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Severe Health Anxiety

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Lottie_H

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Oct 22, 2018
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Hi everyone,

I suffer with severe health anxiety, particularly around food and the fear of getting infections/allergic reactions. It means I am very fussy with what I eat. I often avoid eating parts of a meal that I consider to be dubious, I have cut out almost all meat, waste a lot of food and am constantly checking for signs of badness. I go into a full panic meltdown if I eat or consume something that I am unfamiliar with because I am so scared of having allergic reactions. Every time I feel slightly unwell I think this could be sepsis (this is a particular fear I seem to be having at the moment).

Does anyone else suffer these kind of symptoms? I have tried CBT and am being referred for one-on-one therapy. I feel CBT helps to a certain degree, but doesn't eradicate the fear.

Any advice or insights would be really helpful :)
 
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Roseessa

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Jul 11, 2018
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Hi,
Is there a reason you have health anxiety just related to food?
Like have you had a bad experience in the past?
I cant really relate with health anxiety however there are other forums that has a lot of people on that does.
Maybe try talking to someone on there with health anxiety as I agree CBT helps some but not completely.
 
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soulsearcher

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welcome to the forum :)
 
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