See Alike in...

Alike App

Browser

tofu_time

566d

does anyone else ever develop intense anxieties about specific diseases? like i’m really worried about being diagnosed with diabetes or heart problems. it’s really hard because i have some risk factors and i think i would struggle not to blame myself for the diagnosis.

Top reply
    • carter._.16

      558d

      Yessss!! Heath anxiety is so horrible. It always feels like something is wrong. And then this worry about everything and it never seems to go away. Whenever I feel like one simple thing is wrong, I start to worry

    • carter._.16

      558d

      Yessss!! Heath anxiety is so horrible. It always feels like something is wrong. And then this worry about everything and it never seems to go away. Whenever I feel like one simple thing is wrong, I start to worry

    • SmileySnail

      558d

      Yes. I'm intensely afraid of anything dental - dental diseases, dental work, etc. I finally have a dentist appointment scheduled for a month from now and I'm freaking out. Also, brain stuff. Dementia, prion diseases, etc. I have a pituitary tumor, and it's not growing, but the "what if"s relating to brain stuff freak me out

      • SmileySnail

        558d

        @SmileySnail My great uncle recently died of a brain aneurysm, dementia runs in the family...

    • Katharina

      560d

      Does alike ever not let you post? I was trying to write a post and said I went against guide lines I didn’t say anything “bad”

    • Katharina

      560d

      I used to have dreams about going blind. My eyes are fine with glasses but I’m starting to to see lines in my vision somtimes. And now my mom takes two drops and my dad just found out he has something genetic that could make him blind. So now they tease I need to take care of them and I haven’t had dream like that forever but watch it skip a generation instead

    • SBelleC

      560d

      I get really anxious about breast cancer. (TMI) I feel myself all the time but I have pretty fibrous breast tissue and I have no idea a normal tissue lump vs something I should worry about. Both my mom and grandma were diagnosed with breast cancer within the last year, so that definitely didn't help. It pops into my head all the time "I could be dying right now and not know it". It helps to breathe and remind myself that even if I did have it, there are treatments. Or that many other people have/do have it and are okay and doing well

    • David1212

      561d

      Hi, I know the problem intimately. I still have very serious anxiety about COVID, even though I was vaccinated and even though I already got sick once. I am constantly afraid that I will get the violent variant and I will reach a state of being sedated and ventilated and in the end I will die because of it. What helps me the most is conversations with my psychologist, he really knows how to help me overcome things, and that's why I offer you psychological treatment as well. Have you tried it before?

☝ This content is generated by our users and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Want to chat or share? Download the Alike app now and get complete access to Alike.health's unique features.

Find people who are
experiencing a similar
medical reality

100% Free
100%
Free

Download Alike for the full experience

JOIN

View All

Bupropion

night sweats

paranoid

Valium

sertraline

palpitations

Anxiety (Including GAD)

Depression

palpitations

Depression

Valium

Bupropion