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Topic: Health Anxiety My Story / Whats yours??

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  1. HeathilyAnxious
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    1 posts
    25 August 2019

    Hi..

    So I have been suffering with Health Anxiety now for the past six years.. I don't think I have ever felt more alone suffering with this disease.. everyone either assumes your nuts.. or your a hypochondriac.. (which I am sure they categorize as the same thing right?) No one understands the debilitating feeling of being awake at 2 in the morning pacing down your hallway wondering if you should go to the hospital or not.

    I used to feel so alone .. I recently however started writing about my journey and what happened to me personally. Even the act of writing for no one other that myself has been reliving. I am very very very new to the blogasphere but reading other peoples stories has been so comforting to me. I am not alone. I am not the only one who thinks that the worst is just around the corner, waiting to catch you when you least expect it.

    I would love to hear other peoples stories or share my own more in depth. I just feel I wish six years ago I had been ballsy enough to join a forum.. to say something.

    Anyway.. i look forward to hearing from you guys :)

  2. Soberlicious96
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    25 August 2019 in reply to HeathilyAnxious

    Dear HealthilyAnxious,

    Welcome to Beyond Blue and well done for reaching out.

    And I must say, I'm with you! In that writing things down ..... tapping it out on a keyboard or writing in a journal is SO therapeutic! I myself had a very traumatic childhood and found that keeping a journal was very helpful indeed. Nowadays of course there are many online support options and I love that they are 'open' 24/7!

    Anyway, you can certainly come here as much as you like, for as long as you like. Thanks again for sharing with us, and I hope that you find the support and understanding that you are looking for.

    Take care. xo

  3. Jessika
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    1 posts
    26 August 2019 in reply to HeathilyAnxious

    Hi there,

    I totally understand the feelings you have. It can feel very lonesome having this condition as most people who have no anxiety issues struggle to understand it.

    I've spent many nights pacing my hallway and contemplating hospital and about 2% of those times I do end up there.

    I've had this for most of my life even before I knew what it was. It started for me when I was 8 due to a traumatic young childhood and its stayed ever since. Sometimes I'm able to manage it well but other days I'm unable to and end up googling symptoms and pacing the house.

    Tonight is one of those nights! I've been able to fall asleep but because the anxiety is brewing and has been all day a bad dream has woken me and I'll be awake for a long while.

    Anyways, you are not alone. We are out there also with the doom cloud looming over us just as much as you :)

    Jess