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I Am a Hypochondriac

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Hypochondria Runs My Life

    i have always had some sort of symptoms of anxiety/hypochondria....i can remember when iwas young, i mean like 5,6, or 7 years old, and thinking that i wasnt breathing right and then i would start to yawn and when i couldnt yawn correctly i took it as i was goingto have an asthma...
    cosmogirl4056 cosmogirl4056 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 1, 2009

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    I Can't Enjoy My Life

    I'm 37 years old. My first "illness" occured when I was 19 and pregnant with my first child.  My left arm kept falling asleep. I looked up what that could be a symptom for and was convinced it was MS.  The doctor told me the baby was probably laying on a nerve. ...
    courtelisa courtelisa 36-40, F 4 Responses Jun 12, 2010

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    i made the mistake of watching a TV show

    where someone was dying of cancer. sent me into panic attack. fml.
    angiehermit angiehermit 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    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 5 days ago

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    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 1 Response Jan 22

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    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

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    I've Always Had Hypochondriac Tendencies Despite Being Exceptionally Healthy All My Life...

    Ten years ago I experienced my first incident when what I suspected was an ovarian cyst appeared as a solid mass on the ultrasound and I needed surgery. Despite reassurances from everyone from my doctor to my mom, I was convinced I was dying of ovarian cancer and was hysterical...
    tspiggy tspiggy 46-50, F 4 Responses Jun 10, 2012

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    Hi, I am new to this website

    so I don't really know how this works. Basically I often read the daily mail (probably not the best idea, i know) and regularly they have real life stories etc and there was this one where a man had a mole on his back, and the doctor kept saying it was fine, yet he turned out to...
    hollythepegasus hollythepegasus 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    So I'm new to this...

    ....I'm a 17 year old female living in Miami. I've been a hypochondriac pretty much since middle school (6th grade)I started having stomach pain everyday and I was constantly online googling my symptoms and a number of things showed up (ulcers, cancer, etc) and i became worried...
    allyy1121 allyy1121 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 27

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    when you go to the doctors

    and dont believe them when they tell you youre fine
    angiehermit angiehermit 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    KatieM333 KatieM333 36-40, F Dec 11

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    Hello, this is the first time I am writing

    about this anywhere. Over the last two months my health anxiety has taken over my life entirely. I literally feel as though I am on the verge of insanity. I can not take it anymore. Every single day I deal with the same symptoms that I can not go five minutes without thinking of...
    gabbi0x gabbi0x 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 14

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    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

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    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

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    This has been going on

    for years. I feel like I may die of a horrible disease. I never get sick. But, that means nothing now days. You can seem to be healthy and have a terminal illness. I think of everything from all types of cancers, HIV, heart problems... It's ruining my life. I can't focus on...
    shayex3 shayex3 26-30, F Jul 3

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    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 6 days ago

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Hypochondriac And Anxiety

    I am 22 years old and last year in October, I was at the local walmart. From one second to the next I was feeling dizzy, faint, and extremely weird. I was rushed to the ER and was told that I had suffered an anxiety attack. I didn't believe them. If I was a mild hypochondriac...
    Lynn3897 Lynn3897 22-25 9 Responses Mar 28, 2011

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 19, 2013

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    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 2 Responses Sep 18

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    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

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    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

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    I'm obsessed with things being wrong with me

    like my tonsils or my knees and I think I have throat cancer or digestive issues and the list goes on. I need to stop freaking myself out. I'll spend an hour on google googling symptoms tht I have and idk it won't leave my mind. I need peaceful suggestions that will calm me down...
    isabellamancini isabellamancini 16-17, F Jul 11

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    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

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    angiehermit angiehermit 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    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 1 Response Dec 10

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    My health anxiety has gotten

    so much worse, heartbeat awareness three trips to the er because of the heartbeat awareness because I'm afraid if I don't go my heart will stop. I've had two ekgs both clean no history what so ever of heart problems I am over weight but so is most of America honestly and most...
    Woahitsmeg Woahitsmeg 18-21 Jul 1

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    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

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    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 1 Response Sep 18

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    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

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    I feel like I'm going crazy.

    I'm afraid I have all kinds of diseases like diabetes or cancer sometimes. I keep it all to myself except my mum.(even then I try not to show how bad it is because I don't want her to worry) I try to act normal and try to distract myself but I don't know if I can do this anymore...
    brenda285xD brenda285xD 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    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

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    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...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M Nov 2

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    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

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    I have bad migraines every day

    and I don't have an appetite anymore & I sleep a lot I'm scared what's wrong with me
    isabellamancini isabellamancini 16-17, F Aug 24

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    The Irony Of Knowing You Have Hypochondria

    As I searched through one of my many medical books, I stumbled across the symptoms of hypochondria. Naturally, I ingnored the page, I knew that there was something seriously wrong with me it was NOT hypochondria. I just knew that there was something serious linking these dizzy...
    kawoods kawoods 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 3, 2009

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    Okay, this is my first story

    so let me tell a little about myself. I am a 39 year old male, married with 5 (yes 5) kids. I am the owner of three successful businesses, the producer at my church, and I am a Hypochondriac! You would think that I have enough going on that I wouldn't have time to worry about...
    slatham4696 slatham4696 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 1

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