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November 26, 2009

Help me!

Author: Staff

If anyone could help me out it would be much appreciated, and SORRY FOR THE ESSAY :p

I think that I may have hypochondria, I'm a 17 year old girl and I am constantly preoccupied with thoughts that I am seriously ill and something bad is going to happen.

I think that I first began to believe this after I had a 'serious' pain in my chest one night. I was convinced that I was having a heart attack and was going to die there and then. I then began to obsess constantly about my health. Next I had sharp pains in my head for a few days and thought that I had a brain tumour, however, the pain disappeared after while after many sleepless nights.

In the last few years, several illnesses have came and gone, I believed I had ovarian or cervical cancer for several months after having a stomach ache. I read about chlamydia and other diseases and saw syphilis symptoms on TV and was convinced I had the symptoms, checking my eyes, etc...despite not ever having sexual intercourse. My fear is now AIDS, my brother had shingles and I did not fear getting them until I read that people with AIDS could get them, then pains and tingles and itches began. I now spend much of my time poking and prodding my belly to feel if my liver feels tender and worrying that my immune system is shutting down after 2 colds in 2 months.

I used to be ill when I was a little girl and vomitted every night, doctors could not diagnose what was wrong with me at first but this turned out to be due to high anxiety.

I'm just terrified that I'm really ill and need answers, I am too scared to see a doctor in case I get bad news, I can't do normal things and my life is being ruined

what do I do?!

Posted by Staff on November 26, 2009 5:21 PM | DIGG | | furl


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