Health Anxiety

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Health Anxiety

Postby Sarniajoy » July 16th, 2017, 1:54 pm

I suffer from health anxiety, inherited from my father, who in turn inherited it from his mother. Every ache and pain might be something serious. Fortunately for my GP, I don't like visiting the surgery unless I really have to, unlike my late father whose GP thought he had a good week if my old man hadn't put in an appearance! The Internet has a lot to answer for where people like me with health anxiety are concerned. I read an article several years ago, which I have taken to heart, and try my best to follow it, even though it is inconvenient. It probably has no merit at all; my GP dismissed it, but I can't. I try not to read health articles now, because I can think myself into the symptoms within minutes! YE GODS what a sad case I am!

Does anyone else on this forum suffer from health anxiety?
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Re: Health Anxiety

Postby Lyn » July 16th, 2017, 3:00 pm

You are not really a sad case because a lot of people are like you in that respect. It can't be helped, it's just the way you are.

I've always tended to be the opposite, thinking there is nothing wrong with me and any symptoms are just in my head.

The truth lies somewhere between the two of us!
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