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My name is Lisa and I've been suffering with health anxiety for nearly 5 years now. I have hypersensitivity so every tiny change in my body, I feel and dwell on. I get all the usual anxiety symptoms....chest pain, palpitations, chills,nausea, racing heart, hot flushes, a feeling of impending death. Although I've been diagnosed with health anxiety, no healthcare professional has offered me any help. No meds, no therapy, nothing. Every time I visit my gp worried over a health issue, I get told its anxiety with no tests. They listen to heart, lungs and check my bp, but that's where it stops. I'm just trusting the words of my gp with no proof that I'm not seriously ill. Its gotten to the point now that I'm having attacks all the time because of some new ache pain or twinge but I'm worried if I keep going to the doctors, they'll just tell me its anxiety without even checking into my complaint. Does anybody else feel like they're constantly fobbed off?? Thanks in advance for any input.
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