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Hey, not sure why I'm doing this but I feel like I need to reach out and talk to people about it. I'm 18 years old and my problems really started like 3 months ago when I found out I had Scoliosis that was never treated during growth, it wasn't anything serious but this is what really started my health anxiety issues. Since then every time I get any sensation in my body or feeling I seem to think it's something new or somehow convince myself it's really serious to the point where I feel depressed, I feel like I am living my life currently as if I am terminally ill!! I've went from thinking I have MS, ALS to heart issues over the space of 2 months. Most of which was cleared up by the doctor with ecgs etc.
About 3 weeks ago the doctor also told me my thyroid is Overactive, however after 2 or 3 tests it came back underactive, then Overactive again so it's been all over the place. As soon as I'd left the doctors that day I've felt this tight feeling around my neck (just below my Adams apple) and I literally cannot stop thinking about it regardless of the fact I have no difficulty swallowing, pain or anything, it's just a focus on the neck. The thyroid problems have had me constantly worrying about cancer and stuff even though I'm showing none of the symptoms. I just want to try and put an end to this health anxiety but I don't know how, even when I avoid the Internet and Googling symptoms I then make them up in my head, thinking that it's probably cancer or something.
I can't keep going to the doctor for everything because the "symptoms" are changing all the time around my body and I'm focused on new stuff every day which comes and goes. I've been worried about it to the point where I gave myself a tension headache for nearly 5 days and my neck muscles were all tight and tender. Naturally I assumed the worst and thought I had brain cancer. The thing is, I'm a logical person but my mind doesn't listen.
Sorry for the massive paragraphs, I just felt I had to vent these feelings and didn't know where to go.
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