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Emmaworry1983 Sun 06-Nov-16 18:06:31

I have extreme health anxiety surrounding my teeth. I over brushed them which caused some gum recession I also had 3 lower molars removed as a child over 20 years ago but I am convinced my teeth are going to crumble and that the gum recession will make them fall out. I'm constantly depressed and crying can't stop worrying it is effecting my whole life. My dentist has told me my teeth will not fall out. I have gained opinions from 2 other private dentists who said the same. Why can't I believe them. I am constantly prodding them to see if they move. I hate myself so much for letting it control my life has anyone else felt like this before?

swimster01 Sun 06-Nov-16 21:24:19

About different things yes and a relative has recently suffered from severe health anxiety - she was recommended for counselling.

Emmaworry1983 Sun 06-Nov-16 21:27:04

How long did the referral take? Is she better now or has she developed some tools to deal with the anxiety? hmm

swimster01 Wed 16-Nov-16 10:18:29

Sorry, only just saw the reply. She got referred within a couple of weeks I think and is on the road to recovery.

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