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Old 01-27-2011, 09:20 AM   #1
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Therapy and my heart

Is anyone else receiving some kind of therapy for health anxiety/anxiety/hypochondria? Do you find it works? I have been in cognitive behavioral therapy for 18 months and the results are slow at coming but I see it working. Just deep inside, though, I am still convinced I will die at any moment from a heart problem. Makes me nervous all day waiting to die, and symptom checking. I have had all the cardiology tests known to man, and it is still not enough to convince me I am fine.

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Is anyone else receiving some kind of therapy for health anxiety/anxiety/hypochondria? Do you find it works? I have been in cognitive behavioral therapy for 18 months and the results are slow at coming but I see it working. Just deep inside, though, I am still convinced I will die at any moment from a heart problem. Makes me nervous all day waiting to die, and symptom checking. I have had all the cardiology tests known to man, and it is still not enough to convince me I am fine.
I have many of these same issues Charmbracelet81 so you are not alone. I have constant pressure in the center of my chest and I think about dying and heart disease 24/7. I can't overcome this obsession. I have had it now for 20 years. I took meds for many years and they helped some but now the meds don't even work anymore and this fear, coupled with constant panic attacks and anxiety caused me to finally lose my job of two decades and I had to apply for SSDI. It is a really awful condition because it is with you 24/7 every waking moment. This fear has really ruined my life over the years.

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