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    Ocd health anxiety

    I'm completely freaking out. I have OCD and one of my themes is health anxiety. I woke up yesterday to my neck feeling really tender on one side. It feels like there is a lump or it could just be that it's swollen. I smoke but am working on quitting which also just heightens my fear. One of my obsessions is getting cancer which I know it probably isn't but my OCD is trying to take me there. I don't have health insurance which definitely doesn't help my anxiety but right now for reasons I won't go into I'm unable to get it. Anyway it's still early in the morning here but I'm going to text my therapist in a few hours to tell her what's going on. I wish I could turn my brain off. #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #HealthAnxiety #Anxiety #OCD

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    Wellness Wednesday: Blood Sugar Testing Anxiety

    <p>Wellness Wednesday: Blood Sugar Testing <a href="https://themighty.com/topic/anxiety/?label=Anxiety" class="tm-embed-link  tm-autolink health-map" data-id="5b23ce5f00553f33fe98d1b4" data-name="Anxiety" title="Anxiety" target="_blank">Anxiety</a></p>
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    Meditation - just dipping my toes in #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder

    Lately I've been trying to meditate. As someone with OCD, and someone who has always had a very busy brain in general (I'm certain the two are related!), it's very difficult for me to slow my brain down and refrain from engaging with my thoughts. Man. I also struggle with being a beginner at anything, which is probably part of my OCD. Good grief, I am definitely a beginner with this though, and I am working on accepting that this is where I have to start to be able to make progress (yay perfectionism, am I right?!). A podcast I listen to said that most people experience intrusive thoughts every TWO SECONDS when they are beginners at meditation. That sounds legitimate. I swear sometimes I have a new thought every second, just BAM-BAM-BAM, popping into my head like fireworks, and each one clamoring for my attention. But it's supposed to help with OCD in the long run -- since it's all about accepting your thoughts without judgment -- so I am gonna keep on keeping on!#Meditation #MentalHealth #ContaminationOCD #HealthAnxiety #perfectionism

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    Hello from Health Anxiety/OCD land.

    I'm new to the Mighty and as I read through so many of your posts, I'm sad it took so long for me to find this community.

    I was very recently diagnosed with Health Anxiety/OCD. This endless loop of intrusive thoughts and compulsions are so exhausting--I'm basically paralyzed with fear at all times.

    I wanted to introduce myself to the group in hopes that someone out there can give me some hope that this insidious condition can eventually be managed. #OCD #HealthAnxiety

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    What are three things you can control about your health right now?

    <p>What are three things you can control about your health right now?</p>
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    Wellness Wednesday: Diabetes Distress and Burnout

    <p>Wellness Wednesday: <a href="https://themighty.com/topic/diabetes/?label=Diabetes" class="tm-embed-link  tm-autolink health-map" data-id="5b23ce7700553f33fe99129c" data-name="Diabetes" title="Diabetes" target="_blank">Diabetes</a> Distress and Burnout</p>
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    10 Surprising Mental Health Facts You Should Know

    <p>10 Surprising <a href="https://themighty.com/topic/mental-health/?label=Mental Health" class="tm-embed-link  tm-autolink health-map" data-id="5b23ce5800553f33fe98c3a3" data-name="Mental Health" title="Mental Health" target="_blank">Mental Health</a> Facts You Should Know</p>
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    Another day

    Today I'm jittery still find it hard to eat keep thinking deep into my health even though my heart has been tested and I was told I have covid I'm constantly sweating and overwhelmed I never get a conversation with an adult except my wife when she is home I've always got my 2 kids to watch over and babysit to help out some friends I'm overwhelmed even though I shouldn't be in the past I would watch up to five kids in my spare time worked 2 jobs and barley got any sleep I never had panic attacks and didn't need meds I've always had a little health anxiety but it was never this serious sending my body into a constant shock and constantly checking my vitals I vent alot on here but it's been really bad this past week for some reason I was managing it fora couple months but feel like I've relapsed and it's even worse I started to take setraline 4 days ago side effects of meds Maybe but I started this down spiral a day before I took them I'm hungry but don't want to eat because it makes me sick I've eaten maybe 1 meal a day these past 5 days I don't feel like im stuck between is there something else wrong with me our is this covid on top of health anxiety my vitals were stable the whole time at the hospital I was there for like 3 hours but at home they seem to drop bp is low heart rate is wild from to low to to high doc said the home ones aren't so accurate but being me I can't just accept the word from anyone I can't wait to see my psychologist and therapist in a couple days had to reschedule a couple weeks back so it been a month since I've seen anyone I woke up with a little energy today ignored some aches and pains and cleaned up a little but slowly spiraled into a loop of anxiety I just wanna feel like me agian and I don't feel like it will ever happen #COVID19 #HealthAnxiety #Anxiety #PanicAttacks

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    Today

    Was home I'm steel weak and my morning was great afternoon my anxiety went up but I took some meds and it's down to managble little sick to my stomach still haven't ate much but overall better than the last couple days got the kids tested they have covid as well they seem to be fine though no major symptoms I'm just trying to keep my anxiety down by telling myself it's just covid you're good but it's still trying to creep up screw #COVID19 and screw #HealthAnxiety

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