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Dealing With Intense Health Anxiety

Dealing With Intense Health Anxiety

I was wondering if anyone else suffered from health anxiety? I have days where my symptoms are so overwhelming i find it hard to reassure myself that i actually have fibromyalgia and not some other underlying illness. I have had a great range of physical tests and all point to me being healthy but sometimes i just cant shake the feeling.
Any comments on how you guys cope would be appreciated !

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Yes i get this too. Leads to horrible panic attacks despite all tests coming back normal. I get scared its not fivro because i dont have the deily muscle pain. I cant go months feelig totally normal and then wll the sudden ill get super sick for a fews weeks or months. This lqst time its been dizziness, headaches and brain fog. Last time it was palpitations and chest pain. I undergo all kinds of tests and all comes back normal. Eventually the symptoms disappear

posted 10 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I get like that. It triggers anxiety attacks. I then have to use things like rescue remedy and listen to meditations on youtube for anxiety and over thinking. Breath work helps too. There are many different ways. I like inhaling through nose to the count of 4 hold for count of 7 and exhale with a whoosh to the count of 8. ❤️

posted 10 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Yes, I have severe health anxiety.My Dad was the only one who could calm me down and make me focus, but he died a little over a year ago ....he was 82. I am basically a positive person but when symptoms hit, I lose all sense of reasoning. My husband has zero patience which makes things worse. I have gone to the ER several times over the years and have had multiple tests. The last time I went I swore that I would never go again and I haven't. I am not " cured" of the anxiety and fear of dying, but now I really PRAY that if there is something seriously wrong then God will give me the message and insight to go in or call 911. It gives me peace. I also journal! I hope this helps a bit! 😊

posted 2 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Yes I feel like that too and I really try to take my mind someplace else even tell my own self to shut up to me. Most of the time the symptoms I am worried about go away within a couple weeks. Not saying it’s for everyone because it may truly be something then of course get it checked out. I think we all are super aware of our bodies and notice everything because we don’t want one more thing. Hang in there

posted 10 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I have that happening everyday. It cause my heart to beat fast and now triggered my blood pressure to be high. My anxiety is so bad I have not left my house in 2 years. Not even to open my door.

posted 3 months ago
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