I Battle Severe Hypochondria

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    There Is Life After Panic Attacks And Agoraphibia

    Hi, this goes out to all those that are suffering from panic, fear and agoraphobia, I know some days can feel pretty low but hang in there, there is life after panic attacks. I suffered through occasional panic attacks that later spiraled into a crippling 4 year battle with...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    May 6, 2013

    I'm a 24 year old whose health anxiety is

    starting to spiral completely out of control. I grew up happily enough, but from the age of 5 I was going around telling people that I had cancer. After I hit puberty, it started to get worse with fears of various cancers. Most recently, for an entire year, I've been...
    berkleyb berkleyb
    26-30, F
    Jul 11, 2015

    so far, i have thought i

    have: lymphoma cervical cancer hypothyroidism diabetes stomach/bowel cancer throat cancer mouth cancer lupus chrones disease malnourishment brain tumour and i cant even remember the rest. im tired. so tired of it all.
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    2 Responses Dec 7, 2014

    Hypochondria Has Taken Over My Life!

    A couple of months ago I would not be writing this but in July something changed. I lost two friends this year to Pancreatic Cancer. I am 27 and before this was exercising every day and had an amazing social life. It did not hit me right away but after they died I kept hearing...
    thechippercupcake thechippercupcake
    26-30, F
    Sep 18, 2012

    It's Killing Me

    I'm scared all the time... thinking of dying anytime soon! I'm a mother of two beautiful children and I'm worried about making them suffer because of my disease. I am embarrass to tell people about I'm going through because i know that they will laugh at me, although some of my...
    reddeadredemption reddeadredemption
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jan 23, 2012

    This battle is exhausting

    and after years of therapy for anxiety and panic disorders, I still feel helpless. I had my first severe hypochondriac episode when I was a senior in high school. It was halloween and I had a headache. I've always had migraines so it should've been easy to take my medicine and...
    flannelskin flannelskin
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 20, 2014

    For the past 2 years ive been suffering

    severely with hypochondria. its taken over my life. i think about it 24/7. it all started when i got pregnant for a second time with IVF. it was successfull but i lost it 3 months into the pregnancy, i became quite depressed and tried my best to get through it as i have a 5...
    ginapani ginapani
    41-45, F
    May 6, 2015

    Hello, I'm a teen and I've been suffering from

    hypochondria for a long time and I just felt like sharing what's happened.. It all began with a fear of breast cancer. After I saw an advertisment on TV about it I was 100% sure that I had it. After that I realised that I'm fine and thought that it was only a bad moment, that...
    Hachikura Hachikura
    16-17, F
    Dec 25, 2014

    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 my...
    slatham4696 slatham4696
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Jan 1, 2014

    I have always dealt with hypochondria to a

    certain degree but recently, more specifically since becoming sexually active, the anxiety has gotten much worse. I think its because it opened my mind up to a whole new spectrum of diseases and conditions and of course pregnancy thoughts which occur all the time. I seem to have...
    bull0060 bull0060
    22-25, F
    Apr 21, 2015

    Severe Hypochondria

    About a year ago I began cutting and one night my stepsisters boyfriend put a very small amount of his blood on my open cut and now everytimeI get sick I think I have HIV. I'm a virgin. And I'm scared to get a test. I had a normal test done and they said I had a really good white...
    DaniellO94 DaniellO94
    18-21, M
    Sep 11, 2012

    My Life Is A Disaster !

    Since i was 8, I've had ( in my mind ): plague, aids, skin cancer, cancer in a leg, brain tumor, uterus cancer, breast cancer and many other diseaces i forgot about but caused me a lot of suffering at that time. Now I'm convinced i have throat cancer, the pain feels so real ! I...
    MaryCr MaryCr
    22-25, F
    Feb 1, 2013

    Anyone else think they were pregnant even

    before having sex? It sounds so stupid in hindsight, but I truly believed it.
    flameprincess143 flameprincess143
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 22, 2015

