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Help does anxiety trick your mind into thinking I have a brain tumor or MS.

Im getting Physical symptoms not to mention I had an MRI and CT scan back in Feb and everything came out clear.. did A heart check and My heart is Healthy as a horse... Now only thing thats left is a Thyroid check please someone help me.... I feel like im going to go insane
Category: Symptoms 3 years ago
Merang
Asked 3 years ago

I have a fear of having a heart attack or getting cancer. I don't know why but those two things scare the hell out of me. My heart races a lot and I do get anxiety pains so that really gets me going sometimes. And it seems like every day someone new I or my partner knows gets or is dying from cancer. I feel like it's almost inevitable that I get it too. I think it's kind of normal for some of us to fear for our health when you suffer from anxiety. Just keep reminding yourself that the odds are you are fine and that it's just the anxiety and fear playing tricks on you. When I get in that mind set I have to remind myself that the odds are in my favor. And that's great that your MRI, CT and heart check came out fine. I'm sure your thyroid will be ok too.
Jonos
Answered 3 years ago
Jonos

I suspect everyone who suffers anxiety has some sort of health related phobia, or at least health related anxiety on some level. I've been getting myself worked up about MS this past couple days, myself, actually. And if someone even says the word "appendix", I'm certain I have appendicitis, even when I don't feel any pain or anything remotely appendicitis-like. (I will actually probably spend all night poking at my abdomen, now, just making sure it still doesn't hurt. Seriously.) Try to keep the rest of us in mind, when you start to feel panicked about something health related - it's a typical anxiety symptom. Hopefully knowing that will help you to convince yourself that anxiety is the only health problem you have :)
Asho_DirtyPoo
Answered 3 years ago
Asho_DirtyPoo

Hypochondria is a fear of being sick or dying. I've convinced myself I have a brain tumor. I'm addicted to checking my symptoms on WebMD. I Have epilepsy and a heart arrhythmia, but for the longest time I thought I would have heart attacks and serious neurological problems.
SADgirl_814
Answered 3 years ago
SADgirl_814

I also get the feeling of brain tumor or diabetis in my case. I think the diabeatis comes from someone I know just coming down with it and maybe how I feel when an attack comes on.
poisonivy682010
Answered 3 years ago
poisonivy682010

You all sound like me. I get dizzy feel like im having a heart attack. All this started a month ago. Never had panic or anxiety. Dr tells me im not dying its anxiety. Im healthy stress test CT scan blood physical. but when I get those strange body pains like pain in head or face, pain in left arm pit left elbow and numb hand Im thinking its a real heart attack. I get fast piercing pains in my head and chest. The other night a strange pain in my inner thigh. Im like whats the deal with these odd pains? I have shortness of breath to. I start to worry blood clots! Then I talk myself down and take a med that i only take when i cant take the anxiety anymore. It eases it where I can bear it. I fear that im dying then I fear im dying and going to hell. Like im suffering these horrible feelings from all my sins lol. It drains me physically to. Im a very busy motivated person. But since last month after having my first attack I have no energy or motivation or concentration. I want to be me again.
schnurmac
Answered 2 years ago
schnurmac

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