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I've suffered from health anxiety for months now, at first I was obsessed with my heart and constantly checking my pulse. But now I have this unrelenting fear that I have or at some point will have cancer.
I have no idea where this came from, my councillor thinks it was triggered by my moving out of my family home. I have been taking sertraline for two weeks now but I still can't let this anxiety go. It takes very little to set me off, MacMillan adverts for example make me nervous. And I read stories all the time about people who despite being healthy, die of this disease, my mum's sister died of lymphoma when she was only 26.
I've never had a blood test or any scans, I've always been in good enough health and never had anything that needed further investiation. I'm only 20 and this fear is wrecking my life to the point where I've self-harmed to try and stop the horrible thoughts, I know how pathetic I am but does anyone else have this fear? I'm losing grip, why is my mind doing this to me?
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