Severe Health Anxiety

(11 Posts)
gemsparkle84 Thu 22-Oct-15 20:00:23

Does anyone else suffer with severe health anxiety? I am 21 weeks pregnant and suffering awful. Does anyone else have any experience? I really need some help x

Fuzzyduck21 Sun 25-Oct-15 10:44:36

Mine developed during pregnancy. I was obsessed with something harming the baby. Now I'm obsessed with anything that could prevent me having another. It's so hard. Had counselling etc but didn't help as couldnt really open up. Wish I had gone on medication but couldnt as was too scared it would hurt baby (even though many are safe, it was part of my anxiety). Have you spoken to a doc or midwife? Xx

PinkPlaid Fri 30-Oct-15 10:51:26

Hi there, I'm struggling too - just posted a new thread about anxiety attacks at night. I am convinced something's wrong with me and I won't live to see my baby grow up, which is making me sick with nerves. Doctors have said I can go back on meds if I get really bad, but I am trying to hold out... Take care and know that you're not alone x

gemsparkle84 Sun 20-Dec-15 22:17:37

Hi both,

How are you both getting on? I'm still struggling with the anxiety daily it's horrendous. I worried if you were managing to get some support xx

KimberleyTin Wed 30-Dec-15 18:15:06

I too had such an experience. You must not ignore it. Visit a doctor immediately. You may try finding one through teddy can..just type doctor in case your doctor is not available during festive time.

Fuzzyduck21 Thu 14-Jan-16 16:00:59

Still struggling I'm afraid. Having cbt but it seems a bit naff so don't know if it's being done properly???? Sleep deprivation makes it worse but I have a 4 month old so I'm going to be sleep deprived and he doesn't sleep in the day without being held so I can't sleep when he sleeps. I'm so down xx

gemsparkle84 Sat 16-Jan-16 15:21:48

Hi Fuzzyduck I hope you're coping. I'm still suffering. Still going with the CBT. Xx

Fuzzyduck21 Sat 16-Jan-16 22:40:59

Sorry to hear that sad what kind of things do they get you to do in cbt? I'm not sure if I would be better off with some general talking therapy rather than cbt xx

gemsparkle84 Mon 18-Jan-16 10:27:59

With CBT you get the talking bit too. I do things like writing things down to reflect on and looking at where I going wrong with my behaviour and how then has an effect on my thoughts. It's really good.

Fuzzyduck21 Mon 18-Jan-16 11:00:25

Yeah I just think maybe my CBT guy isn't that good haha. Will persevere.... It does make me rationalise things but I still can't shift the thoughts even though I know they aren't rational xx

gemsparkle84 Mon 18-Jan-16 12:06:59

I'm the same Fuzzy. I have some shit days and some are a bit better. Like you say we've just got to persevere. wink

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