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*3mes3

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Hello everyone.

Does anyone struggle with health anxiety?
Recently I had some blood work done and my doctor told me she can't find a thing wrong with me. However, I feel feverish, though my temp is always normal, quite often. This is really freaking me out, and I know that my anxiety only makes it worse.

Is anyone else here convinced and terrified that they are seriously sick?

This is ruining so much of my life.
 
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Welcome to the forum.

Occasionally I will get thoughts that i'm seriously ill. Usually I think I have a brain tumour or that i'm going to have a heart attack.
But, as you said, it's the anxiety itself which causes these symptoms and so it's very easy to end up stuck in a vicious circle.

I can't work out from your screenname if you're male or female (sorry!), but am wondering if this feeling hot and feverish ties in with your menstrual or hormonal cycle at all?
I know that I used to really sweat buckets and feel very hot before my period, even though my temperature was actually fine.
 
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Hi. Thanks for responding! I am female, and it does seem to tie in with my menstrual cycle.
For sometimes up to a week and a half before my period I'll get the worst night sweats. I mean, I wake up drenched. This has only started a year ago and I'm only 30. It's weird.
 
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There are websites out there where you can track your period and make a note of how you are feeling. I used to use mymoodtracker.

I wonder if it's worth doing, so that if you are experiencing a lot of anxiety about how you're feeling, you might find it reassuring to see it's part of a cycle and that you'll feel better.
 
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Thank you so much for you advice. I think I'll give it a try!
 
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