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anxious even when I feel ok.

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Sara_1978

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I have health anxiety that’s been causing me lots of physical symptoms.
Im lucky enough to not feel terrible every day, I get good days and bad days.
Just lately tho iv started to fear the symptoms and that anxiety feeling even on the good days....so on the good days I’m fearing feeling bad.
How do I stop this?
I used to go to bed at the end of a good day and be thankful that iv had a good day but now I feel like the good days are non existent as I’m worrying about it turning into a bad day.
Anyone have any suggestions on how to deal with this?
 
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Are you able to describe these bad days :hug:
 
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A bad day is when I feel unwell in any way or I’m experiencing symptoms as this sets off this fear....constantly feeling frightened that I’m seriously ill or I’m going to suffer something very serious such as a stroke or heartache.
 
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May I ask how many bad days you have had recently? Looking beyond the fear, could there be a pattern of events (it could be anything from a sub-conscious trigger to a physical one) leading upto these bad days? It really is important to look beyond the fear, and take comfort in that none of these bad things (stoke etc.) have happened :) Have you had a health check with your Doctor :hug:
 
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Well I had a panic on Friday as I had indegestion, convinced myself it was a heart attack.
Yesterday and today have been ok but iv constantly worried the day would turn bad.
I do try to tell myself that, yes I haven’t had a stroke or heart attack before but I have a clever mind that gets round that by saying well it wasn’t all of those other times but it is now.
Also very hard to ignore physical symptoms 😢
I can advice others that they are fine and nothing’s going to happen to them and that they’re just suffering with anxiety....but telling it to myself is a whole other thing!!!
 
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Today is not going to be a good day!!!
I woke up with a very warm feeling in my head....of course my brain is wondering what that could be?
Then the news from a friend that her husband had passed away on Saturday....he was unwell but not expected to die.
This really hasn’t helped with my health anxiety.
I feel physically sick 😢
 
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