Hello people of AnxietyZone.com, iv been lurking on this site for a few weeks and iv found a lot of interesting posts; so iv decided to register and share my own health anxiety story. I don't plan to disclose of it all right here but ill give a rough introduction. Currently, and for the past two months iv been suffering from health anxiety. Basically, i'm dwelling on past events that reside inside my mind as ways for how i could contract a serious sexually transmitted disease. To simply put, the events are things like scratching at a mosquito bite at my school computer lab until it bleed a little, or simply walking past a person on the side walk who looks sick. You're probably reading this right now and thinking "wtf is this kid thinking, how do you worry about things like this?". But these feelings are true, and they are backed up my the horrible symptoms of anxiety that im experiencing right now such as neck pains, IBS, headaches and complete fatigue. Its a terrible terrible feeling. In addition, Iv seen three different doctors now, and they all have told me its either impossible to have this disease, or there's nothing to worry about, but here i am, still having these exact feelings after the visits.
I guess that sums up the introductions, im an 18 year old Canadian male, just finished grade 12 and hoping to go to university for commerce. The good thing is that i'm going to be taking a victory lap year at high school starting in September and only taking a few easy courses. I have about a full year to fix this whole mess, and i have a lot of questions and stories to tell.
Hopefully in the future i can come back to this exact post (posted aug 22, 2013) and think, "you were so foolish and gullable", hopefully.... Untill then i cant wait to get into the chat room and meet all the friendly people here, thanks for taking the time to read this.