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Health anxiety is high today, has been for the last couple of days, aches and pains all over, hyperventilating etc. Am trying breathing exercises but not helping too much at the moment - I know it's psychological, the more I think about it, the worse I feel. Sorry folks, just wanted to offload a bit ๐Ÿ˜ž

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    Hi Karen..sounds like me today! Struggling to look after my granddaughter as every breath I try to take is a struggle and have sharp stabbing pains all over and in my back and chest. I feel ur pain
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      It is ๐Ÿ˜ต my life has been on hold for last 3 years with it being really bad. Had to give my job up as well. Had health anxiety most of my life but especially cardiophobia last 27 years after having my son. Nightmare. Starting NLP on Mon and she's confident she can help so I live in hope! Just try and breeeathe. I'm gonna look up the Buteyko technique when my hubby gets in lol
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    Hey Karen you and I both. Mine has just started acting up again as of yesterday, but I got a 1.5 week break from hypochondria and anxiety. I was diagnosed with anxiety 4months ago after intense heart&chest pains sent me to the ER few days after Christmas. I couldn't stay asleep, grinder my teeth so hard my jaws n gums were sore. My left arm kept going dead n I kept hyperventilating.

    After all that I started getting aches&pains all over, makes me worry constantly that I have at least 5dfrnt types of cancer. Diabetes,lupus, MS, ALS you name it. But sometimes I get a break from it all for like 2wks.

    I notice when I sleep in my friend's big, comfy bed upstairs with lights off I feel normal. But when I sleep on my lumpy futon in my basement apt with a light on I feel weird aches.

    So now I'm starting to tell myself I'm not dying n stop checking my body for signs of illnesses.

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      Hi Nattalie I know where your coming from I have general anxiety disorder plus health anxiety started after my dad died I was only 27 had a 10 month old son and an older daughter but had this for about 5 months now wake up about 5 in morning then it starts like a fever then chills feeling of fear trembling loss of appetite during day weight loss I seem to better at night time and get my appetite back all blood test came back ok been on citalapram for 6 years but Dr going to change them talked to a therapist on telephone there's a 3 month waiting list but going to a group one nxt wk just want to get right again like your selfย 
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      I'm in a new country where I barely know anyone and have hardly any money. So I can't afford to get therapy or even visit doctors to have a million tests done. Of course when It just started I went to a doctor n was told it's anxiety disorder n very high stress levels.

      But the health anxiety is the worst n it's like every single day someone I know dies! These days my heart rate goes up n I get anxious when I get calls or texts from certain numbers because I think it's gonna be news of another person I know dying

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    Do you have a therapist or a counsellor or someone who can help?
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