Monday, February 1, 2010

Anyone else had this problem?

So...anxious again. Same old same old. Everywhere I turn, there seems to be an advertisement, a news story, etc. about ALS. Things I've never seen before. Am I just notcing these now because I'm hyper-aware from anxiety? Has anyone else dealt with anything like this? Please comment.


  1. Hi there,
    I absolutely experience the same thing. And yes, I feel it is due to the anxiety- it does make us hyper aware. My husband is the polar opposite of me. He never worries, least of all about health. So I always compare myself to him as I view him as the norm and I assure you, what we're dealing with is not normal and I feel it's the equivalent to a mental disorder. It's impossible to control on my own and I'm seriously considering getting some professional help as I've been dealing with this for about 5 years now..

  2. I have been a health nut/ hypochondriac for as long as I can remember. I'm currently 35. My big ongoing fear is of a heart attack. I'm in the dental field so I have to get CPR certified every 2 years. In every video there is a 36 year old who suffered cardiac arrest! In less than a year I will be 36! I'm obese with high blood pressure and cholesterol. I am in constant fear. It sucks! I miss out on so much life because all I can think about is my blood pressure and heart rate.

  3. I've been seeing a commercial on my favored television lately about ALS that is targetted at donations from people. Needless to say it's a frightening commercial depicting a man playing with his children, bouncing him up and down, and then after a few scenes he walks around like an uncohesive zombie and then right after is paralyzed in a bed. I can see the emotional impact intended, but seriously, for us hypochondriacs, not cool :P

  4. Nervousness and feelings of anxiety and panic that interfere with daily life are not uncommon. Many people today suffer from these conditions and some in the form of panic attacks and/or anxiety disorders. Some of the symptoms include excessive sweating, feelings of impending doom, rapid heartbeat or skipping beats, sick stomach, digestive problems and headaches. Not everyone reacts the same way to nervousness, anxiety and panic, so any one of these symptoms can occur.
    Eliminate Anxiety

  5. Hi,
    I like your blog. I am 23 years old and I had health anxiety for a little while as a kid. Then it went away until this past summer. I've spent an unimaginable amount of time researching my symptoms and abnormalities I find on my body. I see a lot of people with health anxiety talk about ASL and I know what the illness is but so far I have refused to search it. But I've searched everything else. My greatest fear is cancer. I'm actually pretty convinced it's what all my symptoms, weird freckles, and swollen lymph nodes add up to. But hopefully that's just my anxiety. I want to be a regular person again and enjoy college, my friends and my job. But right now every aspect of my life is suffering because of this.