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I've been suffering from health anxiety for about a year now, although it first started with me worrying there was something wrong with one of my children but turned to me around Christmas time.
I was convinced I had a brain tumour, though not sure why I started to think it. I got more and more anxious and started to get pains in my head, heart skipping a beat, blurred vision, crying a lot and generally panicky. I finally went to the doctors in early June and my gp was quite sure it was health anxiety. She sent me for blood tests which all came back fine.
I felt much better for a couple of weeks after and all the pains in my head went and I actually felt like myself again. Then I started to get a pain in my leg, so I was convinced I had a blood clot or bone cancer. A pain in my arm and it must be a heart attack. I've had a bit of a sore gum on and off for a couple of weeks and read something earlier that convinced me it must be cancer.
I am so exhausted of feeling like this about every single thing. Two of my children have had a sickness bug this week and I was convinced they must have cancer. It literally makes me just want to sleep. My husband is an amazing support and somehow puts up with me.
Does anyone else feel like this? Worry about the tinest of things? It's wearing me down.
I should add my lovely gp has recommended I have CBT which I'm happy to do but in my area you have to self refer and once you email them they call you to discuss the problem briefly and I just can't bring myself to do it, I hate talking on the phone at the best of times and even this makes me anxious.
Is there anyone that can relate to this? Sorry this is so long.
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