Re: HELP** hypochondria
Often, a stressful experience, like witnessing someone die, can trigger hypochondria. I did lose my mom to cancer and I've been feeling very anxious lately. When I was your age, my parents divorced. There was little peace. I was always nervous, worrying about how awful I felt and also about other people's pain. Nonetheless, give yourself a little break, because what son or daughter wouldn't panic, if they thought their mom might have cancer. Also, there is so much violence in the news these days. Alot of people feel anxious. Since your friend's death was traumatic, I wish you could see a therapist, but that isn't always easy to make happen, especially if you don't have your family supporting it. All I can say, is I CAN RELATE. I've gone through such anxiety, in varying degrees. Don't be hard on yourself. That can help alot. If possible, try to talk to someone you can trust. You might do a search about post traumatic shock syndrome, on this board. I've read some posts about this, when I was dealing with the grief about losing my mom.