I am my own worst enemy.

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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 17
   Posted 10/27/2007 9:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I am suffering quite badly today with anxiety and all becasue I have worked myself up so much.
Yesterday I got out of the bath and noticed a very very tiny spot of blood on my towel, so thinking my period had begun (it is due today or tomorrow) I used my normal sanitary protection.
3 hours later I went to change it and only the very very tip had bright red blood on and also it was a very small amount. Had nothing since eyes .
I am the first to admit that I can sneeze twice and think I have Bird Flu etc - I do suffer quite badly with Health Anxiety, but now I am almost convinced I have Ovarian C.
I feel so sick with worry and anxiety that I want to vomit.
Why do I feel like this? Why can't I beat anxiety? I know that feeling this way is not normal and I don't want it anymore.
Thank you for listening
Stress is when you wake up screaming and realise you have not slept.

Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 80
   Posted 10/27/2007 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I know how you feel! I suffer from health anxiety is well. I could feel one little tingle in my head and swear i have a tumor or somthing. I work myself up so much i feel like i could vomit too, its the anxiety. I would ask myself the same questions, i just recently started taking medication and hopefully that will start to help me soon. have you thought about the possibility of medication?

hope you feel better!


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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 17
   Posted 10/27/2007 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kayla

I came off my medication quite some time ago as I was manging so well. I would say that out of each month I only have a handful of days where I feel this way, it's just the handful I can't seem to manage anymore.

I know that it may be something so simple as a little erosion on my cervix, but you know what a demon Google is.

I feel better for just having a reply but already the pain has now started in my chest and armpit. I want to relax I really do and I get so angry with myself for not being able to. Sometimes it seems the harder I try to relax then the more I panic.

My doctor is not much good with the sympathy tbh, she is very much a "pull yourself together" type.
Infact it was not until I found Healing Well that I relalised the pains I get in my under arm was the anxiety (was convinced I had Breast Cancer, so was Googling, that was how I found the site).

Thank you for the reply - its just nice to know someone else feels the same.

Stress is when you wake up screaming and realise you have not slept.

Regular Member

Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 345
   Posted 10/27/2007 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I also suffer from health anxiety---and it is so frustrating and painful! I've been having back/GI problems and because no one can find out what's 'wrong' with me---I am thinking the worst--cry all of the time, etc.. I tried to take some meds---they didn't help---but, will be going back to my primary DOC on 11/14 to try and figure this out! I used to be so 'together'---and now, I just don't understand WHY this is happening! I do see a counselor---and it helps to journal my thoughts, bad dreams, and 'anger' that I may feel about things---but, I feel pretty isolated---like I am the only one with this. coming to HW helps--so, keep posting! You aren't alone! ;)


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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 10/27/2007 11:07 AM (GMT -6)   

Dear Verity,

Anxiety Disorders affect about 40 million American adults age 18 years and older  in a given year. We are not alone in fact we are a tiny percent so please know that you are in good company.

As uncomfortable as it can be I know that you will get through this. Spotting is not unusal so please be assured that we understand and your fears can be conquered.  You are cared for and supported here in this wonderful forum.

Gentle Hugs


Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
*~* Not a mental health professional at all *~*
Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression, GERD, Osteoarthritis
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It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.~Mahatma Gandhi~

Veteran Member

Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1193
   Posted 10/27/2007 11:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear Verity,
I agree with you that we can most certainly be our own worst enemies as well as our own worst critic.  But you will make it through this, have you tried anything to relax yourself?  There is a post somewhere on this board that has some great relaxation exercises on it.  If you look back through the posts I'm sure you'll find it.  Maybe even taking a bubble bath would help to relax you and put you in a peaceful frame of mind, even if only for a short while.  I hope you start feeling better soon.
As other have expressed to you, please keep posting here, we will help you through this and support you however we can.
Agoraphobia, Barrett's Esophagus, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Panic/Anxiety Disorders, Restless Leg Syndrome, Severe Acid Reflux, Sleep Apnea, Social Anxiety and PTSD
Meds: Ambien CR, Ativan, Flexeril, Lamictal, Lexapro, Neurontin, Nexium, Requip, Ritalin ER

A slip of the foot you may soon recover,

but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.

Benjamin Franklin


New Member

Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 8
   Posted 10/29/2007 5:34 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Verity,

You are not alone. Health anxiety is the worst! It seems as though its always something. Iv been tested for just about everything. They never found anything but the symptoms are so real. Today was a bad day for me. I notice on mondays after my husband goes to work and my sons leaves for school and im all alone, it kicks in with a vengence! I have to keep myself from making a dr's appt sad Hang in there. i sometimes try to do some deep breathing. I know it sounds stupid but anxiety causes shallow breathing and its amazing what it can do. I just recently found this forum and everbody here is great. Keep posting.

Take care

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