For those with health anxiety

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   Posted 9/11/2006 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   
For those of us who have health anxiety just how many diseases have you diagnosed yourself with I'll start with my list.....I've had the following in my mind....
lyme disease
stomache cancer
heart disease
aortic anuerysm
pulmonary hypertension
blood clot
some new undiagnosed rare disease that no one knows about and I have the first case of it and it causes all my strange symptoms

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   Posted 9/12/2006 4:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Geez thats a long list
I havent really got a list ................the things I thought I had I do have: it is more the pain and anguish I went thru before finally being dx correctly I do get afraid at my age of stroke I have to say ..........Good post
  Just editing Typonese lol  tongue

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Post Edited (Lyn (Howlyncat)) : 9/17/2006 10:37:52 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 9/12/2006 7:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm 28 years old and here's my list

Mouth cancer (have been battling smoking for a few years)
Throat cancer
Lung Cancer
Skin cancer (checked every mole :)
ALL STD's (even though I'm a faithful husband, but still thought I had them)

The list would be longer, but these keep me busy enough :). HIV was finally "cured" with a test... but mouth and throat cancer is a daily battle. I don't have time for other diseases when I am occupied with these.

However, I am getting a lot better. Been dealing with the tobacco cancers for 12 years and I think I've finally got a handle on things. Every day is a step in the right direction... maybe some day, I won't be a hypo!
Today will not be as bad as yesterday... and tomorrow will not be as bad as today. 

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   Posted 9/13/2006 9:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Let me see...I believed I had....
Brain tumor
colon cancer
and did I mention lupus...I am still battling this belief...
DX'd with Fibromyalgia in 2004...Seasonal Affective Dirorder, Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder in 1994...Thats Enough...LOL

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   Posted 9/14/2006 12:22 AM (GMT -6)   
testicular cancer is a major worry for me, i touch myself for all the wrong reasons :)

and then there is the constant worrying about neurological disorders and brain cancer ect......

i also have a history of alzheimers in my family so i think about that a lot too, although im only 27

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   Posted 9/16/2006 3:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Mine are/were:
Brain Tumor
Stomach Cancer
Throat Cancer
Lung Cancer
Kidney Failure
Pancreatic Cancer
Colon Cancer
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
I've had this for a long time. My diseases have changed throughout the years. Lymphoma that has spread to all of my internal organs is my current imaginary self-diagnosis. (It's a long story...)LOL

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   Posted 9/16/2006 4:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Here's my list:

E-coli (recently cuz I ate spinach dip last week)
Ectopic pregnancy
Skin cancer
Biplor (even though I dont have the symptoms)
Lyme disease
What if I go blind? That was a worry that lasted a very long time.
Narrowing esophagus

Ive had this Health Anxiety since middle school (almost 16 years)

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   Posted 9/16/2006 7:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Chocking (does that count)
brain tumor
Pregnetcy (lol i'm a virgin)

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   Posted 9/17/2006 11:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Have to say we do have quite the lists here and if you get preggars antwat that would definitely fall in to the "Miracle" category ...............Lol


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   Posted 9/17/2006 2:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Pregnancy (too many times to count)
Allergic Aspergillus

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   Posted 9/17/2006 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   
blood poisoning (in first grade when teacher told us about it-- the beginning of my health anxiety)
cervical cancer
ovarian cancer
thyroid cancer
brain tumor
heart attack
wegener's granulomatosis
colon cancer
crohn's disease
adrenal cancer
breast cancer
hmmm. this is what comes to mind now- I'm sure there's more and this is only this list of what I'm afraid I've had myself... I also have health anxiety about my kids.

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   Posted 9/21/2006 1:45 PM (GMT -6)   
This should be fun, considering I am going through a major bout of this right now.
Brain Cancer
Heart Condition
Colon Cancer
Ovarian Cancer
Cervical Cancer
Throat Cancer
Lung Cancer (anyone sense a theme here)
Stomach/Bladder/Liver Cancer
Oral Cancer

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   Posted 9/21/2006 3:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I thought I might have MS at one time and I'm always afraid I might have Cancer. Can't blame me though, apparently we have one of the highest rate in the country for both. When I read that a person has a 1 in 4 chance of getting Cancer in their lifetime I am not feeling reassured.

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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 9/21/2006 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   


i've only suffered with health anxiety for the past 10 months. in that time i have convinced myself i have had,



bone  cancer

brain tumor

breast cancer



the latest is breast cancer. i keep podding and poking for lumps. even tho i find nothing i'm still not convinced. of course all the podding and poking makes me sore. then i panic because i'm sore. a never ending cycle as i'm sure you know. how do u break this cycle?


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   Posted 10/20/2008 11:29 AM (GMT -6)   
This is all too funny to read!!
Can you all see how many of us fear CANCER!

I've had panic/anxiety for 2 yrs now.
I've believed at some point during all of that time that I've had:

Brain Tumor (just because it crossed my mind)
Breast Cancer (due to too much chocolate - made them tender)
Uterine Cancer (because of an email I recieved)
Kidney Cancer (due to multiple infections)
Bone Cancer (because I have joint pain)
MS (because of tingling and numbness)
Heart Disease
Throat Cancer
Stomach Cancer (IBS)
Colon Cancer (IBS)
I'm not sure what tomorrow will bring - as of today though -
RA (joint pain)

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   Posted 10/20/2008 1:13 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL, lets see:
every form of Cancer
heart disease

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   Posted 10/20/2008 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   

Great post!  I "ditto" everything you all have written.  And when it turns out it isn't what I thought it was give me 6 months and I will think it is that same thing that it wasn't again.

Ughhhh.  Nice to know I am not alone in my "stinking thinking".


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