Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Am a Hypochondriac

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 724 People

    Okay, the emergency room probably hates me.

    I've been to the hospital maybe over 20 times the last three months. I am terrified of everything .. For one I kept having secretions come from my mouth ( clear ) and a little Cough which is still ongoing and did an x ray, the doctors found a nodule which they did a ct scan and...
    angelinajbaby angelinajbaby 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Hello, I'm stuck in a comprising position in

    which I believe (and I have successfully tricked) both my body and brain into thinking I am terminally ill and that even with doctor's ressearcance I will not be okay. My largest fear is cancer, the word itself makes me start to panic and I'm afraid I may have it. I had a...
    overlordmisha overlordmisha 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 15, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I used to stay up all night worrying I was

    going to die of everything I had learned about. When I was about 12, I thought I had breast cancer. My mom is a nurse and she told me that 90% of the time you won't have what you think you have. To this day I still remember that and it calms me down. And googling things is your...
    TaylorTiH TaylorTiH 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I have always had some health anxiety ever

    since it started when I was in the 4th grade, I started fearing throwing up aka (emetophobia) it just started from there. I calmed down a tad bit until my senior year of high school I saw a girl have a seizure and it basically took over my life. I had to finish my senior year...
    Woahitsmeg Woahitsmeg 18-21 2 Responses Apr 5, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Cancer Consumed!

    I am a 21 yr old girl and have been suffering hypochondria for at least 6 months or more. My story is as follows:-   My mother and I moved interstate nearly 2 years ago to look after my aunty who fell ill from type 2 diabetes among other things. Moving to a new state was a...
    jenandcurt jenandcurt 18-21 5 Responses Jun 16, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Tired of Being Scared

    I am tired of being a hypochondriac.  I have always had mild health anxiety, but since last year it has taken control of my life.  I had a swollen lymph node...  the doctor  ordered a cat scan and referred me to an ent....  Everything was perfectly fine...
    alwaysscared alwaysscared 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 14, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel
    KatieM333 KatieM333 36-40, F Dec 11, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I have severe hypochondria ,

    my fear is heart attacks I always have pains in my chest or back and it scares the **** out of me.. I've told my doctor and within 1 month I had 3 ekgs, a 10 page blood test for everything and a chest X-ray . And everything came back clear not even high blood pressure or...
    wrxlife wrxlife 22-25, M 3 Responses Jun 19, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?

    v=3GdbwP57OL0&feature=youtu.be watch please. made the video as promised
    angiebirdflyaway angiebirdflyaway 18-21, F Feb 4

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am 45 years old. I was diagnosed with OCD

    about a year ago, which has been ongoing. But I think I have a form of OCD/hypochondria mixed. My hypochondria is fixated on my children/ I have spent many, many hours researching everything (childhood cancer mostly). Lately this month it was lead. I was convinced my...
    creed8250 creed8250 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 23

    Your Response

    Cancel

    i made the mistake of watching a TV show

    where someone was dying of cancer. sent me into panic attack. fml.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 18, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    So Glad To Have Found This Site

    It's unbelievable how much it helps to read other people's stories.  I'm 48 years old.  My 26 year old son has always called me a hypochondriac but I never admitted it to myself until tonight.  I think it started when I was about 14 and smoked pot.  Immediately, my heart...
    cntrydaze cntrydaze 46-50 5 Responses Oct 4, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 11, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    It's getting worse and worse,

    I've been to the hospital God knows how many times this year simply because my anxiety does to let me live. I have had chest pains since last Thursday, ended up in the hospital, they did ekg, X-ray, blood work, all came back negative except for an elevated pulse. Now today the...
    JG1025 JG1025 26-30, M Sep 22, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    If you are reading this blog,

    you must have typed in "hypochondria" in the search bar. Then maybe, just maybe you are someone who is struggling with this condition as I am. For me, I was diagnosed in college with generalized anxiety disorder. I then only went to the psychologist because my friend said they...
    ash21love ash21love 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 19, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm 19 and have been a hypochondriac

    since I could remember. It's taking over my life. I think the major causes as to why I am the way I am was contracting a rare disease at a young age and almost dying from it, plus how my mother always babied me when I was sick.
    bregoesmiau bregoesmiau 18-21, F Nov 16, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Anxiety really doesn't help this.

    Presumably it's all in my head but still... For weeks now, on and off I've felt really out of sorts, it's always been one thing after another. Panic attacks, the flu (even though I've had my flu jab), having a cold, thinking I'm about to catch a stomach virus, chest tightness...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 2, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    This is how my mind works: I notice a new mole,

    ITS SKIN CANCER! I notice red dots on my body, ITS LEUKEMIA! My breasts hurt, ITS BREAST CANCER! I feel super dizzy, ITS A BRAIN TUMOR! I feel tired and don't have appetite, ITS ALL CANCERS MIXED TOGETHER SPREADING ALL OVER MY BODY!
    PsychologyNerd PsychologyNerd 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 6

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Multi Symptoms Checker!

    I love websites like webmd and right diagnosis because they have the multi symptom checker. I love the multi symptoms checker! Those websites aim to please! I get myself all worked up when I have 2 plus symptoms of some overlooked fatal disease. It is especially rewarding if...
    SterlingKickstand SterlingKickstand 36-40, F Nov 9, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    When I was 17 I got pregnant with my first

    child. I ended up with preeclampsia, being 17 I really wasn't educated on it. The next thing you know im having a baby 6 weeks early, and im experiencing congestive heart failure and fall into a coma. my hypochondria was existent from that point on. Every ache and pain it was...
    Samanthafawne Samanthafawne 18-21 7 Responses Jan 31

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Today the headache I mentioned previously got a

    little better, unfortunately I awoke with severe dizziness and a feeling of the floor spinning. This worries me to my core as this is another symptoms that "confirms" my suspicions. Everyone in my house is sick with a chest cold but I don't have any chest cold symptoms, I just...
    overlordmisha overlordmisha 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Okay, I Admit It!

    I am a college student who over-analyzes everything. This past year, my body has been out of whack. I know I have chronic sinusitis that hasn't gotten better with antibiotics. I have low blood pressure that leaves me feeling so drained and weak that I have mild anxiety attacks...
    LiesAreEntertainment LiesAreEntertainment 22-25 3 Responses Nov 29, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    So, I am new to this,

    but I am glad to read some of the stories on here. I am glad because I know that I am not alone. I just realized that I had hypochondria after I caught myself obsessing over my health. I noticed that my thoughts would always linger over life-threatening illnesses such as cancer...
    ccj904 ccj904 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am so bad that as soon

    as I have an unusual ache or pain I do the worst thing anyone could possibly do. I Google it. Bearing in mind that it always comes up with the worst possible results ever. Have chest pain? You're having a heart attack. Numbness in your arm? It's not cut circulation, it's a...
    Stillnotbroken Stillnotbroken 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 18, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I have the exact same thing :( I am an

    overweight 19 year old female, not healthy and not fit whatsoever, I have no motivation it's just horrible, I am in constant fear of having a heart attack, every second of every day I am consumed with the "fact" that I am dying, everything just feels in my head unrealistic and...
    Hypoanx Hypoanx 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 2, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm new to this and I'm really hoping this will

    help me. I'm 18 years old and it seems like since my friends have went off to college my life has change and I think I'm a hypochondriac. I google everything that goes wrong with me or seems to not be right and it always leads me to serious illnesses and diseases which only...
    Roemello Roemello 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 18, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm a 17 year old female

    who has been battling hypochondria for the past year or so. I was very close to my grandmother, who is also a hypochondriac. My father is also the same way. I assume the worst in every situation and often work myself up so much that i create symptoms. For example, a few days ago...
    JWil1997 JWil1997 16-17, F Dec 13, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Whats Wrong With Me!

    So this past year Ive been constantly torturing myself thinking that every feeling is a problem, ive believed that I might be pregnant numerous times, and even though I get a negative test, its one of those rare instances and I must Be! Or if i have pain in pelvic area, i have...
    thisaintreal22 thisaintreal22 22-25 4 Responses Mar 27, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Hello all, I thought I would share my story,

    dealing with this terrible battle. I'm hoping I can start reading all your stories and feel a little less alone, and that sharing this will start me on my path to healing. Most of my family had hypochondria and had every little thing checked, and taught me from a young age that...
    princessautumn princessautumn 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 9, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    when you go to the doctors

    and dont believe them when they tell you youre fine
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 15, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Jesus....ive had it all at one time

    or another.... for years I thought I had HIV and am convinced I drove myself into a nervous breakdown last year because of it. My health anxiety started one night when I was 19 and has progressed for the last 18 years. As of late its cancer and blood clots.... I noticed it has...
    sickofitall4203 sickofitall4203 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 18, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm not as bad as I used to be

    when I was younger. I was at the doctor constantly. Always thought I was dying. Always thought the worse when I had a regular headache or any other kind of pain in my body. I KNEW that it was just me being "neurotic," but I couldn't help it. I had obsessive thoughts about...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F Feb 4, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I've been to the DRs

    so many times in just the last month I can't even believe this is me. I never use to be like this. But I've been having pain recently under my arm and around my breast and sometimes I think I feel a small lump. I have an ultrasound in two weeks but this whole thing is driving me...
    shannonshearin shannonshearin 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 30, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am 22 years old and am unable to love a

    normal life. Im terrified that I have a ton of different problems. Im convinced that I have a brain tumor due to headaches, im convinced I have heart problems and any time I get a little pain in my arm or my chest I instantly think im having a heart attack and am checking my...
    AprilMadeline91 AprilMadeline91 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 8, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I've been dealing with hypochondria

    for over an year and it's taking over my life. I can't focus, I can't do anything right. I pushed everyone away and I cry a lot, I'm feeling hopeless. At first I was worried about breast cancer, then bone cancer and stomach cancer. Right now I'm worried about skin cancer, I have...
    Hachikura Hachikura 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 25, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    so. I've completely had enough of this

    insufferable problem and Im going to start a youtube channel addressing the issues that come with hypochondria. to share my own experiences which will hopefully give other people comfort of not being the only ones. I'll keep everyone updated and post the link to this group when...
    angiebirdflyaway angiebirdflyaway 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 21

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Hi. I'm 20 years old

    and I am going through a really rough patch of hypochondriac. Ive been dealing with this since I was 8, but it had been better for about a year. Suddenly, its close to the worst its ever been. This usually happens when Im stressed or unhappy in other areas of my life, but I have...
    kaylee48sc kaylee48sc 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Every little thing that happens to my body.

