Health Anxiety? _______Nope_________ 23772 posts
Aug 20th '13

I'm sure I'm not the only one with this issue. I wouldn't say hypochondriac, but I for sure have health anxiety.

I never did before I had my daughter. Before that I never went to the Dr and I could probably have had a heart attack and would have tried to shake it off. After having her (a preemie) I've been SO concerned about my and my kids health.

It's been made worse I think after going to the Dr because I feel like the always find something. That makes me think the worst all the time!

How do you deal with it? I really really hate this fear. No matter what, I always feel like there is something wrong with me that they just haven't found yet. I know the stress is bad for me, lol, and again, I never used to be like this!

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
Aug 20th '13
Quoting Just Ames:" I never used to be scared at the thought of driving but now I'm terrified of a crash, esp while the kids ... [snip!] ... are now responsible for someone else the thought of our child being brought up without us is scary. I know it is for me anyway."

Yeah, I think that's probably a big part too.

See, when I was pregnant with my 1st I didn't think about health at all. I figured it all just works out like it's supposed to. Then I had her at 27 weeks and watched her in the NICU and all of that. It made me super hyper vigilant, because, well, obviously bad things DO happen, and I had no idea I'd have her early, there really weren't any signs. It freaks me out because I always think, if that could happen, then I could have cancer, or some horrible illness or something, and not even know it.

Plus, when I do go in, they end up diagnosing me with things which makes me even more worried! I don't know if I was right then, that there was something wrong, or if basically, when you run enough tests, they're bound to find SOMETHING.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
Aug 20th '13
Quoting Just Ames:" LOL calm down :lol: Stay on your health and get regular check up's. That's all I got, lol. But I can ... [snip!] ... BUT you should take that and use her journey to inspire you to have faith in the medical system and how far we have come :) "

Oh for sure! And I'm not as neurotic as I sound, haha. I just will have a cough, or a bruise, and then, OF COURSE, google tells me it's cancer, hahaha.