Hypocondria

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Are you more hypochondriac in perimenopause? l have lots of pain and fear and cancerphobia

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    since entering this stage of life yes its made me a hypochondriac im always focusing on my symptoms and thinking the worst cancer,some horrible disease etc its horrible as i was never like this before its horrible and i cant break free from it its tormenting everyday day in day out never no peace

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      i am the same and terrified to go to medical dr. do not google as that wilk only make your anxiety and fear much worse. watch the anxiety guy and wonderbro on youtube...Write your thoughts down down...I also go to therapy for my catastrophic thinking because I certainly don’t want to think this way and do everything I can to get out of my head. Some people don’t understand that it’s not intentional it’s my genetic make up

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      me too pamela....you described it perfect.

      i recently had someone close to me get a serious diagnosis and i went off the freaking deep end. It made the hypochondria so much worse. ugh. i seem to never be without a symptom to worry about

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      Hi Rose!! i could have written your post!!!❤ this is so not fun and you are right,, I've told everyone.. (and my therapist) i certainly dont mean to feel this way!! mornings are so hard for me 😦 anxiety is always through the roof... everything thing starts spinning... i try to reel all these anxious thoughts back in... its painfully difficult ....

      (((hugs to all you wonderful women)))

      unless a person has been down this road, they wont understand ❤

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    Hi sabrina

    Not sure it's even hypochondria really, it's like an increased health anxiety. And in all fairness, it's usually started by having so many symptoms which are physical, and with being so anxious and feeling out of control, it just takes over. I've always had health anxiety really, so when I hit meno it wasn't unfamiliar thank goodness, but it's awful to be frightened with it xx

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    I am. I have always had an irrational fear of cancer as my Mom died of cancer when I was young. But in peri, I am worse. Fear of every little ache, pain and palpatation. Anxiety is much worse also. Taking calming teas and herbs. Helps a little. Meditation helps a little. Talking helps a little. Good luck.

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    Hi Sabrina

    Yes!!!!

    I have developed severe health anxiety in peri... So severe that I am seeing a psychotherapist. That has really helped me dealing with my fear of serious illness whenever a new peri-symptom appear.

    I still get anxious but I have learned to brush it off instead of dwelling with it. My lifequality has improved a lot the past month.

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    im terrible i lost my mam to cancer at 46 and im currently 46 im utterly past myself every little thing but terrified of the gp

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    Yes.. I feel like the doctors might have missed something. Although, I've seen MANY specialists, had NUMEROUS tests, and COUNTLESS visits to the doctor and ER...

    I just want to feel normal again.. I'm 45 and sure don't feel like it...

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    Same here! And I don't go to the dr because I don't know how to explain my symptoms.

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    Same here! And I don't go to the dr because I don't know how to explain my symptoms.

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