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February 19, 2008

I am 33, mom of three. Dad died of a heart attack at 48 (first heart attack at 31). About six years ago, I became certain that I had a tumor, or something wrong with my gall bladder. It was nothing. Lately I am convinced that I am about to drop dead of a heart attack, just like my father. I CANNOT stop worrying about it. I know it's dragging my life down, and I've spent unecessary money on dr visits and tests. I mean, what 33year old do you know who has a cardiologist?! I am scared to death of taking any drugs for it (no, seriously), but what do I have to lose? Anyone on meds and successfully come off them? Any one out there beaten this horrible beast???

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February 16, 2008

im 17 and i have been dealing with hypochondria for almost a year. my mom doesn't believe me, and my friends never give me the time of the day to even listen to me. I can't tell my boyfriend, he will think I'm a creep-o. I am facing many things. At times my ear gets clogged, and I think I'm going deaf. My eye turns red and highly irritated, I think I'm going blind. The one I worry about most is getting a STD. Not to mention, I lost it to my boyfriend and he lost it to me, and I have no intention with every having sex with anyone else due to cervical cancer and I don't want to contribute an STD. I have been tested twice in the past year. I wanted to go get tested once every month, but it gets pricey. When the doctors tell me I do not have one, I think they are lying to me. In a sense I want to know to know if something is wrong with me, but when Im at the doctors office I'm shaking because I don't know want to hear if anything is wrong with me. I sit at home and worry, worry, worry, worry, and worry. I cry all the time about it because I am so scared. I don't know what to do...

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February 3, 2008

i always think i am dying

Hello. I just found this site and thought i would share my story. Ever since I was very young, I have thought I had many diseases. When my brother was three and I was six, he got a piece of carrot lodged in his lungs and had to have surgery to remove it. For months I would cry and choke at night thinking I too had a carrot stuck in my lung. When I was seven I watched a movie about AIDS and thought i had Aids for about a year after that. Now, I am 25 and almost everyday I think I am having a heart attack, and I always tell myself, yeah, this time I'm really going to die. Needless to say, I never do. Also, for three years I had a permanent sore throat. thinking I had cancer, I saw about five or six different doctors about it, and finally a throat specialist succeeded in convincing me that I was fine. The next morning, for the first time in years, my sore throat went away. Now, besides for the heart attack thing, I have a lump on my chest which three doctors said was a cyst, and I cant help but really believe it is cancer. I am so sick of always thinking I am dying. and i am scared that one day I will be actually sick and no one will believe me.

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