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   Posted 7/3/2010 4:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone have anxiety, about being sick or having an illness that the doctors dont see or cant anxiety is caused  by the symptoms of anxiety, I think that its not anxiety but its me actually having an illness and the docters cant find it, or dont take the time to find it...Can anyone relate to this?  Please post your experiences if you can..

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   Posted 7/3/2010 7:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Morning,

All you posts have a similiar theme. It does feel to me like you may have health anxiety.
Health anxiety refers to an excessive preoccupation or worry about having a serious illness. Often, health anxiety persists even after a physician has evaluated a person and reassured them that their concerns about symptoms do not have an underlying medical basis or, if there is a medical illness, the concerns are far in excess of what is appropriate for the level of disease.

Studies have shown that cognitive behavioral therapy works well for people with health anxiety. There is an online, free version you may work from home on your own time if you do not have a therapist to help you.
Free CBT Online/MoodGYM

I wish you the best.


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   Posted 7/5/2010 9:10 PM (GMT -7)   
yes , yes, yes! I can totally relate...I wake up EACH day with worrisome thoughts about my health. Although several doctors have given the anxiety diagnosis (after multiple tests), I still worry that I have some other life threatening disorder that has not yet been detected. I honestly believe I am giving myself panic attacks worrying about whether or not its actuallly panic attacks that Im experiencing. Im strongly considering seeing a therapist, otherwise, Im probably going to drive myself CRAZY [img]/community/emoticons/cry.gif[/img] Good luck to you and take care!
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