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Offline Jess0617

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Am I crazy?
« on: May 12, 2014, 10:40:17 PM »
In December I experienced my first panic attack after going to the ER and finding out I have ovarian cysts. Since December I have gone from one disease to the next and have had multiple tests done to "Ease my mind".
I've had the following:
--A 24 hour holter monitor for my heart
--A treadmill stress test for my heart
--A Doppler ultrasound to check for a DVT in my legs
---An abdomen xray
---A follow-up ultrasound on my ovaries and uterus from my cysts
--A ton of blood work
--A brain CT scan
--I've had to have a mole removed because my doctor thought I had melanoma
--Ive also recently gone to the doctor with a lump on my calf paranoid I had bone cancer

Now I have what I think is a swollen lymph node and I'm convinced I have lymphoma. I'm only 20..i can only imagine what my list will look like by the time i'm 40.
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Re: Am I crazy?
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2014, 10:59:05 PM »
You're not crazy you just have severe anxiety about your health or in other words hypochondriasis. I have the same thing but maybe not as severe as yours is. One day I am convinced I have a brain tumor and the next it could be MS or ALS. Right now I have anxiety about having crohns disease, colitis, or possibly some type of cancer. If your not seeing a mental health professional please do so they can really help.
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Re: Am I crazy?
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2014, 02:42:42 AM »
I knew a girl when I was 16 who had an ovarian cyst, so I assume they're not that uncommon?

My health anxiety developed after I had a severe bacterial infection of my stomach. Guess it's the mind's natural response to not desperately want things to get "worse".

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helps a lot, I would highly recommend it.
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Currently afraid of: Bacterial infections, toxic ingestions

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