    Alleviating That Excess Nervous Energy

    One of the hardest things to deal with when trying to overcome panic and anxiety is knowing what to do with all that excess energy. I know when I used to get my panic attacks it sometimes felt like I just wanted to jump right out of my skin! My heart would race at a thousand...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    May 7, 2013

    My Hypochondria

    I'm now 23 years old and have been battling hypochondria for as long as I can remember. Something is always wrong with me, I know it. It begins because I have an EXTREME fear of death. I have a daughter and I cannot imagine leaving her. I'm so scared to die and leave her. I...
    RomanAsh RomanAsh
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 16, 2012

    I have been a hypochondriac

    since October. I feel like my life isn't the same. I had been with my bf of 2yrs and never worried. I had started seeing all of these movies and someone had hiv or something in the movie. I then got obsessed with the topic and myself. I googled everything about it and constantly...
    fearfultofearless fearfultofearless
    26-30, F
    May 13, 2014

    How I Overcame Panic, Fear, Hypochondria And Agoraphobia!

    I struggled with panic, fear, hypochondria and eventually even agoraphobia for years. It seemed like my mind just got stuck in this loop in which I just kept worrying. As soon as my panic kicked in, my heart started racing and I was absolutely convinced that I was on the verge...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Nov 25, 2013

    What is a Panic AttackA very important question

    if you're struggling with this condition. You should really understanding exactly what's going on behind the scenes.So what is a PA?A sudden feeling of acute and disabling anxiety.`Ok, that's the textbook definition, but i don't think that clears things up too much so let's go l...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Feb 23, 2014

    I Have No Life Anymore

    Hi everyone,my name is Elona,I'm 25 years old.Sorry if my english is not very good(I'm not a native speaker).I have had hypochondria since I remember my self..Since little I was worried a lot about my body construction,any kind of small symptom,having panic attack ect.But till...
    Elena26 Elena26
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 9, 2013

    A Joke?

    Hypochondria... I know when people think of this they laugh about the people they know who always think they "have something". Hell, even I laugh about it. But the reality is...IT SUCKS!!!   Now sure, I can keep an open mind and joke about it. It really the only...
    brwneyedbeauty brwneyedbeauty
    18-21, F
    12 Responses May 7, 2008

    Is it possible to get rid of hypochondria with

    out meds cause I don't want to take pills but this is ruining my life:/...
    wrxlife wrxlife
    22-25, M
    May 12, 2014

    Im Sick Of Being Sick!

    Most of you probably already know that I’m not really sick and you don’t even know me. But what you don’t know is that I’ve been sick since I was 15. I am now 28. In the past years I’ve had the normal worries of heart attack, aneurysm, cancer MS etc. My new fear is...
    ithinkimsick ithinkimsick
    1 Response Apr 9, 2012

    I'm Totally Hypo

    I have been diagnosed with OCD/Hypochondriac.  I'be tried several meds and also see a 'Life 'Coach" once a week.  I go through phases where i cannot distinguish between rational or irrational thinking.  For the past two weeks I have been bombarded with thoughts of...
    unionapartments unionapartments
    4 Responses May 25, 2010

    I Am A Severe Hypochondriac

    This is a disease I battle on a daily basis.  Until I found this website I thought I was alone!  I constantly think I'm going to die.  If I feel a pain anywhere I automatically think the worse.  My relationship is on the brink of nonexistent.  i can't function on a job!!!My...
    phppsmry phppsmry
    3 Responses Feb 25, 2012

    Hypochondria Has Crushed My Hopes And Dreams.

    Hi everyone i have been diagnosed with GAD.I battle hypochondria on a daily basis,it crushed all my hopes and dreams.I have been to tons of doctors offices and hospital ER rooms so many times in the past.The doctors have run several tests like EKG,Chest CT,Chest Ultrasound,Chest...
    1 Response Dec 3, 2012

    Help Me! I Obsess Over Everything!

    Question: I have been living with panic attacks and anxiety for about 16 years. It started after I stopped using drugs. I constantly thought I was going to or was in the act of having a heart attack. Then, it started me checking windows and doors repeatedly every night, and the...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Sep 9, 2013

    I'm Terrified

    Six years ago my eldest sister was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. I was 23 at the time and after her diagnosis I fell into a personal hell that nearly destroyed my life. I started getting severe panic and anxiety attacks about my health, the smallest symptoms filled me with...
    lubi lubi
    2 Responses Aug 27, 2009

    I'm hopeless. Always sick.

    I'm convinced I have Aids. I have gone to countless doctors, never for Aids specifically, but I always make sure they run a blood test. Nothing out of the ordinary. Although, once my white blood cell count was slightly raised. I still think back occasionally to what that might...
    Emily42287 Emily42287
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 5, 2014

    A Question I Received About Overcoming Panic Attacks.

    Question: Can u give me an advice?i love how u explained that to overcome anxiety,u shud rely on urself and not on others bcoz dependency will only make me feel hopeless and weak.I really wanna try to live again.I miss the old me so much and i want to feel the freedom again of...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    May 7, 2013

    Hello This is my first posting

    so here goes.. I'm a prisoner in my own mind. I have been battling hypochondria since a kid and I'm now 34. I've been to numerous psychiatrists but avoid taking meds because I'm paranoid of the side effects. I have stopped working last year because the disease was at its worst...
    cupcake3113 cupcake3113
    36-40, F
    Jan 2, 2014

    Does fear cause real diarrhea

    or does it cause the feeling only ? http://livelifetothefullest.live-panic-free.com/2014/03/03/does-fear-cause-real-diarrhea-or-does-it-cause-the-feeling-only-.aspx Hey guys, sorry if this seems spammy, not my intention at all. I used to just paste my experiences in several...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Mar 4, 2014

    Looking For A Way Out

    i'm 15 and i've been battling severe hypochondria for as long as i can remember. i'm always diagnosing myself with some different type of cancer, it changes frequently. i'm so scared of dying, i don't want to leave my family and friends behind. no one understands my problem, they...
    alena1 alena1
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jul 7, 2012

    Having panic attacks?

    Here's some advice from Tyler Durden. 
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Mar 7, 2014

    My hypochondria is interfering with my everyday

    life now. It's hard to concentrate at work. I keep convincing myself that I am pregnant, or I have an STD, or some other crazy stuff. I'm too scared of going to the doctor to have my fears put to rest...plus I'm pretty sure once those are squashed I'll find something else to...
    Almostalice1437 Almostalice1437
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 21, 2015

    I'm a 26 year old female who's health

    anxiety/hypochondria is ruining my life. When I was in college, it was infrequent and small issues. I'd become CONVINCED I had head lice out of the blue, possibly stemming from a childhood/teenhood of constantly getting/battling lice in the house (two younger elementary-aged...
    SNHigginsss SNHigginsss
    26-30, F
    Jul 4, 2015

    Im So Scared and Anxious!

    I go through phAses! one minute i'll be fine then i get a sharp pain in my stomach....well thats all it takes a pain tht lasts 3 seconds for me to think im dieing,i start looking up sharp pains and convince myself its serious! it happens with headaches,chestpain,an ache in my...
    paranoidprincess1987 paranoidprincess1987
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 8, 2009

    My Terrified Existence

    I can remember being 10 years old and thinking I had rabies for an entire summer. It was the worst summer of my life. I even went to the library to search up symptoms in a medical encyclopedia. At that time I also knew that the people around me wanted to care and help me, but...
    subliminalvermilion subliminalvermilion
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 19, 2010

    My Everyday Battle With Myself

    Every day is a battle against my huge fear of death. I have always been a hypocondriact , but ever since I had a random bad reaction to some anti depressant pills I had been taking for sleep, my symptoms have gotten a lot worse. Now I live in fear of all medications. I can't even...
    Chrissy800 Chrissy800
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 14, 2012

    Its been a typical day today

    for me. my mind is always focused on my body. I took my daughter to school in the morning and i felt a slight pain under my ribcage which i thought might be liver cancer. then at lunch time my back was itching in a specific area and i thought it might be skin cancer. i mentioned...
    ginapani ginapani
    41-45, F
    1 Response May 11, 2015
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