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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 7 Responses Jul 28, 2014

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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 5 Responses Jun 12, 2010

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    this has lead me into serious depression.

    24*7 I am thinking about my health, it started with peryonie's disease, this continued for about 2-3 months, then I felt that I was getting deaf slowly, went to a doctor, got audiometry done , everything was fine, then post this I had a feeling I will go blind soon , I visited...
    kary12900 kary12900 22-25, M Jul 27, 2015

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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 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 19, 2013

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 11, 2014

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    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

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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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    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

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    Im new here so hello everyone.

    ....idk really how to do.this but im gonna say that my fears everyday is that I have cancer, brain tumor,brain aneurysm, or im dying and pancrentice or a bleeding stomach....I do have fibromyalgia( so the doctor says and it really does add up but at the same time what if theyre...
    wnwkaw2015 wnwkaw2015 22-25, F Jul 19, 2015

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    KidAnxiety KidAnxiety 18-21, M Jun 18, 2015

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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2015

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    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

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    I swear Google is the devil.

    It preys on hypochondriacs. It may not be the literal devil, but if you are a hypochondriac reading stuff on the Internet is scary. A few months ago, I had really bad cramps and i believed whole heartedly that I had ovarian cancer. I was scared out of my mind. I literally stayed...
    reneeo11314 reneeo11314 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 22, 2015

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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 2 Responses Sep 14, 2008

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    I'm scared I have cancer.

    . I was crying earlier :l I mean what if the doctors just threw away my blood when I got my blood test? And said its okay? What if? :(
    Slubberdegullion Slubberdegullion 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 28, 2015

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    I'm new to this.. Anyhow ,

    I've had the hell in my head since I was 10 and when my grandma passed away from a heart attack , I was convinced I was going to have one as well. lately I've been getting headaches and blurry eyes and I'm afraid to get my head checked because I don't want to die so soon. I'm...
    KidAnxiety KidAnxiety 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 1, 2015

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    Everytime there is a 'new' symptom

    or more often, a worseing one, I'm convinced I'm at deaths door. But it tends to disappear after a while, so it's probably psychosomatic. I hope...
    theotherusernamesweretaken theotherusernamesweretaken 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 26, 2015

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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'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 46-50, F Feb 4, 2014

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    It's great when you convince yourself you have

    AIDS but are too scared to get tested bc no one wants to hear they have AIDS
    Idontwanttosendyouapic Idontwanttosendyouapic 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2015

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    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!
    Slubberdegullion Slubberdegullion 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 6, 2015

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    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

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    hypochondria is really bad right now.

    . Will someone talk to me please ;(
    KidAnxiety KidAnxiety 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 1, 2015

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    I am just starting to suffer from this awful

    disease.. every little symptom i feel, i think the worst..that i may have a grave disease. anyone else feel the same? need some support..
    Shadesofautumn Shadesofautumn 22-25, F Sep 5, 2015

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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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    So I've been wondering

    if I have narcolepsy without cataplexy. My reasoning 1. I'm tired all the time for no good reason. And by tired I mean seriously minimal energy. Slightly above E. 2. I do get hit with waves of extreme drowsiness. Has happened ever since I was 15. 3. Back when I first started...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F 4 Responses May 22, 2015

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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 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 14, 2014

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    When I was 12, I experienced my first heart

    palpitation. Ever since then, every little thing I feel in my chest scares the hell out of me. Sometimes it makes it hard to sleep. Sometimes the anxiety is so bad I feel like I have to go to the hospital. For every check up I get, I am always told that my numbers are fantastic...
    Nostalgicwin Nostalgicwin 22-25 1 Response Sep 20, 2015

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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 7 Responses Oct 4, 2011

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    Do not Google symptoms!

    Worst idea ever when you're a hypochondriac
    Happybri123 Happybri123 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21, 2015

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    anyone who needs help ,

    feel free to ping.... I've battled this thing for too long now, finally getting better at handling this.. Maybe I'll be able to help you too...
    kary12900 kary12900 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 7, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 26, 2015

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    I started at the age of 10

    when I was at the road trip with my classmates and one of them vomited in the bus. Since than I am an emetophobiac. I couldn't sleep and I needed to sleep with my mother because I had nausea everynight. It was pretty bad. I couldn't go to the road trips anymore. I was too scared...
    mirticak mirticak 16-17 Jul 14, 2015

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    Thank goodness for this site!

    I kind of have always known I was a hypochondriac, but as of recently, this has gotten so out of hand that for the first time in my 33 years of existence, I had to make an appt with a psychiatrist. I've always battled with this since childhood. My first memory of having some...
    pgge pgge 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    I have been an hypochondriac

    for most of my life. when I was 7 my sister was born prematurely which was the probable start to my condition. the first time was when I hugged an houseworker whom we later found out had HIV. even though it is actually quite hard to transmit HIV I was certain that I had it. the...
    Sellsteyn Sellsteyn 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 9, 2015

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    LostInADream96 LostInADream96 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2015

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    I do realize my health in terms of physical,

    mental and emotional is not well, but I've come to terms with the fact that I'm a hypochondriac. I'd like to almost blame this one on my parents because they were (and still are) worriers. My mom is a constant worrier and no matter what I did as a child, she would find it to...
    internalpuppetshow internalpuppetshow 18-21, M Sep 24, 2015

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    Hi everyone, I've been dealing with medical

    anxiety for the past several years and it's really hard to stop it. I am scared of medication and want to beat hypochondria naturally. I do okay when I'm distracted but when I'm feeling any symptom at all or examining myself is when it really gets me worried. I am good about...
    Designer4Ever Designer4Ever 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 24, 2015

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    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 51-55, F 9 Responses Jun 9, 2013

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    when you go to the doctors

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

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    Lupus runs in my family

    and I'm constantly terrified I'm going to get it or cancer. Every bump or bruise I get makes me want to die.
    Sunshinemms Sunshinemms 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 19, 2015

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    started antidepressants about 3 weeks ago

    for panic attacks. I've had very few panic attacks since then but i still have the hypochondriac thoughts. every day i fear dying. i fear suffering a painful and unexpected death. i cant live life like this. i really want to change this mentality because its one of the things...
    Shadesofautumn Shadesofautumn 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2015

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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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    Hi I’m new here, shy,

    and skeptical of most internet things. I’m also highly caffeinated at the moment so here goes nothing. my mom has been very ill most of my life (with several types of issues) and everyone in my family has lived to a terribly old age and gone completely crazy. I’m terrified...
    csquint csquint 22-25, F Aug 5, 2015

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    i am scared to take any medication

    because i am afraid that i will have an allergic reaction to them...
    Shadesofautumn Shadesofautumn 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2015

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