- Melanie – I do! I don’t cut myself, but I swear I am dying of something every day. I am very emetophobic, and I google everything!
- Onomato – Not sure if I can call it hypochondria, but sometimes when I lie in bed at night I have this great fear that I will die in that very instant. I fear that my heart will stop beating or that I will suffocate and I get so scared that I get up and walk around to get rid of the fear.
- Brent – Yes! Anxiety has caused me to Hypochondria. No need to be sorry! It’s hard to deal with. Hang in there and remember, you’re never alone!
- Robbyn – I have that! I’m sure every pain in my body is cancer. I hate it!
- Logan – Brent, that’s how my hubby is too!
- Lisa – Oh I do have hypochondria!! It’s not fun! I’ve had to block WebMD from my computer.
- Julie – I have had heard this before. I hope you get some answers that are helpful. AND YES, Always remember, you are NEVER alone.
- Deborah – Don’t be alone. We are here to help xxxx pm me, if you need xxx
- Brent – Never ever go see Doctor Google! It only makes our anxiety worse! Trust me!!!
Rachel – You’re not alone, just having a rough time. It will pass with love and support. Back when I was a chronic insomniac and alone for many months at a time, I would get things and be convinced that I had something chronic. For me, nighttime was always worse because everything was shut and there was no one around. I used to manage by saying if it was still bad by morning, I’d see someone. It’d always come back as nothing because it made me look like a hypochondriac and I was treated like one. I have controls now. If a lump doesn’t go down after a few days, it could be something bad. Usually it’s a spot.Dr google is helpful for symptoms but they do make it bad by saying, if you got this, see a dr asap. And your Dr says, that’s ok!
That feeling of I’m going to die is what I call a “real” panic attack. Less about anxiety, more about truly believing you will die. I’ve only ever had one and I woke up at 3am convinced my heart had stopped. I could feel it and there was a real dread. Usual panic attacks are less terrifying and more about hyperventilating.
- Jessie – Yes, I’ve got hypochondria. It is awful. I’m sorry you’re going through that
- Rosemarie – I think the best thing to do is see a dr, get a physical and have him order a bunch of blood work.. I’m sure that will ease you mind that you are ok. Also for major anxiety which I have my counselor told me to read : Help and Hope for your Nerves by Dr. Claire Weeks… It’s an amazing book!! It explains how panic attacks get started, how you feel when you get panic attacks and how to help yourself.. It’s a very easy book to read, paperback and got at Amazon for cheap
- Sarah – You need help
- Nandi – Last night, I was so on the edge that I called a suicide prevention hotline. It’s not really what they said that changed my thoughts, but basic human connection. Hearing someone care, and knowing that they worry about you makes such a difference. I always feel stuck and alone, but I notice when I just can talk to someone or just have a hug or a voice on the other line, it’s such a ray of hope. Reach out, even if to a stranger. It is so worth it.
- Melissa – Oh my goodness yes. Every pain or funny feeling in my head is a stroke or aneurism . If my heart skips a beat I’m having a heart attack . It fuels my anxiety big time
- Nandi – And don’t let people tell you that something is wrong with you. There is NOTHING wrong with you. Life gets hard, and we all have our own coping mechanisms, and even if yours Is not the healthiest, it’s yours. Just reach out to someone. No situation is hopeless!
- Tara – I get that also
- Bianca – I’ve had this for many years, it’s so terrible. Everyday is pretty much a struggle thinking something is wrong with you, checking sun spots, moles daily. If i find a lump I think it’s most likely the C word! See I can’t even say it. It’s so scary, I’m straight at the doctors but it’s always usually fine. I just have to keep telling myself out body is full of lumps & bumps & we all have lymph nodes right? Hope you get through this
- Tara – I kinda get the opposite, but maybe it is the same in some way? I am terrified of doctors and hospitals and such. I always feel they will find something wrong when I don’t need anything else on top of this! So, I try to avoid. I haven’t seen a doc in a looong time besides my psych doc and she ordered blood work which I still haven’t got done. Not sure I want to know if I also have this and that. Plus, I am agoraphobic and it feels like it is so far away to get this blood work done. I am a nervous driver so I am already in panic mode by the time I get there and then I don’t want to sit down, I feel fight or flight and just want to run back to my truck and come home.
I feel you though, you are going through a lot and need compassion and reassurance. *sending good vibes and virtual hugs*
- Rosemarie – Tara. Let’s say you did get your blood work done and you had a deficiency of some sort,,, then the Dr can correct it before something gets worse. My blood work came back that I was SEVERELY low on Vitamin D. So I am now taking Vitamin D.. I also found out that if one is extremely low on Vitamin D that being low can cause Depression, muscle aches and pains and all sorts of other things, as for my self I would rather find out what’s wrong with me and do something about it before it’s too late! Just sayin’
- Colleen – Living with it right now……mostly mine is heart but ekg stress echo n labs all normal. its hell living with it. You’re not alone ….
- Courtney – I have had hypochondria resulting in panic disorder for the last 4 years. The moment I wake up until the time I go to sleep I’m constantly terrified experiencing multiple panic attacks a day. It has ruined my social life, professional life and family and friend relationships. You are not alone and there will always be people behind you for support.
- Shayla – Thank you guys this means a lot to me and my parents say that they will get me “treatment” but what has been done… absolutely nothing… they gave me a vitamin mixture I have adverse reactions to… other wise each and every day I put a knife to my neck or wrist and feel like my world is crashing down… no one that I know knows the unbearable mental and physical shit us hypochondriacs go through and I am on an anxiety forum which helps when I read the replays but once I log out it all goes out the other ear and the fear starts again to never end. Cure and hope are not words in my vocabulary… and to make my anxiety worse my parents do not take me to the doctor they just keep guessing its “this, that, and the other” really not helpful parents.
Hello I have a question for you: Does anyone else have Hypochondria? I do and it is getting to the point to where I am cutting myself to force my anxiety to get worse and make me fear tetanus and such, sorry for my rambling but I feel stuck and alone.