inevitably says I've got cancer or some other awful illness. I do have a phobia of getting cancer & I'm constantly checking & prodding & poking myself for any kind of lump.
A couple of months ago I was suffering with heartburn & a feeling of fullness just below my sternum, I obviously googled this & it came up with GERD but also stomach cancer, oesophageal cancer, I then started to panic ever more! I saw my doctor about this & told him my fears, of course he told me not to worry too much about cancer & he prescribed my with lansoprazole, these did help which then put my mind at rest & my anxiety to the back of my mind.
Recently though I've had symptoms of all sorts!!! Of course I downloaded the WebMD app for the symptom checker. Entered all my symptoms & it said generalised anxiety disorder. I again went to my doctor & she gave me a prescription for beta blockers, I googled them & of course I didn't get the prescription because these slow your heart rate, to which I panicked & thought "if I take these my heart will slow down too much & stop" stupid I know!!!
So recently I've been having a feeling of fullness again in my abdomen, just below my sternum, of course googled again to which "enlarged spleen" came up, I then found Leukemia, I have afew of the symptoms such as tiredness, but not all. I'm now convinced I've got Leukemia!!! I can't get it out of my mind & I'm feeling panicky!!! I just want these feelings to go away 😔
Please tell me I'm not alone! Xxx
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