The Hypochondria Blog » September 2011

September 15, 2011

This is in reply to Tammy..Hun you posted that you lost your mother when you were 11. I lost mine at 14. I just want you to know that I am exactly, EXACTLY like you are. I think that our hypochondria goes back to losing our mothers at a young age. Now that we have children of our own we fear that something may go wrong and we will not be able to be there for them.

I understand you completely hun. I would advise you to at least try a course of medication because it really does help. I was getting continual urges to check myself all throughout the day for lumps etc..The meds have kind of calmed the urges a little plus it is really important to get help for the depression that can also happen with this mental illness that we have. The depression can be debilitating at times I know. I have the same fears about medication that you do as well, but really, I don't feel like I have any choice BUT to take it at the moment..Life is too hard without it.

Please do take care ok and IF you can get some counselling too then please consider doing so..It all

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