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  1. Hi k-love, First, I am so sorry that you are going through this. It is the worst feeling in the world, especially when you have small children to take care of. I have been in your shoes off and on for nine years. It is exhausting when you’re struggling with the fears. Anxiety takes our symptoms and puts them under a magnifying glass. The symptoms are real, but brought on by your anxiety. Every one of us on here does the exact same thing. You are most definitely not alone. At one point, about six years ago, I had convinced myself I had leukemia, stomach cancer and pancreatic cancer in the span of about two months. Have you thought about seeing your Gp or speaking with a therapist about your HA and fears?
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    Thank you. I do have an appointment with a new therapist who can hopefully give me more help than I currently have.
  3. So once again I’ve been experiencing symptoms and started googling (which should be illegal). I’ve managed to make myself a ball of stress and make my symptoms worse at the same time. It’s so frustrating to continuously do this to myself over and over. So far, over the past four months I’ve convinced myself that I have two different cancers
  4. Unless you experience anxiety of this magnitude there is no way to truly understand it, people just think we create these scenarios, as if it does not come from a place of real fear. It is truly isolating. You have the exact same fears that I have, leaving your kids. It really will be ok. Just try to breathe
  5. The fear is terrifying, relentless and exhausting. I’m so sorry you are going through this. I have been there myself. I hate bloodwork, ultrasounds and mammograms. They cause me so much stress that I don’t eat or function properly for days. Oddly enough, everything always comes back ok. Please remember that as you are struggling while waiting.
  6. Hi David! In my experience with symptoms, the anxiety makes them a million times worse. Yes, they are very real but our brain intensifies our physical pain. In the past, I have stomach and side pains and I thought I either had gall bladder inflammation or colon cancer. I had bloodwork, ultrasounds and a colonoscopy, all of which came back fine. I slowly began to try to “ignore” my aches and pains and move my body every day and the symptoms did subside. That being said, I know it’s easier said than done and I have frequent setbacks. Two steps forward, one step back.
  7. Hi All. After 20 plus years of PTSD and healthy anxiety (diagnosed years ago) I have finally decided to join a safe space to talk about how my mind runs in circles at every little change I experience in my body. The bulk of my HA is due to the losses of family members and my mother’s health scare with breast cancer. Not only do I overthink my own health, but the health is my children. It really has become a piece of my daily thoughts and fears. I work hard at being positive but some days are just a struggle. Hoping to find some support here.