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Hi everyone, well where do I start. I suffer with severe health anxiety. I'm absolutely petrified of anything and everything. At the beginning of December 05/12/14, I fell ill, I had chest pain and sweating all the time, no energy and so on....... I honestly thought I was going to die, turns out it was a chest infection.
But now a month on I'm getting all these strange feelings in my body and once again my anxiety is kicking in major time.
First off it started with pains in my groin so I thought I had cancer. Then I had this horrible itching all over my body, but only in places I was thinking in my mind. Then I started getting all these red blemishes come up, which to me was (some crazy illness). Then I started getting neck pains and started feeling around and thought my glands were swollen. Now my current symptoms are sore/tickle throat (but doctors can't see anything) I also have strange bowel moments. 4 days ago I couldn't go to the toilet (number 2) the next day I finally managed but it was a struggle and felt like constipation. Now this is where it gets strange, yesterday and today I have had really bad diorrea (very watery) and as you can imagine I'm scared (very scared). My health anxiety is destroying my life! I panic that there is somthing wrong and then I panic if I say to myself (it's just your anxiety) incase it isn't and I do have somthing wrong with me.
I went doctors yesterday and he said my throat was fine and my blood pressure was fine and that the red blemishes that are on my face and back are all normal. So why is it that I'm so scared of anything to do with health still? Honestly I'm going crazy. I haven't eaten in 3 days, I barely drink anymore (not alcohol) water and that, and I'm so tired and I mean I'm tired all the time, I slept 8 hours last night due to new medication the doc has put me on (Dizapan) but I am still always tired, my eyes are heavy and I could fall asleep anywhere. But all this makes me think I have a horrible illness.
I feel like an idiot and have no one to talk to cos people will just look at me and laugh..... but honestly this is not funny anymore. I get so upset I start crying and shaking and think my whole life is over, I'm only 26.
I appreciate any help or info you guys have to offer.
Thank you in advance
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