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 attack and quit breathing, although i have never had asthma. later i realized from a kid in my 5th grade class that i wasnt breathing right because i was trying too hard.
time went by ad i still worried about the breathing and everytime i got a cold i actually "had" pneumonia but it still was not bad. when i started to drive i kept thinking that i was going to get hit by a semi and die.....every time i would pass by a semi i would clutch the steering wheel so hard m knuckles turned white. i still to this day have myworries about semis and it is hard for me to drive when they are around.
around the same time that i worried about the semis i also worried about toxic shock syndrome so i would never want to wear tampons. every time i went somewhere when it was that time of the month all i could think of was like omg what if i leave it in too long and something happens.....nothindg did.
i got pregnant and had the pregnancy worries but everything was fine but i did get hemmorhoids after that and "had" colon cancer. this lasted for about 8 months. all i could think of was that i had stage 4 colon cancer and the dr could do nothing for me. turned out i was too stressed! that took me to now
i currently worry about having a brain aneurysm/tumor with the emphasis on the brain aneurysm. that is all i think about talk about....it is my life. hypochondria has taken over my life in so many ways i no longer even know what i may be missing. i have a young son and do not want him to get to the age where he realizes what im doing.......this is the worse disease!