Hi there i have suffered health anxiety for a number of years. It flares up now and again. I have previously worried about breast cancer, bowel cancer etc now im onto lymphoma. What happened was i had sharp pains in my underarm neck jaw collar bone and numb sensation down my arm. Im terrified i have lymphoma as its all i can think about. I dont know of my anxiety is tellin me im in pain or what. As when i had the fear of bowel cancer i had pains but when the doctor reassured me the pains went away. I have an appointment for my doctor in a few days but for now i am going out of my mind
Hello, I am also suffering from health anxiety... It is awful! When one thing goes away another comes on. My doc has drawn a complete blood work up but of course until results come back here I sit absolutely panicked that something awful will come back. It is like I am preparing myself for the worst without trying I have awful muscle pain, diarreah for 2 weeks, pins and needles in my left arm, headache, heavy legs... I have been assured over and over it is just anxiety but daily it just looms... Not a fun way to be and it all came without warning so suddenly! My chest pain went away with massage but now my ribs and stomach hurt like I did a million sit ups... Do what could that be? I am sitting here fighting myself not to " ask dr. Google" your not alone if you want to talk let me know being or feeling alone in this is one of the worst parts!
I am thankful my husband is finally home today so I can take a Xanax and ease myself a tiny bit. I have a 3 month old and a 20 month old so I have just been suffering through the day. I took 1/2 my .25 mg dose to see if it takes the edge off and won't make me too tired... So far so good! My symptoms only seem to go away with massage... But I can't have that every minute my son is a thousand miles away visiting his dad for the summer, he is 7... It adds to my dysfunction because I think about if the worst happens I am not there for him and vice versa my husband doesn't understand my pain and thinks I can just shut it off... Crazy day! You feeling any better yet?
Im trying to focus on my wedding plans so if i keep my mind on that then hopefully it'll go away. Poor you with kids too. Hope you feel better soon. Its such a horrible thing. I was ok or a few months now its back with a vengeance. Dont know what sets it off
Don't know why mine came back either... Which it was so sudden after about 6 years of no anxiety that I have been convinced it is something else... 4 different doctors say anxiety but it is not like my old anxiety it is so different, so much more physical! I am thinking fibromyalgia but have to wait for everything else to figure it out... Grrrrrrrrrr! Wedding plans are fun! Congrats!!!!!
I also suffer from health anxiety, and generalized anxiety as well. I plan on talking with my doctor tomorrow about seeking medication because I can't control my thoughts half the time and I am always thinking I have cancer or thinking weirdly. I have scared myself sick with thinking I've had lymphoma, leukemia, colon cancer, brain cancer and so on. You are not alone. I have racked up thousand of dollars in medical bills because of my anxiety and I am only 20 years old. The mind is a powerful thing and the more you believe or think you are ill, the more you will have symptoms because your mind can play tricks on you. Try to calm down and if speaking to your doctor will reassure you then go for it. Have you talked to someone about anxiety? If you have not found a lump within your lymph node regions, you probably do not have lymphoma. Try and take your mind off of it. Things can only get better. Take care and I hope you feel better.
I actually have people call me for advice on med stuff because I have googled everything health related! I have had low wbc count and I am going to a hematologist and I am terrified I have leukemia! I am going out of my mind! My wbc have been low since 2004! I am 34 and have 2 kids so I cant be sick! they need me! Going insane!!!!!! HATE ANXIETY!