Always worrying, fearing everything.

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

DutchieAnn
New Member


Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 7/12/2009 9:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I am new here. But I needed to go somewhere where there are others struggling with this.

I constantly worry, and think worst possible things.

I always think something is going to kill me, when I have cramps I think I have colon cancer, when I have a cold, I think its something worse. I have a tooth infection right now, and my face is swollen, gland is swollen, jaw etc. They put me on a stronger antibitioc last thursday and its taking a long time to heal, i immediately think its something life threatening, maybe its something more, maybe I am going to die from this because its not healing fast.

I google everything. I am always worrying, if its not health, its other things. I am driving my poor husband crazy and I hope i don't rub this off on my son.

Maybe its because I am a stay at home mom, with too much free time.
Maybe its because my mom was diagnosed with colon cancer 3 yrs ago, but she is better now.
Maybe its because my mom is the same way.

My husband always says, that not everything is as dramatic as I make them seem, but in my head they do.

Its frusturating!!! cry

Tirzah
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 2279
   Posted 7/12/2009 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ann!
Welcome to Healing Well.
I think that first off, you need to stop googling your symptoms. There are a lot of symptoms that can apply to both minor illnesses as well as major illnesses & the likelihood is that if you have anything wrong, it will be something minor. Besides that, there have been a lot of studies that show that when we keep reading about symptoms that we start to think that we have those symptoms, start to feel like we have those symptoms, even when we don't & that can make getting a legitimate diagnosis that much harder. So please do try to trust your doctors to diagnose you when you're not feeling well.

Beyond that, there are 2 things I would recommend. First, if you are not seeing a therapist, I think that would really help you. There are a lot of things that can be done to help get the non-stop worrying under control -- both through talk therapy & through medications, if necessary. Second, I know that the other members here in the Depression Forum will offer you as much support & help as they can, but I think you might find more "kindred spirits" in the Anxiety & Panic Disorders Forum. I know there are many members there who have been diagnosed with Health Anxiety & their symptoms sound very similar to yours. You might also try posting there. In the light blue bar at the top of the page, just click on the words "Diseases & Conditions" and then choose the Anxiety & Panic Disorders Forum.

We are happy to have you keep posting here, I just thought that the members there might be able to relate to your symptoms a bit better. But Depression & Anxiety often do overlap, so know that you are always welcome here!

blessings,
Frances
Moderator -- Depression Forum


stkitt
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 7/12/2009 2:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ann!

Welcome to HealingWell.  Great advice by Frances.  I do feel like you have health anxiety and we have great members in the Anxiety and Panic Forum that will readily identify with your issues.
 
Please do feel comfortable posting in the A & P Forum.  We would love to have you join the dicussions and support in that forum.
 

Wishing you the best,
Kitt


 

Kitt,
Moderator: Osteoarthritis, GERD/Heartburn
Anxiety/Panic, & Depression
*~*
http://www.healingwell.com/donate *~*
"When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others."
Not a mental health professional of any kind


stkitt
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 7/17/2009 7:30 AM (GMT -7)   

Dutchie,

Hello and wondering how you are?  I have responded to your post in A & P and other members have too so I hope you do come back and join us.  You will find so much support here and in the A & P Forum.

I am worried about you so if you read this please do post a note to let us know how your doing.

I wish you peace,
Kitt


 

Kitt,
Moderator: Osteoarthritis, GERD/Heartburn
Anxiety/Panic, & Depression
*~*
http://www.healingwell.com/donate *~*
"When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others."
Not a mental health professional of any kind


getting by
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 40567
   Posted 7/17/2009 9:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ann,

I agree with the above posts. Do not google all these symptoms, it will only make you worry more. And it does sound like you have anxiety issues.

Feel comfortable in posting in both forums if you would like to. I think you would get a lot of help on the A/P forum, there are a lot of people that go through the same thing. But in the same token, you are so welcome to post here.

Another thing that I would recommend is seeing your doctor. Discussing this situation. I take a medication called abilify. It really helps with obsessive thinking, which I had a huge problem with before. There are also other medications like that if abilify doesn't work for you. So seeing your doctor and discussing this might be the ticket.

I hope that you feel better soon.

Hugs, Karen
  Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
 
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Friday, December 02, 2016 9:40 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,731,950 posts in 300,977 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151137 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Country girl2.
287 Guest(s), 3 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Fairwind, poohcheez, otheym432


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer