Re: How common is hypochondria like feelings with anxiety/panic?
Absolutely, I recently had blood tests (my hair is falling out, low iron) and my potassium came back very high, I started to look it up on the net and it can mean kidney disease so I worried about that and had another blood test which came back normal, also I passed out once because when I was showering I started bleeding down there and something came out, my first thought was cancer and death (which is why I passed out) it turned out to be a harmless polyp. Heart palps make you think you are having a heart attack, etc etc Panic/anxiety is a terrifying thing and for me it took a lot of convincing that all these symptoms were just panic. But I am still here and am calmer when I get symptoms because I have survived them all so far!!!
43- mother of 13yr- mild depression-longterm back pain-anxiety disorder 2 yrs-very happily married
Last edited by CINDERELLA; 05-07-2006 at 02:36 PM.