    Every little tingle or ache or pain that I feel, I'll freak out. I start googling symptoms, and convince myself that I'm dying. The worst part is that I'll never know if I'm dying or not because I'm HORRIFIED of going to the doctor and finding out the answer. I live in fear of...
    cocopuffnation cocopuffnation 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 28, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    this whole thing started about 8 months ago

    and since it has been an ongoing battle. i freak out abouts stds, cancer, infections. i've had a small ache in the side of my stomach the past week and i convince myself it's something horrible. everyone i tell says it's most likely a pulled muscle, but it just doesn't sink in...
    ml328 ml328 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 25, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Suffer From Really Bad Health Anxiety

    I get really bad anxiety almost everyday. I'm always worried about dying. If I have an ache or pain I always think I have cancer. The more I think about it the worse I feel. I also have swallowing anxiety. It happens every time I eat. Sometimes I have to stop eating because it...
    FLGrl FLGrl 46-50, F 9 Responses Jun 9, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    When I was a toddler,

    I remember laying awake at night, afraid to sleep incase I would die in my sleep. Why my parents didn't find it odd to have a three year old insomniac I'm not sure, but that's a whole other ballgame. I now find myself a 30 yr old married woman with a beautiful baby girl and...
    jazzyfaye jazzyfaye 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 13, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am a hypochondriac.

    I've been scared of doctors as long as I can remember. I hate going. They make me nervous. Every time I go I just know they're going to diagnose me with something that is going to completely shatter my entire existence. Now, like that isn't bad enough, I have started developing...
    Almostalice1437 Almostalice1437 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 21

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I always think I have cancer.

    Like right now for example, for the past week or so I feel like there is something in my throat when I swallow. I feel like I have a lump or polyp or idk something in my throat. No other symptoms exact for the feeling of something when I swallow. But I'm always jumping and...
    Migzy623 Migzy623 26-30, F Dec 10, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm basically just dreading the day my heart

    stops every day of my life. I'm only 19, but since I was little - way too little to be worrying about death - I have had panic attacks where I just convince myself that the end is near. I know everyone dies but the idea that it could happen at any time to any of us just makes me...
    ac425 ac425 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Here It All Begins Again.....

    About two years ago I was working as a dental assistant. It was my last week so I decided to get a final cleaning and oral cancer screening. As the hygienist did the exam she noticed something and told me to wait and she would get the Dr. The Dr came back in and took a look and...
    minme21 minme21 22-25 1 Response Apr 7, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Hostage

    I'm being held hostage.  It can kill me at any minute, mercilessly, without warning.  And I know it.  It doesn't make any demands or tell me what it wants.  I try to be good to it and that is when it turns on me.  I can't trust it.  It betrays me in my most vulnerable...
    Tsunami3 Tsunami3 36-40, M 9 Responses Aug 2, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Over the past 2 years I've suffered from

    Hypochondria, it holds my life in place for weeks at a time and when I'm not scared, I feel amazing. For little over a year, I've been dealing with heart palpitations. They scare me, but the fact I've had them so long keep me at ease a little. Plus, they don't hurt. So that's...
    johndeyeti johndeyeti 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 18, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I've suffered from anxiety disorders my whole

    life practically. This year has been horrible. Panic attacks daily. Constantly worrying myself sick about every little bodily symptom... Small bumps/cysts I find, muscle twitches, spasms, pains, dizziness- you name it. Have had my heart checked, fine. Have had blood counts, fine...
    faithhopelove13 faithhopelove13 18-21 2 Responses Jan 22, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am a hypochondriac

    and I know it. Its been like this for maybe 10 years, I am now 23. I have your typical throat closing up, having a heart attack feeling. But the scariest for me is the fear of my throat closing shut. The fear of my throat closing shut came about when I had an allergic reaction a...
    XanxiousX XanxiousX 22-25, F Jan 8, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I've just recently come to figure out

    that I am a hypochondriac. It's actually been quite a relief. There's a part of my brain that can now be reasonable and think, no you don't have this diagnosis. You have a mental illness because you've chosen to ignore anxiety and push yourself harder and harder. You need to...
    anonygurl anonygurl 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 14, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Am A Hypochondriac.

    It all started about 3 months ago. Out of no where, I don't even understand. I just suddenly thought something was wrong with my heart. So I googled, and my life went downhill fast. I convinced myself that I was on the verge of a heart attack , ( even though I'm 16 and in good...
    GirlWithBigDreams GirlWithBigDreams 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel