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  • Accepted Answer
    Jonos
    Answered by Jonos
    ears ago

    I have a fear of having a heart attack or getting cancer. I don't know why but those two things scare the hell out of me. My heart races a lot and I do get anxiety pains so that really gets me going sometimes. And it seems like every day someone new I or my partner knows gets or is dying from cancer. I feel like it's almost inevitable that I get it too. I think it's kind of normal for some of us to fear for our health when you suffer from anxiety. Just keep reminding yourself that the odds are you are fine and that it's just the anxiety and fear playing tricks on you. When I get in that mind set I have to remind myself that the odds are in my favor. And that's great that your MRI, CT and heart check came out fine. I'm sure your thyroid will be ok too.

  • Asho_DirtyPoo
    Answered by Asho_DirtyPoo
    ears ago

    I suspect everyone who suffers anxiety has some sort of health related phobia, or at least health related anxiety on some level.

    I've been getting myself worked up about MS this past couple days, myself, actually.

    And if someone even says the word "appendix", I'm certain I have appendicitis, even when I don't feel any pain or anything remotely appendicitis-like. (I will actually probably spend all night poking at my abdomen, now, just making sure it still doesn't hurt. Seriously.)

    Try to keep the rest of us in mind, when you start to feel panicked about something health related - it's a typical anxiety symptom. Hopefully knowing that will help you to convince yourself that anxiety is the only health problem you have :)

  • SADgirl_814
    Answered by SADgirl_814
    ears ago

    Hypochondria is a fear of being sick or dying. I've convinced myself I have a brain tumor. I'm addicted to checking my symptoms on WebMD. I Have epilepsy and a heart arrhythmia, but for the longest time I thought I would have heart attacks and serious neurological problems.

  • poisonivy682010
    Answered by poisonivy682010
    ears ago

    I also get the feeling of brain tumor or diabetis in my case. I think the diabeatis comes from someone I know just coming down with it and maybe how I feel when an attack comes on.

  • schnurmac
    Answered by schnurmac
    One year ago

    You all sound like me. I get dizzy feel like im having a heart attack. All this started a month ago. Never had panic or anxiety. Dr tells me im not dying its anxiety. Im healthy stress test CT scan blood physical. but when I get those strange body pains like pain in head or face, pain in left arm pit left elbow and numb hand Im thinking its a real heart attack. I get fast piercing pains in my head and chest. The other night a strange pain in my inner thigh. Im like whats the deal with these odd pains? I have shortness of breath to. I start to worry blood clots! Then I talk myself down and take a med that i only take when i cant take the anxiety anymore. It eases it where I can bear it. I fear that im dying then I fear im dying and going to hell. Like im suffering these horrible feelings from all my sins lol. It drains me physically to. Im a very busy motivated person. But since last month after having my first attack I have no energy or motivation or concentration. I want to be me again.

  • Anishmike.lancaster
    Answered by Anishmike.lancaster
    One year ago

    I feel the exact same way. For years i have been getting various tests done. From Brain MRI's to CT scans and ultra sounds on neck and chest and head. I have had my heart checked as well but I am still convinced they missed something, but, they didn't :) We worry so much about our symptoms our symptoms get worse. Thats what they tell me anyways. We are fine, we are healthy ( physically lol) Keep strong and keep well :)

  • zayo
    Answered by zayo
    One year ago

    Us, Anxiety sufferers, seem to be keeping doctor's in business. We constantly want to get checked. I have the same phobia.. Any pain I feel has to be something serious. But here is what my therapist told me-"Healthy people feel random pain every day and it's never anything serious, we are human we will feel pain for no real reason". I always try to remind myself that whenever I start to panic. I have an extreme fear of death since I was a child. I would cry whenever it got dark outside because I am one day closer to death. And now as an adult I fear Cancer and other similar things. As soon as I hear someone say cancer or say that they're zodiac sign is cancer or someone they know has cancer I start to panic...I've recently started to worry about aneurisms too. But fact of the matter is that death is inevitable and you never know when it's going to happen. So enjoy every day of your life. Live out your dreams, make the best of your life so you can die peacefully one day-hopefully one day far far far from now. It's easier said than done, to not freak out. But practice makes perfect.

  • zayo
    Answered by zayo
    One year ago

    Us, Anxiety sufferers, seem to be keeping doctor's in business. We constantly want to get checked. I have the same phobia.. Any pain I feel has to be something serious. But here is what my therapist told me-"Healthy people feel random pain every day and it's never anything serious, we are human we will feel pain for no real reason". I always try to remind myself that whenever I start to panic. I have an extreme fear of death since I was a child. I would cry whenever it got dark outside because I am one day closer to death. And now as an adult I fear Cancer and other similar things. As soon as I hear someone say cancer or say that they're zodiac sign is cancer or someone they know has cancer I start to panic...I've recently started to worry about aneurisms too. But fact of the matter is that death is inevitable and you never know when it's going to happen. So enjoy every day of your life. Live out your dreams, make the best of your life so you can die peacefully one day-hopefully one day far far far from now. It's easier said than done, to not freak out. But practice makes perfect.

  • Jackeline
    Answered by Jackeline
    One year ago

    Hi everyone...New here! I have been suffering from anxiety for a short period of time now and it's all related to thoughts of having a life threatening illness. My mother was recently diagnosed with Cancer and it has hit so close to home that it has send my anxiety on a rampage. I've convinced myself that I too have cancer or until the last two days MS. Truth is anxiety is such tease that it tricks our minds to create symptoms that are not there, well actually they are there, but it's anxiety creating them. My current symptoms are numbness on face, lump in throat, weakness, and dizziness All anxiety related. Three weeks ago (same time I learned of my mom's condition)....I was a total mess, I actually thought I was dying (2 visits to the ER). Fortunetly, Prozac has kicked in and anxiety is milder now...not completely gone. Taking it one day at a time!

  • Modestjadi
    Answered by Modestjadi
    One year ago

    You really arent the one, ive been to the e.r plenty of times to be sent homr with the Okay.
    Even when I kind of knew it all along but to hear from a doctor that I am puts me more at ease.
    Our minds are so tricky, I swear, I looked up this specific virus, I wont say, it was going around our town and I instantly got hot, sweaty, my mouth was dry and I was sick. But it was mostly because I was scared! I felt fine after the panic attack wore off, but man.what a pain.

  • Modestjadi
    Answered by Modestjadi
    One year ago

    It kind of makes my chuckle, not that what any of us are saying is funny, but how much our minds are so much alike.its just anxiety. To having appendicitis to cancer, everything! Googling our symptoms when we ALL KNOW it isn't going to help but need to do it anyways! Working ourselves up over every little twitch and sharp pain, others would say its ridiculous...but thats the only way we can somehow make ourselves feel better, to make sure All of our bases are covered...MRIs, blood tests, continuous visits to the doctors and the e.r.. it gets so tiring! Our minds are so very tricky..too damn tricky.

  • Braggdad
    Answered by Braggdad
    One year ago

    oh man lol Ive had a bunch of tests to see if i was sick with something ever since i got hit with some sort of bad virus or flu, i was worrying that i was really sick with something fatal, every test has come back fine, yet i still get neck pain ,excessive belching all the time, chest tightness(feels like it skips in my chest sometimes), feels like its hard to breath, chest pains, hand and feet tingling abdominal pain, nervous shaky feeling, constipation type issues, heart racing, wierd heart beats sometimes, Heartburn type feelings. It seems as though i cant seem to stop worrying about being sick sometimes, also i have alot of stress right now with a new job and such, but i cant seem to get over this whatever it is, do you guys have any advice, im new to the site. thanks

  • zayo
    Answered by zayo
    One year ago

    The question is how do we control this? How do we bring ourselves down when we are freaking out?

  • Jakob Hayden
    Answered by Jakob Hayden
    One year ago

    Oh definitely! Anxiety can trick a person into believing all sorts of things are wrong with them. I once thought I had fibromyalgia for two weeks and another time I thought I had cancer on my tongue. Sometimes during a panic attack I still convince myself I'm having some sort of cardiovascular problem or a brain aneurysm. Of course I'm not ACTUALLY experiencing any of these ailments, but anxiety is an insidious trickster.

  • Sarahwalsh
    Answered by Sarahwalsh
    One year ago

    I understand exactly how you feel and up until reading posts on this site I thought I was the only one in the world who got anxiety. I hav suffered from fits and seizures in the past but it was only until about 6 months ago I started to think about death nearly every day. From then every time I knocked my head slightly I automatically thought I was going to die from a haemorrhage or something similar. It hasn't taken control of my life so much yet to the point when I can't do anything without the fear of dying but I have reduced the amount of times I go out and when all my friends booked their summer holidays I stopped myself from going as I knew that once I got there I would get the worst anxiety attacks. Just residing comments on here makes me feel so much better and we do just need to tell ourselves over and over again that we are ok!!!!!!

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