I've had swollen lymph nodes for months and the doctors don't seem to be concerned because I have no other symptoms.. but these lymph nodes are huge and because my chart says anxiety, they don't take me seriously. I mean, come on, I'm not even medicated... I DON'T make this stuff up!!
AIDS... this I DO make up. I've never told ANYONE about this fear...it kills me inside. I have never had unprotected sex until my current boyfriend. One time a condom broke, but to spare the details, it was early on in the process. When my doctors refused to investigate my swollen lymph nodes, I started diagnosing myself. The minute that I saw Swollen Lymphs could mean HIV/AIDS, my heart dropped. My boyfriend got what we think is poison ivy on his elbows a few weeks back, and IMMEDIATELY I saw AIDS is a symptom of a rash and I convinced myself I gave him AIDS and that I have ruined his life.
I just need to know I'm not alone. I drive myself crazy in my head. Boyfriend doesn't understand the anxiety much, I have no outlet & nobody to talk to. It hurts.