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    Health Anxiety caused after unexpected health problem. can anyone relate?

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone can relate as I still can't understand how one life experience caused my perception to warp and almost two years later I still suffer from mainly HA but GAD too.
    I spent 6 months in and out of hospital with no real answers just being sent away with antibiotics time after time claiming I had bladder and kidney infections, finally when I got admitted with expected appendicitus it turns out i have a cyst on my ovary the size of a grapefruit, the fluids ended up leaking and causing PID, basically for 6 months things kept getting worse and I was becoming more sick and noone could really tell me exactly why all these things happened.
    Before all this happened I was the complete opposite of a hypocondriact, infact I would spend 2 weeks suffering with a chest infection and refuse to see a doctor or even take antibiotics convincing myself it was a cold (whilst still working crazy hours behind a bar and socialising and going out) I was extremely sociable, worked in bars and clubs for years and loved every minute of it, whereas now I couldn't think of anything worse.
    I hope that one day I can get back to my normal self but for the time being I'm still in dismay that one experience can change my whole mindset. Hope to hear that Im not alone.

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    Re: Health Anxiety caused after unexpected health problem. can anyone relate?

    Yes, for sure. It makes perfect sense that you would have health anxiety. I had it growing up, but not very bad. Then my mom got sick and died out of nowhere and my health anxiety shot through the roof.

    Yes, it can change your mindset, but it is fixable!! I am not perfect or where I used to be, but I have improved a lot with therapy.

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    Re: Health Anxiety caused after unexpected health problem. can anyone relate?

    Same happened to me. My mom suddenly died and now I'm wrecked with health anxiety :( I hope it's fixable...

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    Re: Health Anxiety caused after unexpected health problem. can anyone relate?

    After my grandfather passed away from lung cancer two years ago I've been plagued by 'non-existent' health worries. It's horrible, I get bad panic attacks too .

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