Suffering with health anxiety really bad does anyone else?

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Hi I have suffered with this for a long time but I have recently come off my anti depressants and it's got really bad. I'm constantly checking for lumps on my body especially my breasts. I don't know what to do I don't want to go on tablets again does anyone else have any advice please

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    Perhaps you should see your doctor to arrange counselling and CBT.
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    I've been doing this a lot lately myself! This sickness is terrible
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    I suffered from this for two years, but my health issues are real. I had to tell myself that if I wanted to stay off anti depressants I needed to take myself in hand. I kept a diary of how I was feeling and reading over it showed me how I was over reacting. I was able to pinpoint triggers, and try to avoid them. Remember what you eat can also play a parti n it as well. stay off caffeine and chocolate and eat three good meals a day. rare I know but it is part oft he healing process.

    good luck

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    Just remember that its good to have a routine to look for lumps and bumps. Realistically we should all do it. Set yourself a time within 24 hours to examine yourself all over ONCE. Maybe in the morning or after a shower….having done that don't waste any more time in the next 23 hours worrying about it. Nothing dreadful is going to appear in that time….

    What you should be doing is releasing your stress by eating well, not smoking, little alcohol and exercise. Plus a hobby maybe even reading to move your brain away from this obsession………the worst is very unlikely to ever happen…..

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