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March 27, 2009

Is this it?

Author: Staff

I have probably been concerned about my health for as long as I can remember. I almost can't bear to think how many hours I have spent pondering over what is wrong with me. When I am in one of my anxious periods it is almost unbearable. Anxiety attacks, hours browsing the web and health books together with imagining how I am going to cope with the illness, outcome etc dominate the weeks until I can seek reassurance that I am not at that time actually suffering from the condition that I am most confinced I have. What is probably most comical is although I sort of believe I don't have the illness which has preoccupied me for so long I then worry that the amount of time I have spent worrying about it has probably started the ball rolling and I am just about to get the illness! I know it sounds madness when all around me other people are actually being ill and experiencing the horror of really coping but I just don't seem to be able to completely stop the process.

Anyway I just thought this may ring bells.

Posted by Staff on March 27, 2009 12:46 PM | DIGG | del.icio.us | furl


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