I go from rabies to HIV to cancer and around the block again. It's a never-ending cycle. For the last 4 months it's been rabies and guess what?...after reading about it...I have ALL the symptoms!!. Oh joy...I'd better make funeral arrangments and get my will ready because the pearly gates are just waiting for me!!!.
Yeah, it's THAT bad with me. Sorry, I'm not trying to make light of this...only trying to shed some light on how REAL and SCARY this whole thing can be wether you have anxiety, panic attacks or full-blown hypochondria. It sucks. Plain and simple
Oh, yes I can relate
I had brain tumors, stomach cancer, lukemia.... Should I go on?
Fortunately, I've gotten better over the years, but I'm still a hypochondriac.
Hey, I have a good book called "The Hypochondriac's Guide to Life & Death." It's very funny. It made me realize how ridiculous I can be at times.
For the last week I've been suffering from;
1.heart disease (unexplained pains by my sternum)
2.emphysema ( shortness of breath when thinking of #1)
3.circulatory disease ( limbs getting numb when #1 and 2 overwhelm me!!!)
Want to get that book MrsPm. I need to be able to laugh at myself!!!
hmmm so far I have had lung cancer, brain tumor and my most recent is heart attacks...even though ALL my heart tests came back fine...jeez....still stuck on the heart thing though. But I do think I am moving on to some sort of stomach thing now...
you know, even though its not actually *funny* - its quite re-assuring to see the meddley of conditions we're all worried about!!!!! i think someone should put a pie chart together of conditions that people are most worried about!! i bet brain tumor's would be the biggest slice, followed by cancers, and then hiv.
It's Monday a.m. and at work..reading all the posts and having to chuckle a little..BUT, woke up this morning, chest hurting, vision goofy, knowing it's my heart, circulation..thinking of tests I need to see if my Dr. will order on me..God, this sucks..I used to enjoy life..Do any of you have problems just doing menial tasks ? worried that you'll pass out or have a heart attack ? Hypocondriac !!!! That's probably me..UGH..
This is just the kind of post I need to read today and make me smile after a horrible weekend of feeling certain that there is something really wrong with me. I too go back and forth and when I feel good, I can see how silly I am being. But then the symptoms creep back up and I panic and get depressed and think of new tests I should have (or repeated because they were wrong). I'm still not totally convinced that every physical thing I feel is anxiety, but I have been convinced I've had:
MS, HIV, pituitary or adrenal tumor, gallbladder disease, some neurological disorder, and right now I am terrified I have an autoimmune disease such as lupus. I can only imagine what my doctors say behind my back because I am always calling asking for another test. I'm realizing hypochondria is a disabling disease in itself!
I know EXACTLY what you are saying..I love my Dr. but KNOW what she and her staff have to be thinking about me and that keeps me from not calling or going in more often then I do..then I get to thinking..I FEEL BAD, what if I really need to see what's going on... I am on zanex but have been on it for alot of years..only take 1/2 of the .5 mg at a time..2-3 times a day..was on proxac, quit taking it about a year ago..Thanks so much for responding to my post..I just need someone that truly understands what this HELL is like..my husband is a wonderful guy but just can't talk to him about it..