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Twinkl3dom

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Hey everyone,

I’m using this thread as a way to vent my worry with anxiety because I hate burdening people with my anxiety but I need to talk about it. Recently I’ve been posting on here a lot because I suffer with severe health anxiety (I try not to call it hypochondria as to me I actually have the ‘problems’). I’ve been getting a pressure feeling above my eyebrow everyday plus a tingly scalp and pressure in my head and my whole body feels weird. My doctor says it’s just chronic neck/shoulder problems/I guess it could be my wisdom teeth. But it’s so persistent and I’m so tired of it. The doctors don’t take me seriously. I’m convinced it’s a brain tumour/un ruptured aneurysm and I even spoke to emergency care at the weekend (something I hate doing). I feel like I have poor memory too/I have no concentration and I just flick from show/film to the other when I try and find a distraction but nothing works. I’m constantly terrified of an attack or passing out and embarrassing myself in front of my college course mates or dying and ruining the lives of loved ones by doing so. I’m a pretty sociable person and I’ll chat to everyone and enjoy socialising (I don’t have social anxiety) and I used to love going out but recently the idea scares me as I’m scared I’ll get an attack, whether it be panic or these headaches/the pressure or die. I constantly touch my neck/shoulders/head in public (well and at home) when I have the pressure or when I feel it starting and it’s starting to get embarrassing. I’m feeling pretty helpless and I don’t know what to do. I’ve spoken to 5 healthcare professionals about my head. I haven’t told them about my anxiety because I don’t want them to blame my symptoms on that and not focus on what I think it is. I’m scared to date (as in romantically) in case it’s something bad and even if it’s not I wouldn’t want to deal with me when I’m in a state of panic and involve someone else in this (my previous relationship began when my anxiety had calmed down). I hardly ever reply to my friends messages (even though I love my friends) and I used to love studying (like in an extreme amount) but on my most recent essays I’ve just had no motivation to do them and I just sit staring at my phone or out of the window or at the blank screen, normally panicking, which is leading to grades that I don’t want. I’m so emotional recently and I cry at everything (I’m scared it’s from the health issue I think I have). I just don’t feel like myself and I’m just feeling helpless and everything feels pointless. I don’t want to tell anyone (that I know in person) this as they’ll just worry and I don’t want to burden them. But I just needed to vent it somewhere other than my diary. And if you’ve read this long essay then if you’re feeling the same about your health anxiety I hope you feel better soon! If you have any tips I would really appreciate it. And sorry for venting this awkwardly personal information.
also I’m sorry if you’ve replied to my previous threads and I haven’t replied but thank you I really do appreciate all of the replies x
 
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I understand how you feel Twinkle3dom, and I’ve felt the same in the past. Although my anxiety has moved on from health to a more generalised anxiety. It’s important to remember that your symptoms are real, albeit the cause may not be! What makes you think you have a brain tumour or un ruptured aneurism? I’m here to talk it through if you need
 
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Twinkl3dom

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I understand how you feel Twinkle3dom, and I’ve felt the same in the past. Although my anxiety has moved on from health to a more generalised anxiety. It’s important to remember that your symptoms are real, albeit the cause may not be! What makes you think you have a brain tumour or un ruptured aneurism? I’m here to talk it through if you need
hi ,i would rather talk to those who understand anxiety ,so im happy to listen if you need to talk
lots of love x Lu x
Thank you both for your replies I really appreciate it. My concern comes from the pressure feeling I get in my head, everyday I’m worried I’ll get it and I always do. My doctors won’t listen to me when I tell them that it’s bad so I’m scared it’s a tumour or aneurysm and it will just go untreated and the worse will happen when I’m at college or driving. It’s super exhausting it is with anxiety to be living with the worry of anxiety constantly and it makes me so irritable and scared to go out, when I used to love going out! Xx
 
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blueeyesblondehair

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Thank you both for your replies I really appreciate it. My concern comes from the pressure feeling I get in my head, everyday I’m worried I’ll get it and I always do. My doctors won’t listen to me when I tell them that it’s bad so I’m scared it’s a tumour or aneurysm and it will just go untreated and the worse will happen when I’m at college or driving. It’s super exhausting it is with anxiety to be living with the worry of anxiety constantly and it makes me so irritable and scared to go out, when I used to love going out! Xx
My advice to you is the advice I wish somebody had given to me when I was in a similar situation. Try to journal and rationalise your thoughts. When you start to journal you’ll be able to reflect, maybe sometimes what you believe to be the case might turn out not to be. Instead of your mind creating a possibly fictitious reality, you’ll be able to document actual reality. Either way, it helps to document your thoughts x
 
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Hello I do have health anxiety. Currently going back on the sertraline as I have had run of bad chest investigations ams it has worried me alot and not to mention covid. I'm a dental nurse and was see this alot this pain and pressure u talk about. Ha e you been to see your dentist? It sounds like TMJ. Your are possibly clenching and grinding alot at night and this is why you have this feeling of pressure and pain and tingling around your head and face. The pain and headaches people have with this can be quite bad. I and if you have anxiety it is quite possible your clenching and grinding your jaw alot without realising. I would suggest a visit to your dentist and ask to try a bite guard first. Failing that if things are still bad you can try a muscle relaxant or even botox in some case. I hope this helps. Xxxx

Rachel
 
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