im sorry i keep posting about all these things about cancer, i no theres ppl out there who are suffering from it but i know they will be ok anyway i just feel so bad that i have all theses things such as penile cancer, brain cancer, oesophagus cancer and nearly every type but they worry me so much
im having headaches now, quite suddenly i think it might be because im on the computer all the time and havnt had very much sleep but then im wondering why its happening cos ive done this before which brought me on to the brain cancer thing and then i get reallly worried about it so plz if u have any words to make me feel better im sorry to take up ur time, im also a hypercondriac btw
hi pigeon. from what i read i think you have ocd. i too have that although i think about cnacer i try not to let it ruin my life but i do focus on other things about my health that i dwell on constantly. what i would suggest is going to the ocd part of this board and posting there because you will get a lot of help from people just like you. also maybe getting on some meds would help you, i know theyve helped me tons! and also if youre that worried why not go and get some blood work done to help ease your mind? im doubting you have cancer because headaches come and go and theres tons of reasons behind them! good luck!!
Anxiety and/or hypochondria are conditions for which there may be treatment. May I suggest that you look into getting some help for these? It's no fun to live that way, and you could probably be much happier (and way less worried) with the appropriate treatment. I don't remember how old you said you were, but if you're not over 18, you might want to ask your parents to find a therapist for you. If you're old enough, look into this on your own. I truly believe that you would be much happier if you addressed this problem and, having watched a friend ignore her anxiety and take refuge in alcohol, I would hate to see that happen to a nice person like you.
I have had cancer, an extremely rare kind, when I was 15. I have to say this: I do NOT worry about getting cancer now. I know that there is always a chance that it will come back, or I could get something entirely different, due to the fact that my body seems prone to cancer. I have 2 daughters, and I used to worry alot about not being around for them someday, but I figure if something happens, I will fight it as hard as I can and hopefully beat it again. Please dont think that you have cancer. I know that there is a huge laundry list of symptoms that COULD be cancer, but they are almost always due to something else. I get headaches from sinuses, migraines, and loud noise. I dont worry about brain tumors at all. For me having cancer was awful, but it made me stronger and more in tune with the idea of my own mortality. I think it ultimately took away alot of my fears. I believe that whatever happens is supposed to, and I could die at any time from anything. Since I cannot control it, I just let it go and live each day at a time. Plus, I know a few more things: pain is temporary (I had to keep saying thta to hold on to my sanity during the time I was being treated for my cancer) and things really DO happen for a reason. I couldnt imagine my life now, had I not had cancer. It was an important part of my life, and Im almost grateful for some of the experiences that came with it.