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Severe health anxiety over not sneezing is ruining my life.

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Tuey52

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Can anyone help please?

I've lost the ability to sneeze for the last 8 days and it's freaking me out badly I'm really anxious as I have health anxiety so this has taken over my life.

I'm convinced it's a brain tumour or something serious blocking the ability to sneeze.

I've tried the common tricks that make you sneeze but nothing.

the gp says its nothing to worry about but my anxious mind isn't accepting that answer.

can anyone relate to any of this please?

thank you for reading 😊
 
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I sure can relate, I used to suffer from immense health anxiety and just about every single menial thing my brain turned into a catastrophic disaster, so you're certainly not unique in the type of experience.

But I don't think there are any real solutions other than to seek treatment for your anxiety. Your mind is not acting rationally, you could run a medical gauntlet through every top medical professional in the world, they would all tell you it's fine and you would still worry because it's inherently not a rational worry.
 
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Why would you want to sneeze like that,Imean its not something that happens all the time,its not a symptom of a brain tumour i shouldn't think unless you are putting pepper up your nose then i don't think you should be sneezing all the time anyway unless you have hay fever ,i don't even sneeze when i have that .So your doc is right.
 
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Sneezing is a part of our body that has to clear out the rubbish as I say, so try not to make your self sneeze as your doctor is 100% correct. If it helps then I have not sneezed for over a month now.
 
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Sneezing is a part of our body that has to clear out the rubbish as I say, so try not to make your self sneeze as your doctor is 100% correct. If it helps then I have not sneezed for over a month now.
Thank you for your reply x
 
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Sneezing isn’t something people do on a regular basis, so not sneezing for 8 days is nothing to worry about. Something has to trigger a sneeze, such as getting pepper up your noise or dust particles and tree and flower pollen
 
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