Illness Anxiety Disorder

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    Tips for being around sick people when you have an illness / contagion phobia?

    Long story short, I have always had a phobia of getting sick. It causes me to avoid being around sick people at all costs. The pandemic has only made it worse. But does anyone have tips for how to deal with it when you *have* to be around someone who is sick? I'm not talking about COVID-19 here, but if my partner gets a cold, for example, any tips on how I can cope with being around them and deal with the potential for becoming sick? My phobia controls me so much that I either want to ask my partner to stay somewhere else or I want to leave, but this is very detrimental to my relationships. Any tips or suggestions at all? #ContaminationOCD #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #Phobia #IllnessAnxietyDisorder



    #IllnessAnxietyDisorder /pareidolia. Does anyone have visions of faces all the time that no one else can see but you. I have read about it and they say it’s harmless. Not for me. I’ve been in the hospital 10 times this year from passing out from it. Most horrible experience I’ve had for four years now. It’s getting worse everything I look at even when I eat I see them. Please help if anyone has any info on this. I have a psychiatrist and a therapist and I’m on medication for this.



    I am going to be widowed soon
    My wife has stage 4 cancer and it is spreading


    My anxiety is over the top tonight. I am also bi polar w few manic episodes. Took me years to admit that. How do you guys deal w this everyday ?

    #Anxiety #IllnessAnxietyDisorder


    Prayers Please, One of my worst headaches in awhile. Thank you



    Has anyone had medical anxiety therapy?? #

    My trauma therapist thinks I need medical anxiety therapy - I’m type 1 diabetic, stage 4 kidney disease, renal anemia, cyclical vomiting syndrome caused by atypical chronic migraine, arthritis, along with various anxieties and depression. My medical history is complex including total hysterectomy, I lost a child due to my health, and I get no break from being controlled by my blood levels as my pump is a constant bleeping companion and it affects every part of life. I don’t know if therapy will help as I don’t know about this kind. Anyone got any experience of it?