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mia_lillliana

707d

to those who have health anxiety how do you not go into panic thinking you have something? i can literally see a post about someone having something and i automatically think i have it and i have a panic attack.

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    • Pixyy

      706d

      Oh my god I called an ambulance every week for the longest. My health anxiety was so bad and you couldn’t convince me I was okay. But honestly what worked for me, and continues to work for me is, combating/counteracting the irrational thoughts/fears with something realistic. That’s the best way I can describe it. Like I would always worry about my heart (blood pressure, heart rate, etc) so I would combat it with trying to take better care of myself so I knew I would be okay if that makes sense. Like if you’re afraid of going into anaphylactic shock, I would suggest getting an allergen test so you can put your mind at ease. I guess just finding solutions and combating my anxiety in general really helped. It was severe for me, so I’m telling you there’s hope 🤍 I was all over the place, I hope you find what works for you!

    • Sparklelover

      706d

      If I see something I usually close my eyes tell myself I am alright nothing will happen to me then I have no panic attack it usually works or take cbd stress relief oil works like a charm

    • Raina.8

      706d

      For me, I give myself the time to think it all over, (hope this won’t be triggering) I’m currently waiting to hear back from a doctor and I’m terrified they are gonna say it’s cancer so when I first heard I had to see a doctor about it, I gave myself the time to fully freak out about it, like I cried at work it’s was a great time (not really) but I was communicating with people and they told me to look at every option it could be, and once I got most of the anxiety out of my head, I started to calm down and just wait for the doctors answer

    • Ashpants

      706d

      You might be a hypochondriac... I am, and the best way for me to fight it is to use logic... For example, I'm always afraid that I'll catch COVID again, but I've been vaccinated twice, the cases are getting lower and lower, I sanitize constantly, wash my hands just as much, I keep my distance from people, and I wear a mask when I go into crowded areas, or areas where there are sick people, like the doctors or the hospitals... So I take all these precautions, I should be fine, and I could get a test if I really want to, but I don't want to waste their time, so I won't go unless I need to

    • Annie24

      706d

      All of these people on here are so helpful and encouraging. As you see, we are NOT alone. I’ve recently been struggling with anxiety about the possibility of getting diabetes. Here’s the thing I’ve learned from being a hospice nurse—we are all guaranteed death at some point in life. ANYTHING can bring about demise. Even walking across the street. Life is about balance, “picking your poison” and enjoying the richness of living. Fear is a lie. You can do EVERYTHING right and possibly be very ill. You can do all things wrong and be fine. You just never know. The body is very weird. LOVE YOURSELF. And laugh more. Laugh a lot. It helps my stress so much.

    • Pixyy

      706d

      Oh my god I called an ambulance every week for the longest. My health anxiety was so bad and you couldn’t convince me I was okay. But honestly what worked for me, and continues to work for me is, combating/counteracting the irrational thoughts/fears with something realistic. That’s the best way I can describe it. Like I would always worry about my heart (blood pressure, heart rate, etc) so I would combat it with trying to take better care of myself so I knew I would be okay if that makes sense. Like if you’re afraid of going into anaphylactic shock, I would suggest getting an allergen test so you can put your mind at ease. I guess just finding solutions and combating my anxiety in general really helped. It was severe for me, so I’m telling you there’s hope 🤍 I was all over the place, I hope you find what works for you!

    • kyliee

      706d

      yes! i have somatic obsessions about health with my OCD and my compulsions are researching it for hours, which causes a lot of anxiety. I honestly just try to talk to my partner about it, and try to convince myself that I don’t have it and its just OCD/anxiety, though that usually doesn’t work 😅 but if i find out something that actually helps ill let you know

    • Pastel_bb

      706d

      I tend to stay away from triggering content and doom scrolling/panic googling. I had to mute medical medium because his testimonials would pop up with no warning and I would spiral

    • WWW

      707d

      A lot of diseases, conditions, syndromes... list similar symptoms that one can easily think they may possibly have this and that. I've done the same and been so wrong. You know your body best, if something feels different like you are now having fatigue for example then see your doctor and request to have blood work done. Getting timely Gyn paps and age appropriate tests such as a yearly mamogram, along with wellness checks is all part of taking care of yourself. Science has proven our thinking can affect our health. I recommend the book- The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness Matter & Miracles by Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D

      • mia_lillliana

        707d

        @WWW does that mean if i think i have diabetes or something ill get it?

        • Claude03

          706d

          @mia_lillliana No. That is not how diabetes works. I understand the anxiety of not knowing. I’m currently dealing with that in regards to my heart and possibly other organs. My takeaway from what you’ve said is that you might want to avoid seeing things that trigger panic attacks. If you think you might have something, talk to a doctor about it.

        • WWW

          706d

          @mia_lillliana Ever heard of, if you believe you'll receive? What about, if you think you can you can & if you think you can't you're right? What we put out to the universe it answers us. Our thoughts are powerful. If we think we are ill our body 'can' respond and become ill. I'm not a doctor nor a scientist nor a scholar but from (non-fiction) books such as the title I mentioned up above I believe the scientific facts. I myself believe my psoriasis was caused by my ongoing high levels of stress. Mainly due to living with PTSD and GAD and solely relying on meds for years and years and not dealing with my mental health and my issues in CBT that caused PTSD and GAD in the first place. My trauma has consumed my mind for over 20 yrs and my body has reacted in a fight or flight mode, I startle easily etc. My nervous system is wacky and I battle with my past all the time due to unwelcome, nightmares, flashbacks... It has my body and mind exhausted. Always trying to distract myself when unpleasant memories pop up (especially when I'm triggered) to when I was in 'a hell on earth event' feeling unsafe, frightened and all that. Even when I think of something else or keep busy without lingering too long on those bad times, these traumatic events are always in my subconscious mind. I am going to give EMDR a shot. To transform my thoughts on these traumatic times. Will you get diabetes? Idk. Most likely no, I don't think so but I believe anything is possible. So shouldn't we all put our energy, our thoughts to believing we are healthy. How about thinking your body keeps you well and processes sugar without needing insulin dosages? Perhaps cut back on sugar intake and substitute with natural stevia. I'm working on my thought process. I listen to binaural beats, hypnosis recordings, practice guided meditation, do breathing exercises. I'm also working on not procrastinating and being disciplined with my sleep, self-help. I'm getting there, snail pace but I'm trying. You can do it and I wish you speedy progress.

    • pumkinpie

      707d

      I honestly hope someone can answer this question because I literally do that everyday. It's becoming debilitating due to the constant worry of some horrifying disease I probably don't have. It's even worse due to the fact I'll start to experience "symptoms"

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