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Re: How did you begin to have health anxiety? Would love to hear.
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2014, 08:39:38 AM »
For me it was the side effects of a medication that sent me to the er after thinking I was having a stroke or heart attack when it was the med so since then I was 36 at the time and many trips to the er and doctors and many test showed nothing then 13 years later here I am still thinking the worse but I also do have some physical conditions and lost many family members to cancer or other illnesses so I worry everyday all day and feel miserable.
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Re: How did you begin to have health anxiety? Would love to hear.
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2014, 09:53:01 AM »
I had health anxiety first over TSS because I get headaches a lot, it was probably dehydration. I obsessed with TSS for awhile, then it was rabies once my fingers started to tingle after typing too much, and that fear was so bad, it lasted a year and sometimes I'd make multiple posts a day on here. Then the anxiety was bearable for awhile and I wasn't on here all the time. After awhile with my anxiety I did self harm (cutting myself) I still have the scars on my wrist, for I was so angry that I wasn't in theraphy, then I went to school and got into theraphy through that (I'm in high school). I now after about 8 months of theraphy, a change in diet, and a change in my lifestyle have little to no anxiety, the only anxiety I have is hormonal and I can't really make that stop. My anxiety is at an all time low now that i'm not catching wild animals or doing anything stupid like I did when I was younger. My anxiety is at an all time low, party time!  :banana: :party0006:
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Re: How did you begin to have health anxiety? Would love to hear.
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2014, 10:58:38 AM »
My mother died unexpectedly at 50. I was 16 weeks pregnant with our first child.
When our first child was born (a son) he was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis ***** 8 days old.
We suffered a miscarriage on our next pregnancy ***** 10 weeks.

I am surrounded by death & heartache. That's why I have HA.
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Re: How did you begin to have health anxiety? Would love to hear.
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2014, 12:56:51 PM »
My dad and step mom are medical professionals, occasionally they'd come home from work when I was younger and they'd tell each other about their patients that day. They worked in the PICU so they were seeing kids/teens in critical condition every day. I'd listen in on their conversations and every time they'd mention symptoms I'd check myself for that symptom.
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Re: How did you begin to have health anxiety? Would love to hear.
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2014, 01:36:14 PM »
i had my first panic attack at 14 after that suffered with GAD for many years and eventally began thinking it was more than anxiety had checks bloods nothing ever came back wroung all clear after that became like a obsession
my doctor told me it is common to see people with anxiety or GAD to end up being a HA/hypercondriac
but there is help zoloft works great it also stops obsessions and thoughts really good id highly reccommend if yoou havent allready


50mg zoloft
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Re: How did you begin to have health anxiety? Would love to hear.
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2014, 02:42:08 PM »
I suffer from HA because after I had kids i just got nervous that every little thing would kill me and i wouldnt be here to take care of them anymore or worse! leave them with my husbands crappy family lol
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Re: How did you begin to have health anxiety? Would love to hear.
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2014, 04:39:26 PM »
Are the side effects bad? That's my scare with meds.
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Re: How did you begin to have health anxiety? Would love to hear.
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2014, 06:11:23 PM »
I was 16, and I felt a lump on my nutt. 3 days later in school we had a thing on testicular cancer, freaked me out, i skipped the class and had a panic attack. Went to my doctor, checked it out, got ultrasound and everything was find, just a cyst or something.
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Re: How did you begin to have health anxiety? Would love to hear.
« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2014, 06:14:15 PM »
I think mine started when I was in high schol, almost on a subconscious level. I had a teacher die from stomach cancer in the span of a few months. One week she was there, saying her stimach hurt, the folowing week she was gone to the hospital, and we found out she was sick. Crazy. Then I watched my grandpa die, and he was really sick. Also cancer, also very ugly. I spent a lot of time reading about crazy diseases on wikipedia, and I think that also kind of caught up to me. I also got depressed and diagnosed with anxiety to years ago after a bout of panic attacks. I feel like that manifested itself in the form of hypochondria...and that's where I've been since then...trying to manage, going up and down.
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Re: How did you begin to have health anxiety? Would love to hear.
« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2014, 06:15:14 PM »
That would scare any man I'm sure!
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"The only illness that we can't accept is hypochondria."

"Never Google, everyone will catch an invisible tumor!"

"Anxiety is not a doctor. Neither is the internet."

Actual diagnosis : chronic sinusitis.
Google diagnosis : brain cancer.

Symptoms : dizzy head feeling.

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