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TOPIC TITLE: Health anxiety- anyone else??
Created On 1/16/18 9:50 AM
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1/16/18 9:50 AM
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i found this site and i was hoping to get some chizzuk or help, however, i see there is no topic addressed to the condition i am suffering with.
to start off, im bh healthy 28 year old, however i suffer from severe health anxiety that sometimes ruins my life. health anxiety is also called hypocondria. its anxiety revolving around your health constantly convincing you that you are sick in some sort of way. i have ocd related to this as well.
i am constantly running to doctors for every little thing i feel or see. im always running for testing. i have had many many tests done just bec of my anxiety. to list a few: MRI- ULTRASOUND- COLONOSCOPY etc..(for not good reason)
my ocd is constantly checking for lumps & bumps on my body which causes me such stress!!!!!!
my doctors are sick and tired of me. they tell me to go treat my anxiety and not make them crazy.
i started doing cbt therapy, however it didnt help much.
i could sometimes sit & cry from my anxiety, i have no koach to deal with it anymore!!
wondering if there is anyone else out here suffering from this?

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8/1/18 2:55 PM
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Hi, I don't suffer from this condition but I've been suffering from obsessive thoughts in some areas so I can relate a bit.
Hope you find good help.
I know it might not work for you, but I'll share anyway because it helps me. I'm working with therapist to understand how my anxiety and other issues came from my childhood. This helps me feel more in control of my anxiety. It helps me blame myself less for having these problems.
Good luck and I know that the journey can feel endless and I can't promise you anything. But I came a very long way and maybe knowing that can help you not to give up.

Working on my issues in therapy, making progress.

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