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Old 09-23-2006, 05:40 AM   #1
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marylennox88 HB User
health anxiety

I am having a lot of issues with health anxiety as of recently.

My symptoms include: Eye strain (the back of my right eye hurting often, I just had eye surgery about a month ago though...and I also grind my teeth often), weird feeling in my head and arms, chest pains, nausea, heart burn and generally feeling disconnected.

Currently I am in France and feel very lonely and alienated as I am in 6,000 miles away from home. A friend from home recently passed away suddenly from a heart malfunction and I'm alternately convinced I'm going to die from a brain tumor, brain aneurism or what she had.

Do you guys think I'm fine? I just want someone to assure me its just anxiety, even though I know that's probably what it is...

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Old 09-23-2006, 08:50 AM   #2
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Re: health anxiety

marylennox88 - sounds like anxiety to me. I don't know about the eye strain, maybe that is from your surgery, but all the other symptoms can be anxiety symptoms. The fact that you are 6000 miles away from home and recently had a friend die can certainly cause anxiety. Did you go to your doctor about this? I have a wonderful doctor and she is great at reassuring me when I'm worried about my health. Maybe that would help you to feel better. Take care!

Old 09-23-2006, 09:30 AM   #3
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Re: health anxiety


I think the eye strain is a side effect of my surgery...i had LASIK vision correction and I was told its pretty common for your eyes to be sore after extended use. My eyes usually hurt after I spend the day reading or more than the other, but sometimes both. I also grind my teeth and my eyes always hurt in the same spot, underneath the eye where the is no brain tissue, yet I keep convicing myself I must have a brain tumor. AH. Terrible. :-(

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