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Hi everyone. I am just gonna get to the point, I am driving myself crazy with health anxiety. So far this week I have had skin cancer, a brain tumour, lymphoma, a heart attack and a stroke.... and I'm still here. My "skin cancer" turned out to be a freckle/sun damage. My heart attack was chest pains from a panic attack, my lymphoma was sinusitis etc etc etc... The thing is I know how totally irrational I am being. I can totally see the logic but what I can't seem to get my head round is that all these aches,pains, twinges can actually be just caused by anxiety. I research Google tirelessly, as if trying to find some mystery illness that is "really" causing these pains. I have no real reason for my anxiety which somehow makes it feel harder to blame for everything. I have a happy home and work life, a supportive husband and perfect children yet this anxiety it taking over my life to the point where it it litterally all I think about. I'm going to list my symptoms...
Bizarre feeling under chin
Ear pressure and fullness
Odd tongue sensations
Funny sensation in my temples (pulsing???)
Feeling "out of it"
Feeling like I might faint
I am 34 year old, I am slim, don't smoke (I have an ecig) and don't drink (I have 2 young children). I go to the gym once a week. I have had blood tests (they didn't say what for exactly but mentioned blood count and thyroid) which came back totally normal, my ECG was the same. Had my neck and face examined when u had sinusitis, all fine. I feel constant trips to the GP are the only thing that eases my sense of impending doom but even that is short lived. I am on the waiting list for CBT and currently take 3 x 40mg propranolol a day. I'm just at my wits end, it's taking over my brain and I just don't know what to do anymore. Help! Could it be something underlying that the doctor hasn't picked up yet or is this really anxiety? Will I feel like this forever?!! So down about it at the moment 😢
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