Unnecessary worries about health issues

@ellie26 (4128)
Malaysia
March 7, 2008 1:52pm CST
Have you ever experienced an episode in your life where you worried about your health and you thought you have some kind of sickness when you actually don't have it? I have experienced it. I thought I have heart problems just because my husband suffered a heart attack a few years back. Every time I read a magazine, books or watching television, the word "heart attack" always seem to be in them. Its like telling me that I really do have heart problems. Even the reassurance words from my doctor didn't ease my worries. I kept telling myself that I don't have health issues but my mind keep reminding me I have heart problems. I finally overcame my unnecessary worries by thinking positively about my health. I do occasionally thought about it when I am down but not as often anymore. What about you? How do you manage this if you have this unnecessary worries about health issues? Please share your thoughts.
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2 responses
• United States
7 Mar 08
Positive thinking is what you need, if you keep telling yourself something is wrong something will be. I had a mamogram one year, my mom had had cancer so I went to get myself checked, they found a lump and I had to go back for another mamogram, I was worried sick for about 3 days and I decided I would not worry I was fine and there was a logical explanation for it all, I found 4 days after that I have fiborous tissue causing the alarm of my first mamogram, think positive and positive will happen.:)
• United States
5 Apr 08
thank you for the best responce, I see I'm the only that responded on this topic, but thanks just the same :) have a great day.
@applefreak (3131)
• Singapore
24 May 08
that sounds so like myself! i'd have to confess that i'm a hypochondriac. every time i read about some illness and the symptoms, i'll start ticking off a mental list. i'd start to worry about whether if i do have the illness. but after so many false alarms, i'm learning to take it easy. i've gone for quite a few procedures to confirm that i am healthy. i also go for body checkups every year. so at the end of the day, the lesson is that pay attention to what your body is telling you. it's better to have false alarms than to ignore signs. check out this link for what it is all about. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypochondriac