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 thinking I'm going to pass out in the middle of a lecture room.

Lately, I have been experiencing some other ominous symptoms. I keep feeling a lump in my throat that makes swallowing a little more difficult as I can actually feel the food creep down my throat at a slower pace than normal. I've been told it may be due to post nasal drip, but I doubt that post nasal drip can affect how the esophagus functions. I've also been really bloated; eating just a little makes my abdomen swell and its really uncomfortable. I looked up causes for persistent bloating and ovarian cancer came up. I don't know if everything is in my head or I actually have a problem but what I know is just thinking about everything that doesn't feel right or function right is making my anxiety worse.

I am a hypochondriac and I hate it.
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3 Responses Nov 29, 2012

I'm glad that you have gotten better. I have read this and some of your other stories and I have been going through similar problems. I have recently started experiencing a lot of problems with acid reflux and I am starting to think that a lot of my sinus problems are related to it. My doctors were saying that I could have some sort of cancer, but now claim that they have ruled that out. I hope that you continue to do better.

i am the same way everything i type in leads to cancer . once you google something and see the worst and read the symptoms and you think about it , subconsciously you will feel them because of your anxiety. i too suffer from this and i am driving my family insane

I completely understand. I am too & I hate it. Fear and anxiety is taking over my life.

I've gotten better since I wrote the story. A piece of advice: stop googling your symptoms. No matter how vague they all seem to lead to cancer which will make you anxious.